The weekend of July 9-10 saw the MIrror Southerns take place in Lough Derg YC with 2 Sutton boats taking part. Oscar Langan and Lugaidh Croasdel finished 6th with Conor Twohig and Brian Sheehy taking 2nd overall. 2 race wins were not enough to take the Championship. But with the Mirror Nationals in Sutton on July 22-24, the guys will be delighted with their showing in their first event of the year.
Last weekend saw the ever popular Crosbie Cup take place in Lough Ree YC with again 2 Sutton representatives in the Regatta Fleet. Oisin Kelly was hoping to improve on his 5th at the Opi Ulsters while Tadgh O’Callaghan was taking part in his first event. Winds up to 20 knots forced him to retire on Saturday but he put in a few great races on the Sunday and while he found it challenging it was a good experience which should help do the confidence no end of good. Oisin took one race victory and 3rd overall to end a great event. Well done guys.
The weekend of July 22-24 sees Sutton Dinghy Club host the GP14 Leinsters as well as the Mirror Nationals. For those planning to sail Online entry can be made here on the Club website. Entry forms must also be completed for registration purposes. We have camping facilities available and we are planning a Supper evening on Saturday 23rd, but we need you to indicate interest asap via Club email, Club office or via the contact form on the website.
Club racing the last 2 weeks has seen mainly GP14, IDRA14 and a few Lasers out. There is a little group of young Optimist sailors getting some supervised sailing in and hopefully will be ready for the Club regatta next month. The GP14 are gearing up for the Leinster Championship with Hugh/Tim, Katie/Michelle, Peter/Stephen and Alan/David hoping to put up a good showing on home waters against current GP14 World, Irish and British Champion Shane MacCarthy.