posted on August 11, 2011 09:47
Over the weekend of 20 and 21 August, Royal Ulster Yacht Club in Bangor will be hosting two prestigious sailing competitions, the RS Elite Irish Championships and the Laser SB3 Northern Area Championships. These events, which are sponsored by BT Infinity, will bring together some of Ireland’s top sailors to compete in Belfast Lough.
In the RS Elite fleet defending Irish Champion John Patterson with crew David Kelso and Stephen Polly in Momentary Lapse will be up against some of the highest scoring boats from the recent National Championships at the Royal Forth Yacht Club, namely Simon Brien’s Kin who finished third at that event and John McDowell’s Sea Breezes who came fifth.
In the SB3 Class local sailor Peter Kennedy and his crew in Ridgefence will be looking for revenge after Howth’s Ben Duncan in Sharkbait beat them into second place at the Western Championships in Galway in June this year. Sharkbait is the boat in form, having won the Best Small Keelboat trophy at the recent Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta when she topped the 33 strong SB3 Class.
Royal Ulster Yacht Club is delighted to bring BT Infinity on board as event sponsor and with their help the event will be “bringing it all together” for two days of great racing.