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2015 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta – Day 2 overall
2015 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta© David Branigan/Oceansport

Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015 – Day 2 overall

As Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2015 reaches its halfway stage, overall leaderboards are shaping up across 29 racing classes. With strong winds, the sixth edition of Ireland’s biggest sailing event has produced some impressive performances on the water and boat handling skills are at a premium.

With a strong wind warning, there was always going to be gear damage on day two of the massive 415-boat regatta. Battered sailors returned to harbour tonight with plenty of stories from the race course of retirals, torn sails, crews overboard, capsizes and dismastings. A lifeboat call–out only added to the drama of day two.

It marked a busy day for both for competitors and the race committee who were forced to postpone racing for the dinghies and one-designs until lunch time as southerly winds touched 30-knots. With all classes aiming for either two or three races today, results in the 415-boat fleet were still being computed in some classes at 7 pm.

Racing started with the bumper 25–boat IRC offshore class and a start close to the Dun Laoghaire shoreline. Adrian Lee’s canting keel Cookson 50 Lee Overlay took an immediate advantage in the heavy airs to lead the fleet south and now leads the division from George Sisk’s Farr 42 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Third is Kinsale visitor Freya, an X–442, skippered by Conor Doyle.

The offshore race was not without incident and in the closing stages in the afternoon the Dun Laoghaire lifeboat was called to render assistance to a man overboard from the Arklow J122 Aquelina with winds reaching 25 knots in choppy seas.

Three straight wins for Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Ker 37 Jump Juice puts skipper Conor Phelan in the running for the top overall performance in the regatta so far.

The former Commodore’s Cupper is now five points clear of the Clyde’s Corby 37 Auora (R Stuart and B Ram) in the seven boat fleet. Struggling to perform however in this big boat class is the smallest boat in the class, the new C&C 30 Checkmate XVI under skipper Nigel Biggs from the Royal Irish.

In class one, two Royal Irish yachts, Bon Exemple, an XP33 and Paul O’Higgins’ Corby 33 Rockabill V are separated by a single point at the top of the 16–boat fleet. Third is another Dublin Bay entry, the A35 Gringo skippered by Tony Fox of the National Yacht Club.

2015 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta – Day 2 overall

2015 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta© David Branigan/Oceansport

South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club J97 Injenious is the leader of class two from Howth Half–Tonner Checkmate XV. The third is Craig Latimer’s J/92 Wildebeest V from the Clyde Cruising Club. The Howth X 302 Dux (Anthony Gore-Grimes) is counting two wins and a second to lead club–mate Paddy Kyne’s sister–ship by a single point in the 11–boat class three. Third is another Howth boat, the Corby 25 Fusion (Richard Colwell/Ronan Cobbe).

After three races sailed, Royal Irish yachts have taken the lead in cruiser class four. Paul Colton’s Quarter Tonner Cri Cri has the same five points as the Royal Ulster Yacht Club and Ballyholme entry Starflash (Alan Morrison and John Simms) but leads by virtue of two race wins today.

Pat Kelly’s first race advantage in the J109 National Championships, being sailed as part of the regatta, turned out to be short–lived when Thursday’s race was scrubbed due to an error in the starting sequence. The aim is to re-run that race tomorrow. Kelly, however, did not let the setback deter his national title ambitions and took two further wins today. It puts the Howth boat at the top of the leaderboard ahead of pre–regatta favourites, John Maybury’s Joker II, who counts two seconds.

In a fine turnout of 16 Sigma 33s, Alan Harper’s Leaky Roof 2 from the Clyde Cruising Club leads Belfast lough rival Squawk (Paul Prentice). Third is local yacht Popje skippered by Ted McCourt of the National Yacht Club. Three race wins gives Ian Mathews and Keith Poole the lead in the 20–boat Flying Fifteen class.

According to forecasters, it looks like there will be more blustery south-westerlies for racing tomorrow, moderating slightly for the final races on Sunday morning.

