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Strangford Lough boats dominate Southern Championship

Killyleagh Yacht Club played host to the Southern Championship last weekend, with 24 Flying Fifteens turning out to compete in the five-race championship held on Strangford Lough.  The local fleet of 15 boats were joined by nine visiting yachts, with sailors arriving not only from the National Yacht Club, Dublin Bay, but from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club as well.

The consistency of their results saw Portaferry Sailing Club’s Final Fling, under Shane McCarthy and Jeremy Rodgers, lift the Southern Championship Cup, with the host club’s partnership of McCleery and Dougan in second place in 2 Fast’n Furious.  Portaferry stepped up to the mark again with Friggit, under Peter Lawson and Jo Bridges, taking third overall, leaving overnight leader Art Gekko pipped into fourth place. 

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Reilly, Quail shine in Northerns

Gerry Reilly and Tony Quail in Over The Moon are Northern Champions after a close-fought race series sailed in strong winds at CAYC at the weekend. 

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Green, Apthorp foiled in Datchet blow

After establishing an overnight lead at the Mid-Winter Series at Datchet, Charles Apthorp and his National YC crew Alan Green slipped back to place second today (Sunday Jan 27) behind Simon Kneller and Dave Lucas.

Says Alan: 'Fantastic wind up to 25 -30 knot gusts, average about 18 knots. Not so good for us ... jib fell down on the first beat of the first race ; second race managed third, some more cleats letting spi fall down, and crew errors. Fail to prepare, prepare to...'

Green to the fore at Datchet

Alan Green of the National YC, crewing with Charles Apthorp, is in the lead overnight at the Mid-Winder Series at Datchet, on the Queen Mother reservoir near Heathrow.

Apthorp and Green scored second, first and third in today's races, with the crew clearly enjoying himself: 'Wind 5 to 10 knots. Sunglasses on nearly all afternoon. Great close sailing!'

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