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Hyde Sails 2017 Dinghy Show

RS400 Frosties Series at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club - Day 6

by Barry McCartin 2 Apr 2019 03:17 PDT 31 March 2019
RS400s back racing on the sixth day of the RS400 Frosties Series at the Royal North of Ireland YC © Barry McCartin

Finally some racing again on Sunday 31st March as the Spring series in RNIYC resumed! Sunshine and a lovely 12 - 15 kts from the east welcomed the RS400 class after a few weeks of no sailing due to poor weather. Some teams even brought out the new cloth in preparation for the season ahead which is fast approaching.

The plan for the day was 4 races starting on-time given the sublime conditions and it certainly was with tight racing around the course and any mistake punished. Barry Mac and Andrew Penney continued to dominate the series with 3 race wins showing fantastic speed downwind with the new boat of the Vaughans sailed by Ross & Andrew nicking the final one. There were loads of changes throughout the racing with PK & Steve, Ruan & Catherine, Trevor & Ginge, Stephen & Ryan, Liam & Sharon all showing turns of great speed throughout mixing at the front.

Some of the leeward gate action that took place during the 4 races caused some hairy moments as boats came planning back together and heated exchanges (no names mentioned). All this certainly acts as a prelude to what we will see in the summer when the UK/Irish nationals come to Belfast Lough when there could be upwards of 70+ boats!

Now less than month out from the first regional events, Barry and Andrew look the Partnership to beat from this series and the competition need to find an extra gear over the closing races to reign them in! Its also great to see lots of new faces and some familiar faces who are getting back into racing.

Another 2 weeks remain of the winter series, hopefully some more of the same conditions. There were a few absentees due to Mothers Day duties so numbers back to full capacity next week would be great. Thanks as always to PRO Gerry and his sublime team of volunteers doing marks, safety, results etc giving us the opportunity for quality racing at 2019 UK/Irish Nationals venue.

Results after Day 6:

PosSail NoHelmCrewClubR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10Pts
1st1264Barry McCartinAndrew PenneyCSBC11‑53‑61111211
2nd815Trevor D'ArcyAlan McClernonCSC‑75451‑8345330
3rd1188Stephen McLernonRyan WilsonCSC3(OCS)8126‑982535
4th1210Ruan O'TiarnaighKat 42‑117‑95524837
5th1438Ross VaughanAndrew VaughanRNIYC210‑14910(DNS)233140
6th578Peter KennedyStephen KaneSLYC/RNIYC66363(DNF)466‑740
7th1178Brian HolmesWendy SmythCYC‑84688467‑9649
8th1405Liam DonnellyRick McCaigCSC971‑117(BFD)OCS57451
9th1004Tom Purdon SLYCDNS313453(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC80
10th1001Woo KearneyNickRNIYC1287(DNC)(DNC)DNC71010DNF83
11th1379Neill StrainJohn FergusonRNIYC‑1414‑15141410898986
12th728Sam Pickering CSC(DNC)(DNC)DNC242DNCDNCDNCDNC98
13th500Frank McFarlaneKyle MercerCSC13129121211(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC105
14th840Neil CalvinRoger PerrotCSC10131213139(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNC106
15th825Paul RobinsonS TolandCSC1192(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC112
16th1440Simon HutchinsonBen WilliamsRNIYC51110(DNC)(DNC)DNCDNCDNCDNCDNC116

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