HYC Laser Sailors at Interschool’s Championship

28 September 2014

Five of HYC's laser sailors Ben Jennings, Tom Mulligan, Darragh Kelly, Daniel Hopkins and Tess Coyne competed in the Interschools regatta held over 2 days in Sutton Dinghy Club last week. Most of these sailors only started sailing lasers this year so it is fantastic to see the progress they have made.

There were 69 boats in the mixed PY fleet but with 35 boats in the laser class they had their own start.

Day 1 was light and tricky on the water with the wind fading away in race 2 to almost nothing. Two races were completed and the HYC sailors posted some strong results.

Day 2 dawned with water like glass in Sutton creek but eventually the wind filled in to give a lovely 10 knot breeze. Two races were again completed by Race officer Jim Lambkin and the Howth sailors did us proud sailing well in the 69 boat fleet.

Daniel Hopkins finished in 3rd position ( 1st laser), Darragh Kelly 4th, Ben Jennings 13th, Tom Mulligan 17th and Tess Coyne 38th. The mixed fleet was won by Tom Natin sailing a standard rig and the top school was St. Fintans Secondary School.

Well done to all and to Sutton DC for once again hosting a terrific event.

(Article by HYC Laser Class Captain Niamh Hopkins)