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Close Racing for Toppers Dinghies at Lough Erne Yacht Club

20th July 2022
Northern Ireland Water sponsored the event with refillable water bottles and goodies for all competitors
Northern Ireland Water sponsored the event with refillable water bottles and goodies for all competitors

26 competitors, including six from the host club of Lough Erne Yacht Club, competed in the Topper traveller 4 event on Sunday, 17th July.

Four races were completed in glorious sunshine and a steady force 2-3 wind on the Lough.

The 4.2 class saw an incredibly close battle with only 1 point separating the top 3 positions. 1st Adam Green, LEYC, 2nd Jessica Dadley-Young, Ballyholme YC. 3rd Ben McCaldin, LEYC.

The Topper Traveller four event was held at Lough ErneThe Topper Traveller four event was held at Lough Erne

Again the 5.3 class was a close contest with also only 1 point separating the top 3 overall positions.

Michael Brines was the event organiser and JP McCaldin was race officer.

The Topper Traveller prizes at Lough ErneThe Topper Traveller prizes at Lough Erne

Northern Ireland Water sponsored the event with refillable water bottles and goodies for all competitors.

An Irish team will travel to Lake Garda for the Topper World Championships.

Junior Boys 

1st (and 1st overall) Leo O’Doherty, Sligo YC.
2nd Joseph Robinson, Ballyholme YC.
3rd Henry Nelson, Ballyholme YC.

Youth Boys
1st Peter Kenny, WHBTC / WHSC
2nd Peter Doyle, WHBTC / WHSC
3rd Eoin Byrne, WHSC / RCYC

Junior Girls
1st Chloe Craig, Carrickfergus SC
2nd Isabel Nixon, Ballyholme YC / Donaghadee SC

Youth Girls
1st Ella Fitzgerald, Newtonards Yacht Club / Ballyholme YC
2nd Autumn Halliday, Strangford Lough YC
3rd Chloe Cairns, Ballyholme YC

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