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The 2022 Ulster 420 Championships were held on the Broadmeadows Estuary in Malahide at the weekend, not quite within the province of Ulster but deemed far enough into the north side of Dublin to make it the venue for this year's 10-boat championships.

The relative shelter of the estuary is able to facilitate racing throughout the year even when other locations have to stand down fleets, a useful characteristic that was called into play for the first day of racing.

Sailing on Saturday brought prime 420 sailing conditions with 16 to 25 knots of breeze on the relatively flat waters in the estuary. The 'O' flag was hoisted at the start of the first race and remained hoisted for the duration of Saturday's racing, where the suspension of rule 42 allowed crews to use various technics to propel the boats at key points in the racing.

Three races were run on Saturday in the physically demanding conditions, and the leaders after the first day of racing were McDowell/Thompson with two races wins and second place, closely followed by Sweetman/Turvey and then Greer/McNaughton.

Day two brought bright sunshine and a more modest breeze that levelled the playing field. Several boats took their opportunity to secure top three placings in the day's first two races so that at the start of the last race, it was all to play for with three boats separated by a single point.

Sweetman/Turvey held a single-point lead over McDowell/Thompson and McGrady/O'Sullivan, who were on equal points.

The final race of cat and mouse around the course had the three boats within seconds of each at the start of the last beat, with Sweetman/Turvey eventually getting the better of the wind shifts to pull clear and seal the championship with a second race win in the series.

420 Ulster Championship Gold Fleet Podium

1st place at the 2022 Ulster 420 Championships were Max Sweetman (Waterford Harbour Sailing Club) and Des Turvey (Howth Yacht Club)1st place at the 2022 Ulster 420 Championships were Max Sweetman (Waterford Harbour Sailing Club) and Des Turvey (Howth Yacht Club) with Malahide Yacht Club Commodore, Ciaran O'Reilly

2nd place at the 2022 Ulster 420 Championships were  Adam McGrady (Galway Bay Sailing Club) and Alistair O'Sullivan (Galway Bay Sailing Club)2nd place at the 2022 Ulster 420 Championships were  Adam McGrady (Galway Bay Sailing Club) and Alistair O'Sullivan (Galway Bay Sailing Club)
3rd place at the 2022 Ulster 420 Championships were Jack McDowell (Malahide Yacht Club) and Henry Thompson (Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club)3rd place at the 2022 Ulster 420 Championships were Jack McDowell (Malahide Yacht Club) and Henry Thompson (Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club)

420 Ulster Championships Silver Fleet Podium

1st place at the 2022 Ulster 420 Championships were Jessica Greer (Sligo Yacht Club) and Jack McNaughton (Blessington Sailing Club)1st place at the 2022 Ulster 420 Championships were Jessica Greer (Sligo Yacht Club) and Jack McNaughton (Blessington Sailing Club)

2nd place at the 2022 Ulster 420 Championships were Archie Malcolm (Howth Yacht Club) and Jamie Malcolm (Howth Yacht Club)2nd place at the 2022 Ulster 420 Championships were Archie Malcolm (Howth Yacht Club) and Jamie Malcolm (Howth Yacht Club)

3rd place at the 2022 Ulster 420 Championships were Sarah Whyte (Lough Ree Yacht Club) and Amelia O'Donnell (Malahide Yacht Club)3rd place at the 2022 Ulster 420 Championships were Sarah Whyte (Lough Ree Yacht Club) and Amelia O'Donnell (Malahide Yacht Club)

2022 Ulster 420 Championships2022 Ulster 420 Championships results

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Galway Bay Sailing Club's Adam McGrady and Alistair O'Sullivan were the winners by a margin of 11 points of the 420 National Championships at Rush Sailing Club in County Dublin at the weekend. 

The pair add the national title to the Leinster crown won earlier this month at Howth Yacht Club

Second overall was Jack McDowell and Max Sweetman of Malahide and Waterford Harbour Sailing Clubs.

