Wednesday, September 29, 2010

All Ireland Sailing Championship

J/80 one-design sailboat- in peaceful anchorage in Cork, Ireland
(Cork, Ireland)- This weekend, the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven, Cork was host to the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championships, an event for the best of the Juniors and Seniors in the country sailing on their fleet of J/80s.

While the Juniors managed to get there racing schedule completed in difficult sailing conditions unfortunately the Seniors did not - PRO David O'Brien was forced to cancel the final flight and decider for the Senior All Ireland Championship due to lack of wind. The final 5 race flight is to be scheduled for a later date: those 8 helms and teams will be Anthony O’Leary, Neil Kenefick, Nicholas O’Leary, Garrett May, Niall Henry, James Espey, Nick Walsh, Ewen Barry. Philip Doran from Courtown SC was crowned ISA All Ireland Junior Champion 2010.  Thanks to Irish Sailing Anarchist-  Brian Carlin from Cube Images.  See more of Brian's spectacular sailing photography here.