Irish Team Racing Association Nationals at HYC
Author: Paul Newport Posted on: 4/4/05 Print Version

"The George Knights" - top Irish team

Ten teams took part in the Irish Team Racing Champs at HYC over the weekend. Fireflys were used, which was a welcome return of the boat to HYC, after many years absence.

Perfect weather conditions coupled with slick race management from PRO Emma Lovegrove and her team ensured a highly successful championship.

Team Racing requires a large amount of backup on the water; rib crews, umpires and facility for crew transfers. A big thanks to everybody involved, including Mick Hunt for providing Erraid as a mobile dock and Neville Maguire for similar support with the Free Enterprise.

The Open Championship went to West Kirby. The top Irish teams were "The George Knights" and runners up the RStGYC team. They will travel to the World Championships in Newport, USA in September.

Eavan Ganon & Rachel McManus organised the event with Riain Timon & Paul Newport organising the associated HYC activity.

Mike Hunt's Erraid was an excellent support boat, along with HYC's Free Enterpise.