Third place went to Blessington and Howth duo Jack McNaughton and Keelan Darby. 

Rush also hosted the two-day pre-event training led by Graeme Grant. This was the first visit by the 420s to the north Fingal club and the sailing area between the mouth of the Rogerstown Estuary and Lambay Island, a location that is a hidden gem to visit in the late summer sunshine. 

Although the wind forecast was for light winds over the three-day event, the full programme of races was achieved under the expert eye of race officer Harry Gallagher assisted by Liam Dineen. Such was the concern about the winds for the weekend that four races were run on the Friday. But on Saturday after a short delay on shore the clear blue skies delivered a steady easterly wind to allow three races to be completed leaving just two races for the Sunday.

The light breeze and strong tides provided plenty of challenges on the race course and there were five different race winners over the nine race series. But the consistency of the Galway Bay Sailing Club pairing of McGrady and O'Sullivan delivered them the 2022 national championships. Whilst other crews were chalking up single race wins the Galway pair collected a total of five races wins and maintained low scores in each of the other races to end up with a comfortable buffer to the remainder of the fleet in the final standings.

The second and third place podium places were not decided until the last race. Four boats were homing in on these places and swapping positions over the three days series. In the final shakedown a total of three points divided these four boats with a race win in the last race lifting the Malahide pairing of Campion/Soffe into third place overall (also the top all girls boat), a second place in the last two races also lifted the McDowell/Sweetman combination into second place overall. The silver fleet was won by the new pairing Cora McNaughton (Blessington Sailing Club) and Mark Greer (Sligo Yacht Club). 

The 420 Nationals are traditionally the last event prior to sailors returning to school or college. And as we head towards the end of the third quarter of the year the class has had over 30 different boats and 75 sailors taking part in the regional events and open class training. The busy season will continue with the Ulster Championships on the 1st and 2nd October at Malahide Yacht Club with the traditional half term training also progressing at the end of October. 

Gold Fleet

1st place - Adam McGrady (Galway Bay Sailing Club) and Alistair O'Sullivan (Galway Bay Sailing Club)

2nd Place - Jack McDowell (Malahide Yacht Club) and Max Sweetman (Waterford Harbour Sailing Club)

3rd place - Kate Campion (Malahide Yacht Club) and Amelie Soffe (Malahide Yacht Club)

Silver Fleet

1st place - Cora McNaughton (Blessington Sailing Club) and Mark Greer (Sligo Yacht Club)

2nd place - Archie Malcolm (Howth Yacht Club) and Jamie Malcolm (Howth Yacht Club)

3rd place - Karina Ryan (Sligo Yacht Club) and Sarah Whyte (Lough Ree Yacht Club)

The three day event concluded on Sunday with a further two races in light winds.

Nine races were sailed in total.

2022 420 National Championship Results 2022 420 National Championship Results

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A grandfather, his daughter and grandson, ended up in the water when their 420 dinghy capsized East of Whitegate Oil Refinery in Cork Harbour.

The volunteer RNLI crew of Denis Cronin, Claire Morgan and two crew from Youghal Lifeboat Station, Karen Walsh and Noel Joyce (who happened to be in the station participating in a first aid Course) launched immediately to the scene, after being paged at 3.50 pm.

En route, it was reported the casualties had been taken from the water by a RIB, coincidentally crewed by two members of the Ballycotton Lifeboat (Alan Cott and Conor Philpott). Another RIB, Sea Safari “C Breeze," was also standing by.

On arrival, two of the casualties transferred over to the lifeboat and were medically checked while the dinghy was righted and returned to Cobh.

As the two casualties on the lifeboat were very cold, It was decided to head to Cobh and their vehicle, where dry clothing would be available.

Once landed, the lifeboat headed back to the dinghy and escorted it to a safe berth in Cobh.

The RNLI Shore Crew involved were Gary Heslin, Hugh Mockler, Sandra Farrell, Darryl Hughes, Kline Peneyfeather and Jonny Bermingham.

