Three race wins secure Brassed Off Cup victory for Alana Coakley

27 March 2016
Three race wins secure Brassed Off Cup victory for Alana Coakley

HYC ran its annual Brassed Off Cup event on Good Friday. The event was very well attended by 60 sailors from across Dublin and also from Lough Ree and Lough Derg. The wind behaved as forecasted, quickly building to 16-25kts at midday, unfortunately denying the younger Regatta Fleet sailors from racing. Faced with a building breeze, race officer Richard Kissane fired off the three scheduled races in quick succession. The attrition was high with many sailors falling victim to breeze, current and the dreaded black flag!

'Girl Power!' Five girls reach the top mark at the front of the fleet

The top girls revelled in the conditions taking the first five positions overall. The Junior fleet was won by HYC's Eve McMahon who also secured 2nd overall. Moss Simmington (RstGYC) was runner up and Iseult Hogan (RstGYC) secured 3rd.

The winner of the Seniors and the 2016 Brassed Off Cup was Alana Coakley (RstGYC - top photograph). Alana's superb three race wins safely secured her spot on the trophy. NYC's Fiona Ferguson took 2nd place in Seniors with Kate Fahy (RstGYC/LDYC) taking 3rd.

Well done to all sailors and many thanks to all those volunteered with their time.

Report by Conor Turvey

Below see photos with Commodore Berchmans Gannon presenting the prizes to all the winners:

Fiona Ferguson (RstGYC) – 2nd Senior Fleet

Kate Fahy (RstGYC/LDYC) – 3rd Senior Fleet

Eve McMahon (HYC) – 1st Junior Fleet

Moss Simington (RStGYC) - 2nd Junior Fleet

Iseult Hogan (RStGYC) – 3rd Junior Fleet