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J24 Spring Open 2017 Results


Sunday 07, May 2017

Congratulations to all the Winners of the Martin Reilly Motors Spring Series !

The last day of the Martin Reilly Motors J24 Spring Open Series at Sligo Yacht Club was what can only be described as Champagne Sailing.  With a blue sky, a beautiful ten knot northwesterly breeze and flat water.  The fleet got away cleanly for the first start and had a close fought race all the way round the course to the finish.  Martin Reilly's Crazy Horse taking line honours a mere twenty seconds ahead of the chasing pack.  After the handicaps were applied to the Echo results it showed that some of the boats further down the fleet had managed to keep themselves in contention, with the Mullaghmore boat, Lady Caroline owned by John Somers and Brody Sweeney managing to secure 1st place under the Echo Rule, Owen Carton's Printfix.ie placing 2nd.

The second race saw the fleet tightly packed at the committee boat end with Martin Reilly's team losing out and getting caught at the back of the pack.  The leading boats spent the first leg crossing tacks, with Lady Caroline closing the distance to Gerry Gilligan's Jana.  However at the first mark it was Brian Raftery's Gossip that managed to slip around just in front of Jana to lead the pack as the spinnakers were hoisted.  Gossip managed to maintain their lead and took line honours ahead of Jana, with Lady Caroline placing third on the water.  Once again, when the handicapping was applied once again Lady Caroline showed her form, securing 1st place.  However it was the 2nd place boat under the rule, Printfix.ie, this was to prove the most vital result of the day, this result secured Owen Carton and his team an Overall Echo Victory.

Overall Winner - J24 One Design: Martin Reilly's "Crazy Horse".  Overall Winner - Echo Rating:  Owen Carton's "Printfix.ie". 

A huge thank you to all the competitors, to all the volunteers that helped make the series possible and to our sponsor Martin Reilly Motors.

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to all the Members who Volunteer

Ossian, Michael B, and Brendan for our winter Training Sessions, Ruth for all the back copies of GP Mailsail, Nancy, Niall & Gerry B for helping with interviewing candidates for Instructor Positions, All members who volunteered for Working Groups.   This list will be updated regularly

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