Sailing Season Finishes


A great call by Liam Dinneen, PRO for Saturday, saw 7 boats brave strong winds to compete in 3 short but tough races.  The tight standings before the racing added to the excitement.  In the PY we congratulate Frankie Brown (mermaid 135) who defiantly, with his crew, threw off their latent tendency to become submariners and stormed through the races with a first and two seconds to win the series and the mermaid Boylan trophy with Colman Grimes and Stan Shepherd coming 2nd and 3rd in the series despite the close attention of Cathal Sheridan and Niall McGrotty.  Stan wins the Dollard Cup as best laser in the series.
In the progressive series Colman (GP14) took the honours from Frankie in second and Paul Browne in third (and winning the mermaid Dardis trophy).  Only 2 points separated the top three boats in this competition.  Following racing and the taking of boats out of the water all adjourned to the clubhouse for sandwiches kindly prepared by Kathryn Collins.  Many thanks.