posted on May 09, 2013 11:32
After six races in blustery conditions on the Broadmeadows in Malahide, Adam Hyland / Bill Staunton (RSGYC/SSC) took the Curradinghy-sponsored 420 Leinster title from Robert Dickson / Sean Waddilove (HYC/SSC) by virtue of two race wins.
Hyland & Staunton won the fourth and fifth races to edge out their northside rivals who were second in four races.
The Malahide cousins Lizzy & Cara McDowell also had a consistent series and also won the third race to finish third overall, a point ahead of the Royal S George YC sisters Kate & Alanna Lyttle.
Best placed of the silver fleet was Philip McDowell & Cian Buckley of the host club in 7th overall.
Taking the two best results from three events – the Munster Championships, ISA Youth Nationals and the Leinster Championships, the following ten crews have qualified for the 420 Worlds in the following order:
Hyland / Staunton
Dickson / Waddilove
McCann / Walsh (RCYC)
Whittaker / Whittaker (RCYC)
Lyttle / Lyttle
McDowell / McDowell
McMahon / O’Sullivan
Ni Shulleabhan / McGinley (KYC/RCYC)
McDowell / Buckley
Lee / Jordan (GBSC/HYC)
The first seven crews also qualified for the Junior European Championships.