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Howth Yacht Club hosted the Irish 420 dinghy Leinster championships racing over the August bank holiday weekend.

As Afloat reported previously, the Leinster Championships are the second regional event of the year for the class, with the Connaught Championships having already been completed at Galway Bay Sailing Club and attendance also made at the excellent biennial Double Ree Regatta hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club.

Saturday at the Leinster Championships dawned with an unpromising drizzle and light winds for those boats returning from the 420 Junior European Championships as they rolled off the ferry in Dublin and headed to Howth early for the first day of racing. The weather improved steadily through the morning as the fleet launched and headed to the race course. A series of windward-leeward courses were set and with the wind steadily increasing through the day the race committee were able to raise the 'O' Flag allowing the suspension of Rule 42 so that 420 crews could pump, rock and ooch the boats when the breeze was steadily above 13 knots to provide some excellent racing.

After a break of a few weeks from the last event, the fleet was eager to get the racing started, and this did lead to some 'U' flags on the first race for those pushing the line a little too hard. Race one, after some close racing, eventually went to the local Malahide/Howth pairing of Hauer and Micka. Thereafter the Galway Bay Sailing Club pairing of McGrady and O'Sullivan continued their fine form from earlier in the year to win the next three races on Saturday. This gave the Galway pairing a clear overnight lead with the first discard kicking in after three races. The decision to run an extra race on the Saturday proved a visionary decision by the PRO Scorie Walls. The wind proved elusive on Sunday and the fleet were sent ashore early when any hope of a breeze materialising evaporated.

Howth Yacht Club again provided excellent race management and organisation for the event on the Fingal sailing waters. The next 420 racing will be at the Munster regional Championships to be held on the 13th and 14th August at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club and this will be followed by the 2022 National Championships on the 26th to the 28th August at Rush Sailing Club.

Gold Fleet placings at the 2022 Leinster Championships:
1st - Adam McGrady/Alistair O'Sullivan - Galway Bay Sailing Club
2nd - Jack McDowell/Henry Thompson - Malahide Yacht Club/ Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club
3rd - Kate Campion/Amelie Soffe - Malahide Yacht Club

2nd gold fleet- Jack McDowell/Henry Thompson - Malahide Yacht Club/ Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club2nd gold fleet- Jack McDowell/Henry Thompson - Malahide Yacht Club/ Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club

Silver Fleet placings at the 2022 Leinster Championships:
1st - Jack McNaughton/Keelan Darby - Blessington Sailing Club/Howth Yacht Club
2nd - Karina Ryan/Sarah Whyte - Sligo Yacht Club/Lough Ree Yacht Club
3rd - Cora McNaughton/Amelia O'Donnell - Blessington Sailing Club/ Malahide Yacht Club

1st place silver fleet Jack McNaughton and Keelan Darby of Blessington Sailing Club/Howth Yacht Club1st place silver fleet Jack McNaughton and Keelan Darby of Blessington Sailing Club/Howth Yacht Club

2nd place silver fleet Karina Ryan/Sarah Whyte of Sligo Yacht Club/Lough Ree Yacht Club2nd place silver fleet Karina Ryan/Sarah Whyte of Sligo Yacht Club/Lough Ree Yacht Club

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The young sailors in the Irish 420 fleet continued their Summer itinerary last weekend with a visit to Howth Yacht Club, where the Leinster Regional Championships were hosted in warm sunshine. 

Galway Bay Sailing Club was represented by Adam McGrady (helm) and Aly O’Sullivan (crew).

Four races were run off in good order on Saturday in light to moderate winds.

The Galway boys had to scramble for third place in the first race after snapping a trapeze wire but made hasty repairs on the water and recovered to win the remaining three races of the day: 3-1-1-1.

David McDowell of the Irish 420 Association presented the prizes on the balcony at HowthDavid McDowell of the Irish 420 Association presented the prizes on the balcony at Howth

On Sunday, the wind died completely and after two hours on the water the Race Officers declared a series and towed all the boats home.

420s entering Howth Harbour under tow on a bright, warm but windless Sunday afternoon420s entering Howth Harbour under tow on a bright, warm but windless Sunday afternoon

Happily, Aly and Adam had done enough on Saturday to win Gold Fleet and bring the Sheaffer Cup back to Galway. Jack McNaughton and Keelan Darby (Blessington and Howth) were first in Silver.

Aly O’Sullivan, Paul McGrady, Martin Whyte of the 420 Association and Colin Thompson enjoying the sunshine at Howth Yacht Club.Aly O’Sullivan, Paul McGrady, Martin Whyte of the 420 Association and Colin Thompson enjoying the sunshine at Howth Yacht Club. 

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The 420 dinghy Connacht Championships take place at Galway Bay Sailing Club this weekend from 4th-5th June.

Currently, 12 boats are registered for the event which is the first of the regionals on the National Calendar. Seven boats from GBSC are participating along with visiting boats from Cumann Seoltóireachta An Spidéil, Lough Ree Yacht Club, Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club, Waterford Harbour Sailing Club and Malahide Yacht Club.

Race Officers Margot Cronin and Aoife Lyons will be running the event out on the water with light easterly winds forecast for both days.

In Gold Fleet the local pairing of Adam McGrady and Alastair O'Sullivan who won Silver Fleet at the same event in 2021 will be hoping to build on their recent performance at the RYA Youth National Championships held in Pwllheli, Wales in April while five of the other GBSC boats started their season at the 420 Class Association Spring Training Camp at Kinsale Yacht Club in February

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Jack McDowell and Henry Thompson of Malahide Yacht Club had seven wins from 11 races in the 420 division of the Youth Sailing Nationals at Ballyholme on Belfast Lough on Sunday. 

The strong score tally gave them an 18-point cushion over second-place rivals Max Sweetman and Robert Jephson of Wexford and Waterford Harbour Sailing Clubs on 32 points.

In third place in the 11-boat fleet were Imogen Hauer and Hugo Micka, also from Malahide Yacht Club, who finished on 39 points.

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21 420 racing dinghies have arrived at Kinsale Yacht Club for their annual February Mid-Term coaching camp.

This record number has doubled in number since it was last held at Schull in 2019. Boats have travelled from Wexford Harbour, Waterford Harbour, Malahide, Howth, Galway, Athlone, Sligo and Blessington to attend the event in what is normally a fun-filled and highly productive week of training.

To put them through their paces on (and off) the water, the Association says it is lucky enough to have some of the best coaches around. David Harte, Graeme Grant, Cara McDowell and local, Micheal O’Suilleabhain will push the youth sailors to get the most out of the week.

420 Mid-Term coaching camp

"We are hoping the weather gods will be good to us and that all of the fleet can make it out each day. It is hoped that as many as possible will attend the Youth Sailing Nationals, which takes place between the 21st-24th April at Ballyholme Yacht Club. The Association currently has 10 entries and are pushing to increase this number", Irish 420 Association Chairman, Garrett Leech told Afloat.

420 Mid-Term coaching camp

"There has been a resurgence in recent times of the beloved 420 in youth sailing. It fills a very important niche to keep young kids who have left Optimist, racing. The Laser/ILCA is not for all young sailors who need company and nor is the flighty 29er, the 420 is keeping kids sailing who might otherwise through the towel in if they have not found something that keeps them engaged with sailing and particularly, racing", Leech said.

With this growth comes its own issues, there are not enough starter boats to satisfy the influx of new entries but this issue is being addressed. “We have a fair idea there are boats in storage around the country, we just need to get to & persuade people to sell them on,” says Leech.

420 Mid-Term coaching camp

The Association is asking that if you have a boat that is not been used, please make contact with us please email: [email protected]

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The cut short Investwise Irish Youth Sailing National Championships on Cork Harbour had produced some clear winners in five classes regardless of today's Yellow Alert weather warning at Royal Cork Yacht Club.

