Hosted by the Royal St George Yacht Club, eight teams competed in Fireflies for the title last weekend in mostly light airs and acquitted themselves perfectly providing entertaining team racing in Dun Laoghaire harbour.
A light breeze faded by midday and after an hour filled in from the east providing a good team racing in the afternoon to complete the first round.
After the round robin, only one point separated Gonzaga 1 from the other semi-final chasing teams who comprised Loreto Stephens Green, St Andrews College and Blackrock College. Loreto SG took Gonzaga to three races before narrowly losing the deciding race and St Andrews dispatched 'Rock' without a loss. Andrews went down fighting to Gonzaga who had recovered their form from the close call with Loreto SG.
"The top four teams qualify for the all Ireland Schools to be run by FOMEC in Schull in April"
The top four teams qualify for the all Ireland Schools to be run by FOMEC in Schull in April.
The excellent event was well run by Eunice Kennedy who led the team in the George and the parents who enthusiastically rallied the teams and supported the event.
Thanks are due to the George and Dublin University Sailing Club who loaned the Fireflies and KSail.co.uk who provided the draw.
Jack Fahy & Andrew Conan
Henry Higgins & Finn Cleary
Tom Higgins & Jacques Murphy
St Andrews College
Finn Walker & Oisin Hughes
Eve McMahon & Kei Walker
Kitty Flanagan & Amelia Johnson
Morgan Lyttle & Colm Roche
Hugh O’Connor & Conor Gorman
Charlie Cullen & Colm Hogan
Loreto St Stephens Green
Ella Hemryk &Tara Berry
Nell Staunton & Joanna Berry
Natasha Hemryk & Ciara Paul
Loreto Foxrock, Alexandra College, Gonzaga2 and St Conleth’s College comprised the remaining teams.