Howth 420 sailors win the prizes at Munster Championships
Howth Yacht Club was represented by 9 sailors at the EY 420 Munster Championships in Dunmore East last weekend. The sailors enjoyed a fantastic weekend sailing alongside Fireballs and Flying 15s under the watchful eye of Race Officers Con Murphy and Cathy McAleavey at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club.
Shane McLaughlin/Tim Coyne saw all their hard work training over the winter pay off when they secured first place in the Silver fleet. They were followed home by the fast improving Alex & Jamie O’Grady in second place.
Dougie Elmes/Colin O’Sullivan finished the series with 6 race wins to take first place in the gold fleet. Despite some close finishes Lizzy & Cara McDowell were unable to break the boys domination at thee front of the fleet, but they finished with 5 seconds to secure second place in the Gold Fleet. Bill Staunton sailing with James McCann from RCYC completed the podium places. See results here
(Photos and report by Brian McDowell and prize-giving pics by Joan O'Sullivan)