J24 Western Championships – Lough Ree

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Well done to Stouche, Gala Racing and our U25 J24 Team Jasper who headed to the J24 Western Championships in Lough Ree recently.  Race 1 started but was abandoned as boats headed on the first downwind leg.  Those brave enough to put up kites struggled to hold them.  Wind in the 20s gusting in the 30s kts.  Stouche drew a lot of attention with their capsize and have to be praised for their very impressive recovery.  Our U25s (aged between 17 years and 21 years) have to be congratulated for their perserverance in such bad weather conditions, some boats turned back but they continued to race mid-fleet until the race was abandoned.  Well done!  Gala Racing also doing very well, they continued to race until the race was abandoned.  Well done to you all on braving the elements.  Unfortunately there was no racing all weekend due the terrible weather conditions.  All sailors got home safe and sound.