GILRS DOMINATE AT 420 ULSTER CHAMPIONSHIP
Eight teams did battle on the chilly waters off Ballyhome Yacht Club at the 2017 420 Ulster Championship, 6-7 May 2017.
All-girl crews dominated the event despite the strong winds on Saturday, occupying the first 3 places overall. It was great to see local sailor Adam Lockart getting a run out having struggled to find a regular crew – Daniel Thompson from Wexford Harbour helped out this weekend.
After Saturday's breeze and lumpy seas, the sunshine came out for Sundays races with a light 5-8 knot breeze and flat water. A range of conditions is always useful to test out the best sailors who still manage to excel no matter what they are faced with. Malahide's Gemma McDowell and Emma Gallagher followed their second place 2 weeks ago with top of the podium in the 420 class. Second to Grace O'Bierne/Kathy Kelly and third in the hands of Nicola Ferguson/Fiona Ferguson.