Complete results

IRC CLASS 0
Series Place Sail No Boat Boat Type Owner Club Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
1 IRL2007 Jump Juice Ker 37 Conor Phelan Royal Cork Yacht Club 1.104 7 1 1 1 3 1 6
2 GBR7737R Aurora Corby 37 R Stuart B Ram Clyde Cruising Club 1.090 12 2 2 3 4 4 1
3 GBR4041R Forty Licks First 40 Jay Colville East Down Yacht Club 1.083 13 4 3 2 5 2 2
4 GBR621R Stratisfear Corby 36 Guy Cowper Royal Dee Yacht Club 1.072 18 5 6 4 1 5 3
5 GBR8038R Roxstar XP38i Jonathan Anderson Clyde Cruising Club 1.079 19 2 5 5 2 6 5
6 IRL9852 Crazy Horse Mills 36 Chambers/Reilly . Howth Yacht Club 1.083 23 6 4 8 6 3 4
7 GBR6615R Checkmate XVI C&C 30 One-Design Checkmate Sailing Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.140 34 7 7 6 7 7 7

IRC CLASS 1

Series Place Sail No Boat Owner Club Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
1 IRL3307 Rockabill V Paul O’Higgins Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.040 16 4 4 1 4 3 4
2 IRL7778 Gringo Tony Fox National Yacht Club 1.023 19 5 2 2 10 1 9
3 GBR7377 Impostor Richard Fildes South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club 1.036 19 6 3 3 11 4 3
4 GBR8933R Bon Exemple X YachtsGB Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.021 22 2 1 17 2 6 11
5 IRL1666 Carmen 2 Paul /Alan Scutt / Jeffrey Helensburgh Sailing Club 1.020 24 9 9 8 3 2 2
6 GBR3627L Animal Kevin Aitken Clyde Cruising Club 1.023 24.5 17 5 5 5.5 8 1
7 IRL811 Raptor Denis Hewitt & Ors Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.018 29.5 3 10 10 5.5 5 6
8 GBR9740R Sloop John ‘T’ Iain Thomson Clyde Cruising Club 1.028 30 8 13 4 1 9 8
9 IRL1367 Boomerang Kirwan Family Royal St George Yacht Club 0.999 39 1 7 12 12 7 13
10 GBR702R Wildfire D/J O’Malley/Urquhart Royal Northern Yacht Club 1.000 41 10 8 7 9 11 7
11 GBR2620L Fox in Sox Andrew Jones Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.001 44 7 12 6 7 14 12
12 IRL7386 Lynx TEAM INSS Kenneth Rumball Irish National Sailing School 1.049 49 17 6 9 14 10 10
13 IRL3504 Prima Luce Burke, Lemass O’Flynn Royal Irish YC/National YC 1.018 56 17 11 11 8 12 14
14 GBR7667R Now or Never 3 Neil Sandford Fairlie Yacht Club 1.036 57 11 15 17 13 13 5
15 IRL11100 Zephyr Morgan Crowe Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.027 73 12 16 17 15 15 15
16 IRL1818 In Correct Frank Whelan Royal St George Yacht Club 1.030 82 17 14 17 17 17 17

 

IRC CLASS 2
Series Place Sail No Boat Owner Club Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
1 IRL1484 Harmony Jonny Swan Howth Yacht Club 0.948 12.5 4 1.5 7 3 2 2
2 GBR2728L Injenious Mike and Graham Crompton & Hallworth South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club 0.980 13 1 1.5 2 6 3.5 5
3 IRL2016 Checkmate XV David Cullen Howth Yacht Club 0.944 17 3 5 1 7 1 8
4 GBR9292C Wildebeest V Craig Latimer Clyde Cruising Club 0.961 17 2 3 4 8 5 3
5 IRL5522 The Big Picture Michael and Richard Evans Howth Yacht Club 0.944 18 7 6 3 2 6 1
6 GBR8747T Movistar Bleu Raymond Killops Killyleagh Yacht Club 0.967 20.5 5 7 8 1 3.5 4
7 IRL3471 Black Velvet Leslie Parnell Royal Irish Yacht Club 0.987 33 6 9 6 5 7 9
8 IRL7284 Red Rhum Jonathan/Christopher Nicholson Royal St George Yacht Club 0.970 37 11 8 9 4 9 7
9 GBR7347R Daydream Believer Jim Cartwright Liverpool Yacht Club 0.981 40 9 15 5 12 8 6
10 IRL8750 Jester Declan Curtin National Yacht Club 0.958 44 10 4 10 10 12 10
11 IRL1046 Jawesome 2 Noel Young Ballyronan Boat Club 0.958 56 15 10 15 9 11 11
12 GBR605 Jambiya Vincent & Martin Lattimore & Ryan Royal Irish Yacht Club 0.958 60 12 15 15 11 10 12
13 GBR8272 Enigma Howard Morrison Clyde Cruising Club 0.982 68 8 15 15 15 15 15
14 IRL26026 Ruthless Conor Ronan Sligo Yacht Club 0.951 75 15 15 15 15 15 15

IRC CLASS 3

Series Place Sail No Boat Type of Boat Owner Club Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
1 IRL988 Dux X 302 Anthony Gore-Grimes Howth Yacht Club 0.929 8 1 2 1 3 1 3
2 IRL7495 Maximus X-302 Paddy Kyne Howth Yacht Club 0.924 11 2 1 2 1 6 5
3 IRL2552 Fusion Corby 25 Richard Colwell/Ronan Cobbe Howth Yacht Club 0.935 15 3 3 4 7 4 1
4 GBR4377T Evenflow Sigma 35 Stuart Cranston Down Cruising Club 0.930 17 4 6 3 2 2 6
5 IRL2507 Impetuous Corby 25 Noonan Chambers Howth Yacht Club 0.930 21 5 5 6 4 3 4
6 IRL2525 Tribal Corby 25 Liam Burke Galway Bay Sailing Club 0.930 22 6 4 5 5 7 2
7 IRL1103 Viking X-302 Kevin Darmody Mark Patterson Howth Yacht Club 0.926 32 8 7 7 6 5 7
8 IRL521 Bendemeer First 325 Denis Power/Lindsay Casey Royal St George Yacht Club 0.926 39 7 9 8 8 8 8
9 IRL8223 Kamikaze Sunfast 32 Peter Nash Royal St George Yacht Club 0.939 44 9 8 9 9 9 9
10 IRL1656 Witzend 2 First 27.7 Peter Conlon Royal St George Yacht Club 0.953 56 10 12 12 12 12 10
11 IRL1798 Rebel Beneteau First 300 Spirit Cris Miles Conwy Yacht Club 0.937 60 12 12 12 12 12 12

IRC CLASS 4

Place Sail No Boat Owner Club Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
1 ITA8709 Cri Cri Paul Colton Royal Irish Yacht Club 0.905 6 3 1 1 2 1 1
2 GBR7149 Starflash Alan Morrison John Simms Royal Ulster Yacht Club/Ballyholme 0.855 15 1 2 2 3 9 7
3 GBR9612 Bambi Richard Harding National Yacht Club 0.888 17 6 4 4 1 8 2
4 GBR7195 DI RICH Tim Hare & Paul & Josh Pratt Liverpool Yacht Club 0.841 17 2 5 3 5 2 5
5 GBR4203 Stargazer Donald Campbell Arran Yacht Club 0.904 19 5 3 5 9 3 3
6 IRL1654 Goyave Russell Camier Malahide Yacht Club 0.871 32 7 7 6 6 7 6
7 GBR7469T Tango Andy Dunn Douglas Bay Yacht Club 0.859 34 8 6 8 8 4 8
8 IRL6998 Flash Graeme Noonan Greystones SC 0.907 37 11 8 9 11 5 4
9 8245N Asterix Boushell/Counihan/ Meredith Dun Laoghaire Marina 0.823 38 9 9 11 4 6 10
10 IRL7500 Supernova Joseph Timbs and Others Royal Irish Yacht Club 0.871 52 12 11 7 13 13 9
11 282 Digit Colin Patterson East Down Yacht Club 0.844 55 10 12 10 12 11 12
12 IRL851 Taiscealai Brian Richardson Royal Irish Yacht Club 0.878 57 13 10 12 10 12 13
13 IRL8069 Cacciatore Mairead Ni Cheallachain National Yacht Club 0.822 59 14 17 17 7 10 11
14 IRL508 Quest Barry Cunningham/Jonathon Skerritt Royal Irish Yacht Club 0.906 72 4 17 17 17 17 17
15 1192C Apache Jonathan Gifford Quoile Yacht Club 0.861 85 17 17 17 17 17 17
15 FRA9186 Cartoon K.Lawless, J.Brady, S.McCormack Royal Irish Yacht Club 0.898 85 17 17 17 17 17 17

 

