The extremely experienced PRO Alan Crosbie from Co Cork managed to organised two races for the 21 boats taking part in the Irish National Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club despite some “changeable” weather!

In race one the wind shifted due to heavy rainfall and many dark clouds looming over the course set between the famous “Old Head Golf Course” and the “Sovereign’s” two large rocks that mark the entrance to Kinsale Harbour. Despite many place changes in a race more like a game of snakes and ladders, it was Dublin helm Andrew Craig in IRL 216 “Chimaera” who took the gun from Cameron Good 2nd and Martin Byrne 3rd.

In race 2 the wind had settled to around 12 to 14 kts and eventually the rain stopped. …  The fleet got away first time and it was IRL 176 “Phantom” helmed by Neil Hegarty who rounded the top mark first and was never challenged. In the battle behind it was Martin Payne helming “Little Hooka” who passed Cameron Good on the final beat to take 2nd and Cameron 3rd.

So it is, Cameron Good IRL 211 helming his “Little Fella” with crew Henry Kingston and Simon Furney who lead overall with their 2nd and 3rd on 5 points. Two more races are planned for today so lets see what happens…..

Higher, Faster, Longer……….   Stavros.  (GBR 585).