Menu
Allianz and Afloat - Supporting Irish Boating

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Big Day for Ireland's Windsurfers at Irish Slalom Series Leg 2

14th June 2012

#WINDSURFING - Ireland's top windsurfers had a big day in Castlegregory recently at the second event in the Irish Slalom Series.

With a steady 20-25 knots of wind complemented by flat water, conditions were perfect on Saturday 2 June for the nearly 40 competitors across the Gold and Silver Fleets, as IrishSlalom.ie reports.

Veteran boarder Maurice Owens took first place in the Gold Fleet, holding off Irish wave sailing champion Rob Jones from doing the double.

But the champ was still able to provide a lesson in technique, staying on a 6.2 metre sail and 84 litre slalom board all day.

Third place went to Fintan Day, who squeaked past William 'Wookie' Revels after a hard-fought battle on the waves.

Meanwhile, in the Silver Fleet competition was immense, with very little separating the great from the good.

Paul Green picked up overall first place, while Steven Lawless consistently finished in the top three.

The next date on the calendar is set for the weekend of 21 July at Downings in Co Donegal.

IrishSlalom.ie has more on the story HERE.

Published in Surfing
MacDara Conroy

About The Author

MacDara Conroy

Email The Author

MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

We've got a favour to ask

More people are reading Afloat.ie than ever thanks to the power of the internet but we're in stormy seas because advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news sites, we haven’t put up a paywall because we want to keep our marine journalism open.

Afloat.ie is Ireland's only full–time marine journalism team and it takes time, money and hard work to produce our content.

So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

If everyone chipped in, we can enhance our coverage and our future would be more secure. You can help us through a small donation. Thank you.

Direct Donation to Afloat button

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Car Brands

subaru sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton dob
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events 2020

Wave button for Afloat new dates

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

quantum sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
https://afloat.ie/resources/marine-industry-news/viking-marine

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating