This year’s Irish Laser National Championships was hosted by Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven, Cork from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd of August. The 88 competitors across the 3 fleets battled in challenging conditions from very strong winds of 35 knots+ which almost flattened the fleet on Friday and racing was abandoned to no wind at all where racing had to be cancelled on the final day. The fleet managed 8 races in total which gave sailors one discard.
The NYC was represented in both the 4.7 and Radial Classes. Both Christian Ennis and Ella Dempsey performed well within the 4.7 class, Christian coming in 5th place and Ella in 17 place and sixth girl overall.
In the Radial Class Hugh O’Connor once again performed well and finished in 8th place, finishing strong, his final race in 4th place. Strong performance was also seen in both Adam Irvin who finished mid fleet and James Fitzgerald who was unfortunate to experience equipment failure at the beginning of the event.
Many thanks to RCYC for hosting such a fine event and we look forward to our next visit in October for the ISA Youth Nationals.