K25 Win J24 Nationals

August 24th, 2015

nationals

 

After a tough final day on Lough Derg the K25 team have won the J24 Nationals. We finished the final day with a 2,1,1,2 to wrap up the championship with five wins from seven and 12 points to spare. Stefan Hyde, with Eamonn Bourke and Graeme Grant on board, finished second, beating Lough Erne sailor JP Mc Caldin into third. The K25 guys on Jonny Bravo finished a very credible 8th place and signed off with a fourth place in the final race of their first event.

Conditions were very shifty and it was extremely difficult to defend the lead against the chasing boats but we managed to protect top spot.

We’d like to thank LDYC for hosting a fantastic event, the PRO Geoff O’ Donahue and his team for getting in 7 good length races and to all our fellow competitors in the J24 Class for the great racing.

Special thanks again must go to Paddy Gregory who has been our boat transport messiah and to our coach Graeme Grant.