WD40 Howth Moth Flutter
The forecast for Sunday was not promising, with little or no wind predicted. Race officer and event dictator Emmet Dalton wasn’t going to let that stop him, so he ordered the fleet out of bed and on the water at the ungodly hour of 11:30. Luckily his conviction was rewarded with a solid 12 knots from the West but again it didn’t last. The first race of the day was won by Ewan, who very cleverly picked his way through the gusts and foiled for the entire first upwind leg. That gave him a huge lead which he held to the finish. Very impressive for someone who foiled for the first time just six weeks ago. The next two races were weird and wonderful with breeze coming and going and leads changing constantly. Alistair managed to find himself on the right side of a few shifts and won both. It wasn’t enough to overtake Rory who won the event, with Alistair second and Neil third.
Special thanks to WD40 and Team P.R. Reilly for their sponsorship of the event and Emmet for organising and officiating. The moth fleet are already looking forward to coming back to Howth.
Report by Alistair Kissane - Irish Moth Class President