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Dun Laoghaire Regatta has come to a close

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailimage Dublin Yacht Club’s shared the bulk of the overall prizes, awarded this afternoon at the official prize giving in the National Yacht Club, winning 22 of the 29 classes including the coveted ‘Boat of the Week’ Trophy. George Sisk’s Farr 42 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was named top boat after winning three of four challenging IRC coastal races in a 25–boat offshore fleet. Regatta Chairman Tim Goodbody’s reminder that ‘Volvo Dun Laoghaire is a fun regatta, not a championship’ did little to stem the fierce competition for the coveted Volvo prizes in 29 classes as the last race of the event concluded in the lightest winds of the series. In a summer of achievements for veteran campaigner George Sisk, his Volvo trophy follows IRC National Championship victory in Kinsale last month. The premier award for top visiting boat went to Scottish Sigma 33 Alan Harper sailing Leaky Roof 2. The best IRC yacht award went to Paul Colton’s quarter tonner Cri-Cri from the Royal Irish. The best one design keelboat award went to the Ruffian 23 Diane II skippered by Chris Helme of the Royal St. George YC.