Howth 17s Garryowen Cup
Author: John Deane Posted on: 24/7/13 Print Version

Tuesday night's one-design racing had an extra dimension this week with the running of the Garryowen Cup (Howth 17s Junior Race), a race normally scheduled to run during a quiet windless Sunday morning - a somewhat different affair this year.

Ten under-18's took the helms of Howth's finest racing treasures in a gusty and fresh southerly wind under the watchful guidance of their regular crews and owners.

An excellent start allowed Nadia Beshoff in 'Oona' take a substantial lead for most of the race, only to be snatched from her when (420-sailor) Fergus Flood avoided a windless area under the 'Stack' at Ireland's Eye on the penultimate leg and taking line-honours on 'Isobel'. Sam Markey finished second on 'Zaida' and Daniel Hopkins was 3rd on 'Echo'.

Congratulations to all those juniors that took part and many thanks to the Seventeen Class for providing such an exciting evening for them.

The junior helms were:

Daniel HopkinsEcho
Aoife KeeganRita
Maisie RyanPauline
Sam MarkeyZaida
Alan KeoganLeila
Lara JamesonRosemary
Nadia BeshoffOona
Fergus FloodIsobel
Aoife LinnaneSheila