(L-R) Class Captain Edward O'Reilly, Pam O'Reilly, Dave Butler, Dave Clarke, Evelyn McAuliffe & Suzanne Carroll
Dave Clarke's Harlequin with crew Dave Butler, Evelyn McAuliffe & Suzanne Carroll won the championship
The Puppeteer National Championship took place over the weekend of July 22nd - 24th at HYC.
A great turnout ensured close racing. Johnny Morgan from Carlingford returned to the Puppeteers after fifteen years to compete in Andy Sargent's Mayfly.
The weather over the 3 days ranged from a gentle breeze accompanied by soft rain and mist to a howling gale on Sunday.
Friday got us off to a gentle start with one race. Despite the mist we got 3 races in on Saturday, thanks to Peter McKenna's expertise. Unfortunately, Sunday's racing had to be cancelled due to howling winds and adverse sea conditions.
With no racing on Sunday everyone was relaxed and enjoyed an excellent lunch followed by Prize Giving.
Thanks to Anglo Irish Bank and the ISA, no sailor went home empty handed.
Results are in the results section.
The top 3 in each category were: