At the weekend, a fleet of twenty-six boats and fifty-two sailors descended on the National Yacht Club for the RS Feva East Coast Championships.
Race Officer Larry Power delivered six races in sunny sailing conditions over two days. The wind off Scotsman’s Bay was light on Saturday, with the first race reaching a maximum of 12 knots but dropping dramatically as the day progressed. Day 1 tested the teams to the full with light, shifty winds making it very tricky for sailors not used to racing in light winds. Sunday brought more consistent wind reaching 10+ Knots, with the Feva Spinnaker bringing many colours to Dublin Bay.
Dun Laoghaire sailors Mia – Mai Hooper and Tom Flannery from the RIYC were in top form over the two days and took 1st Place in the Gold Fleet.
Runners up were Jules Start and Grace Gavin from RStGYC, followed up by local sailors at NYC, Lucas Browne and Felix Dion, who took third place in a very completive finish. To say the racing at the top was tight would be an understatement. Indeed, the standard across the fleet improved dramatically over the two days.
RS Feva events have become more popular across Ireland, with a major emphasis on enjoying the events and having fun. We had sailors from seven clubs from across Ireland compete in three Fleet categories, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Competitors praised the well-organised event, which was sponsored by Marine Services, and the warm welcome they received from the National Yacht Club.
Overall RS Feva East Coast Championship Results
1 Mia Mai Hopper & Tom Flannery (RIYC)
2 Jules Start & Grace Gavin (RSGYC)
3 Lucas Browne & Felix Dion (NYC)
1 Isabella Clarke – Waterman & Aoibhe Kileen (RCYC)
2 Jacob Browne & Zara Whelan (NYC)
3 John Healy & Daniel Burns (INSS)
1 Lewis McConnel & Maxim Zaramenskiy (GSC)
2 Eliot Wright & Hugo McConnell (GSC)
3 Kealan Reilly & Oisin O Reilly (INSS)