Five titles were divided between Dublin and Cork sailors with the host club taking two crowns, the biggest haul of any single club with the 29er and Topper titles won by local sailors.

Both Laser titles go to Dublin, with Howth Yacht Club taking the ILCA 6 and the National Yacht Club winning in the ILCA 4.

The 420 title is shared by a combined Malahide and Wexford duo.

McMahon wins ILCA 6 but Crosbie's Reinstatement Makes it Close

ILCA 6 Champion - Eve McMahon of Howth

As Afloat reported earlier, the final results from Saturday’s long day afloat weren’t initially confirmed as two titles were eventually settled ashore in the protest room this morning.

On Saturday evening, a protest by ILCA6 (Laser Radial) overall leader Eve McMahon saw the Howth Yacht Club sailor extend her lead over Michael Crosbie of the Royal Cork YC when he was disqualified from Race 10 due to a port and starboard incident.

However, the Crosshaven sailor returned to the protest room on Sunday morning to have his result reinstated as McMahon had not informed the race committee of her protest on Saturday.

McMahon still emerged as ILCA6 Youth National Champion after the tie-break with Crosbie.

O'Shaughnessy & Dwyer Lift 29er Skiff Title 

29er Champions Ben O’Shaughnessy and James Dwyer (Royal Cork YC) Photo: Bob Bateman29er Champions - Ben O’Shaughnessy and James Dwyer (Royal Cork YC) Photo: Bob Bateman

Ben O’Shaughnessy and James Dwyer (Royal Cork YC) won the 29er skiff national title by a single point as Afloat reported here after a close contest with Tim Norwood and Nathan Van Steenberge from the Royal Irish YC and National YC respectively in their eleven strong demonstration class that immediately followed a European Championships campaign on Lake Garda last week.

The runners-up were also in the protest room on Sunday morning seeking redress for equipment failure in their second race of the series on Friday but their submission was ruled out of time.

Collins top Toppers, Newcomer Ledoux Wins 4.7s

Rian CollinsTopper Champion - Rian Collins of Royal Cork Photo: Bob Bateman

As Afloat reported earlier, Crosshaven’s Rian Collins won the 38-boat Topper class with a 12-point lead over his clubmate Dan O’Leary taking the runner-up place in their seven-race series. Bobby Driscoll's third overall kept the Belfast Lough Topper flag flying.

Sam Ledoux of the National YCILCA 4 Champion - Sam Ledoux of the National YC Photo: Bob Bateman

The Topper fleet shared the same course as the ILCA4 (Laser 4.7) class, the second largest of the event with 31 boats where a newcomer to the class, Sam Ledoux of the National YC, emerged youth national champion. 

Five wins Give McDowell & Thompson the 420 Title

420  champions - Jack McDowell and Henry Thompson Photo: Bob Bateman420 champions - Jack McDowell and Henry Thompson Photo: Bob Bateman

The Malahide and Wexford Harbour pairing of Jack McDowell and Henry Thompson continued their three-day lead of the 420 class to win comfortably as Afloat reports here over Eoghan Duffy with Conor Paul of Lough Ree YC in a disappointingly small nine boat class.

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Malahide and Wexford Harbour duo of Jack McDowell and Henry Thompson continued their overall lead of the 420 class at the Investwise Youth Sailing National Championships at Cork Harbour.

Counting four race wins on the opening day of the championships, the pair ended the ten races five points clear of Eoghan Duffy and Conor Paul of Lough Ree. Lying third is Malahide's Imogen Hauer and Hugo Micka.

420: Sailed: 10, Discards: 1, To count: 9, Entries: 9

Racing is scheduled for Sunday, but a forecast for strong winds looks set to cut the championships short.

Update Sunday 09.24: Due to current wind conditions and forecast, the race committee has decided to cancel sailing for the day. Prizegiving at 10 am in the marquee

420 Day Three Youth Nationals Photo Gallery By Bob Bateman 

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