J24 Western Championships

What a fantastic weekend of racing! On Saturday, we completed four races in 10 to 12 knots of breeze, anticipating calm conditions on Sunday. However, Sunday morning greeted us with beautiful sunshine and a steady 6 to 9 knots of breeze. Race Officer – Derek Bothwell – set a perfect course of three laps of windward-leeward, and managed to finish the race by shortening the course, allowing us to complete five races for the Western Championships.

Congratulations to “Headcase” for another outstanding performance, securing first place once again. Best of Luck to Headcase as they head to Sardinia for the J24 European Championships. We look forward to meeting up again in Wicklow at the end of July.

Congratulations also to “Hung Jury” who were winners in the Silver Fleet. Thanks to all competitors for giving us such a high standard of sailing over the weekend. It was a joy to watch!

A huge thank you to Derek and Gaye for their usual fantastic Race Management, to Mark Usher, President, J24 Association, for all his help, to FYC members who assisted throughout the weekend, and to Bev – Commodore, for organising a fantastic event.

A shout out to Pat Lawless for making the beautiful trophies, to BCS Crane Hire for their exceptional service, and to Shannon Foynes Port Company for the regular updates on shipping.

Results link: https://halsail-1e484.kxcdn.com/Result/Public/80249