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With a fine breeze from the west of about 7 knots, the Water Wag Race Committee decided to hold 2 races, each consisting of two laps of the harbour and a final beat, on a windward-leeward course. The races were part of a short series of 3 evenings for the Sri Lanka Tankard (Division 1A), The Sri Lanks Mug (Division 1B), and the Meldon Cup (Division 2.)  

Twenty four Water Wags showed up at the start line. This number is equal to the largest Water Wag turn out of the 2014 season and exceeds the number in the Dublin Bay Sailing Club dinghy fleet on the previous Tuesday evening, which consisted of five Fireballs, five IDRA14s, four Lasers, three Dublin Bay Mermaids, two RS400s, one OK, and one other boat. A total of 21 dinghies.

In the first Water Wag race, with a tight starting line and a short first beat, the favoured course was close to the ferry terminal, and Moosmie led the fleet initially by taking this route.

Race 1 Results:
Div. 1A. Mollie Cathy MacAleavey & Con Murphy (husband and wife)
Div. 1B. Marie Louise, John Magner
Div. 2. Kate & Guy O’Leary (mother and son)

In race 2, using the experience of the previous race, the leading Water Wags believing that the ferry terminal side of the harbour was favoured followed each other like sheep, however, on the final lap Swift taking a risk and took the option of the harbour mouth side  jumped 3 places to take the gun.,

Race 2 Results: 
Div. 1A. Swift, Guy & Jackie Kilroy (husband and wife)
Div. 1B. Marie Louise, John Magner
Div. 2. Kate & Guy O’Leary
 
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