Brian Lennon was on Commodores' Cup Winning boat, Anthony O'Learys' Antix
Author: John Deane Posted on: 12/9/10 Print Version

Vice-Commodore Roger Cagney congratulates Brian Lennon
who was a member of the Irish Team that won The Commodores' Cup
sailing on board Anthony O'Learys Ker 39 Antix.
Roger asked Brian (BL) how the event had gone from his perspective:

"As you know Roger since yourself and I sold the 1720 Hibernian 6 years ago I have competed with Anthony at every major IRC Regatta in both the UK & Ireland. This included two previous Commodores' Cups in 2006 and 2008 and winning the event in 2010 has been a result of a lot of hard work by a lot of people. Each campaign has been a fantastic experience and a steep learning curve. The 2010 win was a result of not only hard work on the water, but also knowing how to get the best out of the boat having put the hours in prior to the event itself.

Anthony O'Learys' Antix
The Commodores' Cup is a tough Regatta with no discards and the two Offshores, test everyone physically and mentally. The bottom line is we learned from previous mistakes and made certain the team stayed focused throughout the 7 days of racing.

The Antix Team is driven by our Skipper Anthony O'Leary who apart from being owner is also one of the best helmsmen in the country. His son Peter joined us for the event having won the Star Class at the Sail for Gold Olympic regatta in Weymouth. This was another fantastic result for Irish Sailing and Peter himself.

Finally it was great to see such a blend of youth & experience on each boat and I have no doubt many of the guys sailing will cherish this victory, particularly in Cowes. On behalf of each crew member I would like to thank the three owners ...

Anthony O'Leary - 'Antix'
Dave Dwyer - 'Mariners Cove'
Rob Davies - 'Roxy'

... for giving us the opportunity to not only compete but win the Commodores' Cup for Ireland."

The next event is in 2012 and it would be great to see a Howth Boat getting into the Team.
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