J109
Series Place Sail No Boat Owner Club Series Points Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
1 IRL1206 Joker 2 John Maybury Royal Irish Yacht Club 6 2 2 1 2 1
2 IRL1141 Storm Pat Kelly Rush Sailing Club 7 1 1 4 1 5
3 IRL5109 Jalapeno Barrington, Bourke Philips National Yacht Club 13 4 5 2 12 2
4 IRL29213 Something Else John & Brian Hall National Yacht Club 13 3 4 3 3 4
5 IRL7991 Jigamaree David Stewart Royal Irish Yacht Club 20 5 8 7 5 3
6 GBR8209 Jeepster David Lean South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club 22 9 3 10 4 6
7 IRL1095 Dear Prudence Bourke/Cummins Royal Irish Yacht Club 28 8 6 8 6 8
8 IRL1383 Ruth Liam Shanahan National Yacht Club 30 6 7 5 12 12
9 IRL9898 Indecision Declan Hayes Royal Irish Yacht Club 32 7 9 9 7 9
10 IRL28898 Powder Monkey Moore,Byrneand Others National Yacht Club 33 11 12 6 9 7
11 IRL1129 Jump The Gun Michael/John M Monaghan/Kelly Royal Irish Yacht Club 39 10 12 11 8 10

SIGMA 33

Place Sail No Boat Club Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
1 GBR4607 Leaky Roof 2 Cove SC/Clyde Cruising Club. 8 2 1 1 3 1 5
2 GBR8148R Squawk Belfast YC/Royal Ulster Yacht Club 9 1 2 2 2 6 2
3 IRL4633 White Mischief Royal Irish Yacht Club 17 5 3 4 1 4 8
4 IRL4518 Rupert Royal St George Yacht Club 20 6 17 6 5 2 1
5 GBR4254 Sea-Pie of Cultra Manx Sailing and Cruising Club 23 4 4 8 4 3 12
6 IRL4364 Popje National Yacht Club 24 3 5 3 6 9 7
7 K4359 Signet of Kip Strangford Lough Yacht Club 33 17 6 7 10 7 3
8 GBR4583 Marauder South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club 36 11 17 5 8 8 4
9 GBR4348 Legless Again Liverpool Yacht Club 40 12 7 10 9 5 9
10 IRL4534 Gwili Two Royal St George Yacht Club 45 8 17 9 7 11 10
11 IRL4464 Springer Royal St George Yacht Club 48 7 17 12 13 10 6
12 GBR8666 Polished Manx Isle of Man 56 9 8 13 12 14 14
13 1688C Pastiche Royal Irish Yacht Club 60 13 10 14 11 13 13
14 K4368 Enchantress National Yacht Club 63 17 9 11 17 15 11
15 GBR4999 Moonshine Royal St George Yacht Club 70 10 17 17 14 12 17
16 IRL971 Leeuwin Royal Irish Yacht Club 85 17 17 17 17 17 17

BENETEAU 31.7

Place Sail No Boat Owner Club Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
1 1740 Levana Jean Mitton Royal St George Yacht Club 9 1 1 1 3 3 3
2 IRL2004 Crazyhorse Frank/Ivan Heath/Schuster Royal St George Yacht Club 12 2 4 7 1 4 1
3 IRL1310 After You Too Michael Blaney Royal St George Yacht Club 15 6 2 4 4 1 4
4 IRL1565 Prospect Chris Johnston National Yacht Club 23 3 13 2 8 2 8
5 IRL3007 30 Something Brian Kavanagh/Tom Lubliner Gerry Gaffney Royal St George Yacht Club 25 13 8 8 2 5 2
6 GBR7221T Eauvation Jason and Debbie Corlett Douglas Bay Yacht Club 26 9 3 5 6 7 5
7 IRL7317 Attitude Sugars & Milner Royal Irish YC/Royal St George YC 30 8 6 3 7 12 6
8 IRL3107 Levante John / Michael Power / Leahy National Yacht Club 33 7 5 13 5 9 7
9 IRL2970 Kernach Eoin O’Driscoll National Yacht Club 37 5 10 6 11 6 10
10 IRL6662 Bluefin Two Michael & Bernie Bryson National Yacht Club 39 4 7 13 9 8 11
11 IRL6909 Extreme Reality Patrick McSwiney Royal Irish Yacht Club 52 10 11 13 12 10 9
12 IRL5317 Fiddly Bits PJ Timmins Royal St George Yacht Club 55 13 9 13 10 11 12

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