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Royal Irish Yacht Club's Niall Dowling Third in Cape 31 Regatta at Cowes

19th September 2022
Irish Cape 31s in the thick of it at the Royal Thames Yacht Club Regatta in Cowes
Irish Cape 31s in the thick of it at the Royal Thames Yacht Club Regatta in Cowes Credit: Ian Roman

Four of the five Irish Cape 31 fleet made the pilgrimage to Cowes at the weekend for the first of two big late-season regattas on the Isle of Wight. 

Scoring three race wins, the UK-based Royal Irish Yacht Club member Niall Dowling was third in the blue-hulled Arabella in the Royal Thames event.

In eight races, there were five different race winners making for some exciting sailing in the new class that also saw visitors from Holland in the new boat, 'Netherlands Motions'.

Howth's David Maguire was best of the travelling Irish in ninth overall out of 17.  The best Individual result was Maguire's clubmate Dan O'Grady who had a second in race seven.

The overall winner was Russell Peters Squirt; the UK skipper previously won the Cape 31 class at Cowes Week and has definitely produced a winning edge in the high-profile class.

The overall Cape 31 season Championship will be decided at the Cape 31 Nationals from 30th Sept to 2nd October, where Peters' Squirt and Mike Bartholomew's Tokoloshe will likely vie for the overall prize.

Results are below

Race Results

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At A Glance – Cape 31

LOA 9.56 m
Draft 2.45m
Beam 3.1 m
IRC Rating 1.15

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