Royal Cork Yacht Club's Atlee Kohl has won the 2018 Junior Irish Sailing All Ireland Sailing Championships sailed in Firefly dinghies in Dun Laoghaire Harbour today.
With only a single point between the top three boats, first and second place was decided on a tie-breaker, with a nail-biting last race seeing Kohl, nominated for the competition by the Laser 4.7s and 29er classes, snatching the title from last year’s winner Micheal O’Suilleabhain from Kinsale. Dubliner Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club came in third place just one point behind after seven races.
Sixteen nominees from various different Irish Sailing affiliated classes competed in the event in the Royal St George Yacht Club. Racing took place both inside and outside the harbour, with gusts inside the harbour today of up to 30 knots.
Final results: 1st place Atlee Kohl (RCYC) with crew Jonathan O’Shaughnessy; 2nd place was Micheal O’Suilleabhain (Kinsale YC) with crew Michael Carroll; 3rd place was Tom Higgins with crew Henry Higgins (RStGYC); Alana Coakley (RStGYC) crewing with Ellie Cunnane was First Girl. Full results of the event are available here