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Monkstown Bay Dinghy Season Begins in Cork Harbour

4th May 2022
505 dinghies are racing at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club as they continue their build-up to their World Championships in Cork in August
505 dinghies are racing at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club as they continue their build-up to their World Championships in Cork in August Credit: Bob Bateman

Nine Class 1 dinghies sailed the first evening league race at Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour.

It was a pleasant, easy night’s sailing to begin the season, with three 505s continuing their build-up to their World Championships in Cork in August.

All three finished in the first four places, led by Ewen Barry, crewed by David McSweeney. Second was Richard Harrington, crewed by Club Commodore Sandy O’Brien. Charles McCarthy and Barry O’Connor were fourth. Laser sailor David O’Connell got in ahead of them to take third place.

Two RS Feva XLs raced Class2, where Lucy O’Connell and Kate O’Connor won from Isobelle McCarthy and Isobelle Clarke Waterman.

Monkstown plans to race on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings.

A membership application form for new members has been posted on the club’s website.

The 505 Worlds will be hosted by Royal Cork Yacht Club at Crosshaven from August 1-13. More than 120 crews from over 15 nations are expected. This will be the fourth time the club will host the Championships, having welcomed visiting crews previously in 1959, 1964 and 1982.

As a preliminary to the Worlds, MBSC will host the Irish National Championships on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, July 2/3. Team

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