Brass Monkeys Winter Series finishes in high spirits

06 December 2014

Cait Flanagan & Alison Lynch from  Class 3 'Peanut' receiving<br>their 1st prize from the Brass Monkeys sponsor John Aungier

With 40 boats competing across four classes and following six very successful days of winter racing, the 2014 Brass Monkeys series was one of the most vibrant and successful in recent times. This event is rapidly approaching its 30th anniversary and was as popular as ever this year with the highlight being the traditional prize-giving lunch on Saturday after sailing.

Event chairman Pat Connolly entertained the 160 diners with the distribution of the many prizes including glassware, fun-prizes and special gift packs from John Aungier's Brass Monkey Restaurant. The prizes were jointly presented by Pat Connolly, John Aungier and Commodore Brian Turvey who thanked Pat and his race management team, co-sponsors Brass Monkey Restaurant and the Centre of English Studies.

The event restarts again at the end of January but not before the 'New Year's Day Race' in aid of Howth Lifeboat - another great reason to enjoy a fun day for all the family. Details will shortly be posted in the Open Events page.

Top photo: Cait Flanagan & Alison Lynch from  Class 3 'Peanut' receiving their 1st prize from the Brass Monkeys sponsor John Aungier

See some of the prize-giving photos below and a full set in GalleryThe prize giving backdrop was kindly created by Peter Fagan of Imagepac.

Peter Fagan (from Declan Grey's 'Sapphire') accepts a prize from John Aungier of the Brass Monkey Restaurant


Rhianna Flannelly accepts the Lorna Townsend Trophy from Commodore Brian Turvey


Roy Glynn (centre) is presented the Liam McGonagle Brass Monkey Trophy from Pat Connolly and David Appleyard


The 'Demelza' and 'Outcast' team enjoy some after-dinner drinks in the club dining room