Just in from Micky C our reporter on the shore.
The Championship was held on Lough Money just three miles from Down Patrick and the fine old coaching house called Denvers where most competitors had one or two very pleasant nights. Brian O’neil had the marks out and course set as the competitors arrived, 16 in all for two days superb racing in top suit conditions, at times a little light but we always kept moving. The wind blew straight down the lake on day one and the control area was all the bank so the yachts were not too far away on any point of sailing. Racing got under way around 1015 am, and the world champion Rob Walsh stamped his authority with a first and second in the first two races, races three and four saw Jeff kay post a couple of bullets but lacked consistency with his Britpop