HYC to the fore at Dun Laoghaire Regatta 9th - 12th July
Author: Graham Smith Posted on: 13/7/09 Print Version

The Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, which finished on Sunday 12th July, proved a happy hunting ground for Howth boats - there were 44 HYC entries - with notable successes in four classes and runners-up placings in a few others.

The most outstanding result was in Class 2 where it was an HYC 1-2-3, with Class 2 National Champions Kinetic almost inevitably taking the honours from Dux and King One .... and for good measure, Impetuous took fourth place to underline the HYC dominance.

The Etchells also had a Howth 1-2-3, with Crop Duster (Dan O'Grady) fending off the challenge of the new European Champions Northside Dragon (Jay Bourke) and Ladies Who Launch (Mary O'Loughlin) in third spot while Ben Duncan's Sharkbait won the Laser SB3s by the tightest of margins.....a better discard in the biggest fleet at the event!

The Seventeens' series was won by Pauline (O'Doherty & Ryan) and the McCabe's Mac Magic won the White Sails division on ECHO, while Colm Bermingham's Bite the Bullet was the White Sails IRC runner-up.

In the Squibs, Emmet Dalton and the Ruane/Craig partnership in Klipbok and Kerfuffle had to settle for 2nd and 3rd overall respectively while in the J80 fleet, Laura Dillon and crew on Smart Telecom only missed out on the gold by a single point.

All-in-all, a good four days racing in moderate to fresh conditions for the 450 boat fleet. HYC was also represented on the race management side with race teams on board 'Free Enterprise' setting courses on the Sutton side of the shipping lane into Dublin Port.

DL Regatta - Results >>

HYC Boats at the top end

Class 2 IRC
1stKineticColwell & Murphy
2ndDuxA Gore-Grimes
3rdKing OneD Cullen
4thImpetuousNoonan & Chambers
Class 3 IRC
3rdAllianceV Gaffney
White Sail 1 - ECHO
4thSandpiper of HowthA Knowles
White Sail 2 - IRC
2ndBite the BulletC Birmingham
5thMac MagicP & D McCabe
White Sail 2 - ECHO
1stMac MagicP & D McCabe
3rdJokers WildG Knaggs
4thBite the BulletC Birmingham
Howth 17
1stPaulineO'Doherty & Ryan
Laser SB3
1stSharkbaitDuncan & Moran
1stCrop DusterO'Grady & Reilly
2ndKlipbokE Dalton
3rdKerfuffleJ Craig
2ndSmart TelecomHYC Team