Flor O’Driscoll, who recently retained his J24 National title and won Class 3 in the Dublin Bay Challenge, added to his season’s haul of trophies by winning the Malahide Marina-sponsored J24 Eastern Championships hosted by Malahide Yacht Club last weekend.

Something of a dress rehearsal for Irish entries in next week’s BMW J24 Europeans at Howth, the second day of the event was hampered by bad weather which prevented racing. Four good races on the Saturday however, with courses set by PRO Neil Murphy, produced competitive racing with four different race winners.

‘Hard on Port’ (Flor O’Driscoll, HYC) had a 3, 4, 1, 3 scoreline, giving him a one point advantage over second-placed ‘Crazy Horse’ (Mossy Shanahan, HYC) who edged out ‘Jibberish’ (O’Kelly/Wormald/Walsh, HYC) on count-back.

Malahide Marina J24 Eastern Championship results:

1. Hard on Port      Flor O’Driscoll        HYC           11 points
2. Crazy Horse       Mossy Shanahan  HYC           12 points
3. Jibberish            O’Kelly etc               HYC           12 points
4. Sayonara            Murphy/Darrer        HYC           14 points
5. Jeb Stuart           Andrew Mannion   LRYC         17 points
6. Scandal              Brian McDowell      MYC          18 points
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