posted on September 06, 2011 12:29
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