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2011 IMCAI Northern Championships


Saturday 07, May 2011

 

This year’s Mirror Northerns was hosted by Lough Neagh Sailing Club and took place on the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd July. Three Sligo boats travelled to the event: Purple Monkey Dishwasher (Beth and Shauna Armstrong), We Take Plastic (Ronan Armstrong and Jamie Gillen) and Gybe Bunny (Harry and Fergus Collins.)

Lough Neagh Sailing Club is situated in Kinnego Bay at the south east corner of the beautiful Lough which covers an incredible 392 sq. km. (Compare this with Lough Derg with an area of 118 sq. km and our own Lough Gill which has 15 sq. km.) The Club specialises in mixed-fleet cruiser racing but is developing an enthusiastic junior section sailing Lasers and Toppers.

Conditions were very light for Saturday’s two races with what wind there was being highly variable in direction. Some of the seventeen-boat fleet found themselves flying spinnakers for all three legs of a triangular course. Such was the disorientation that six competitors forgot to pass through the start line on the second beat as required in the sailing instructions and were DSQd as a result.

The Club laid on an excellent barbeque after racing on both days and competitors and their families were able to sit outside until after nine in the Saturday evening sunshine.

Sunday started with almost no wind but a five knot breeze picked up at around 11:00 and the race officer was able to complete three races by 16:00 and so a one race discard was applied to the results.

The Commodore John McCormick thanked the visitors for their participation and complemented them on their sailing skills and good behaviour during the event.

The event was won by Still Thinking (Cian Hickey) of Skerries Sailing Club. Sligo’s Gybe Bunny (Harry and Fergus Collins) came third in the Silver Fleet.

The complete results can be viewed here.

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