Howth 420 sailors win the prizes at Munster Championships

04 July 2015

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

Doug and Colin pick up the top prize

Shane and Tim are presented with the Silver Fleet prize

Alex and Jamie O'Grady

(Photos and report by Brian McDowell and prize-giving pics by Joan O'Sullivan)