September 28, 2009
Nicholas O’Leary is the All Ireland Sailing Champion for the second year in a row and his dad Anthony is again in second place.
Nicholas O’Leary, winning champion for the second year in a row of the All Ireland Sailing Championship, holds the trophy aloft. Pic shows L. to R. Mike MacCarthy Admiral RCYC, Ed Alcock Racing Manager ISA, Nicholas O’Leary Winner,Peter Crowley, President ISA, Marty O’Leary and Adam McCarthy winning crew members. Photo Robert Bateman
Nicholas O’Leary (Royal Cork Yacht Club) retains his title as ISA All Ireland Sailing Champion
Junior Champion is Matthew O’Dowd from the Royal St George Yacht
Diana Kissane (Howth Yacht Club) is 2009 GIRL Champion
The ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship took place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club this weekend (25th – 27th Sept in very light winds however that didn’t prevent the race committee from completing the regatta.
The 2009 ISA All Ireland Sailing Champion is Nicholas O’Leary, from the Royal Cork Yacht Club for the second year running. In 2008 he was also the recipient of the First Timer GP14 Award and previous to that he won the Student Yachting World Championship, when representing Cork Institute of Technology in La Rochelle, France.
His father, Anthony O’Leary was second overall, which incidentally was the same result for both of them at the 2008 Championship. Both O’Leary’s are members of the Royal Cork Yacht Club and provided a battle royal between the pair throughout the weekend.
In third place, despite winning the final two races, was Ben Duncan from New Zealand. The Howth Yacht Club member will also take home the GP14 1st Timer Trophy.
The overall results are as follows:
Place – Sailor – Representing – Club
1st Nicholas O’Leary – 2008 All Ireland Champion, RCYC
2nd Anthony O’Leary (father of Nicholas) – 1720 class, RCYC
3rd Ben Duncan – Laser SB3 Class, HYC
4th John Driscoll – Squib Class, RNIYC
5th Paul McMahon – Laser Class, HYC
6th Colin Chapman – National 18 Class, RCYC
7th David Dwyer – ICRA 0, RCYC
8th Tim Corcoran – GP14 Class, SYC
Close encounter of a different kind. Anthony O’Leary with crew Maurice (Prof) O’Connell and Tom Durcan, leads his son Nicholas (defending Champion) with crew Adam McCarthy and Marty O’Leary at the weather mark in Race 2 of Flight one of the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship at Crosshaven yesterday. Photo Robert Bateman.
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