This weekend sees the GP14 fleet down in Greystones Sailing Club for the Purcell Trophy. This will be a first opportunity to see the new Clubhouse opened since the last GP14 event in 2015.
Following last weekends successful J24 Westerns in Foynes, our own Alan Blay will this time be vying for honours his J24 skipper J-P McCaldin. Following exams it will be the first event of the season for Alan & David Johnston after missing the recent O’Tiarnaigh Trophy held in Swords Sailing Club. That event saw Peter and Stephen Boyle in very windy conditions take 2nd place in the Silver Fleet. Peter and Stephen will be in Greystones this weekend with the pair hoping to continue their rise in this ever competitive fleet.
We have just this week confirmed a date with Royal Cork Yacht Club for a running of the famous Book Trophy or Sutton Book as its is know in Cork..
September 9th will see 6 Sutton Dinghy Club sailors travel to Crosshaven looking to retain the Sutton Book against a formidable Royal Cork Yacht Club team drawn from their National 18’s Fleet.
Sutton Dinghy Club reclaimed the trophy in 2014 for the first time since 1994 when the Sutton team was led by Ruan O’Tiarnaigh with Stephen Boyle in the team. With a mixture of experience and youth we will be hoping to take back to back victory’s for the first time since 1986 when Terry Harvey, Scorie Wall and Myles Lawless helped lead the way.
Check out the full list of winners since 1944.
The exact date for the Junior Book has yet to be agreed but expected that our friends in Cork will travel during the summer.