Congratulations to Alison Dolan and Grainne Young from Blessington Sailing Club on winning the RS Feva Inland Championships!
The RS family (Fevas, 200s and 400s) arrived in Blessington Sailing Club on Saturday the 12th of a September for the 2013 RS Inlands to a warm welcome and absolutely loads of tea, coffee and delicious home made cakes!
Following a detailed briefing about where NOT to go on the lake (later demonstrated by the committee boat!), the 3 fleets launched into a brisk and shifty North Easterly.
Local boat Alison and Grainne came out of the blocks fast with three race wins out of three on the first day. In second, with three seconds, were Triona Hinkson and Katherine Kelly from the Royal St George. The first day was a classic example of having to keep the boat upright to get a result!
On the second day Alison and Grainne didn’t have it quite all their own way with Triona and Catherine and Lorcan Tighe/Cian Murphy from the National Yacht Club challenging for the top positions as the rest of the fleet got more acclimatised to sailing on the lake in slightly less breezy and shifty conditions than the day before.
In the end though, Alison/Grainne won well with Triona/Katherine holding on to second and Lorcan/Cian overtaking Rosemary Tyrrell and Roisin Foley (RIYC/RStGYC) for the final place on the podium.
Of the six boats taking part, the two boats from Greystones were in their first ever Feva event and, between the two boats contained three members of the Keogh family!
A most enjoyable closing event for the season and we look forward to seeing all of them back again for the first event next season.