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MSC Cruiser Regatta 2018

The 2017 Regatta was held over three days in July with visiting boats from Killybegs and Sligo. Conditions were mixed with light winds on Friday and Sunday but a gusting 30 knots on Saturday leading to the cancellation of the afternoon race. The overall winner on IRC was Brian Raftery and the crew of Gossip from Sligo Yacht Club. Under the ECHO handicap system the overall inner was Ed Cody’s Precision - an RS Elite on its first outing in the Mullaghmore Regatta. The White Sails category winner was Purple Haze helmed by Kevin Collins with Heather Kidd Collins crewing.

 Brian Raftery’s Gossip and crew - overall winners on IRC

Brian Raftery’s Gossip and crew - overall winners on IRC

The MSC Regatta trophies were awarded as follows:

Pier Head Trophy : Precision (Ed Cody)

SF Trophy : Wardance (Sean Hawkshaw)

Commodore's Cup : Luder One (Ger Brady)

Overall IRC : Gossip (Brian Raftery)

Overall ECHO : Precision (Ed Cody)

Overall White Sails : Purple Haze (Kevin Collins)

 Ed Cody’s Precision in action

Ed Cody’s Precision in action

Many thanks to Matt, Eamonn, Jackie and Mark for managing the series and carrying out all the official functions.

DR NOLAN CUP 2018

The Dr Nolan Cup is awarded for an extra long cruiser race traditionally held in August. For 2017 it served as a feeder race for the Killybegs Regatta with a course across the bay keeping the Bullockmore buoy to starboard and finishing off the pier in Killybegs. Conditions were perfect with a steady breeze and a spinnaker run all the way to the finish from Bullockmore. Winner was Wardance who took an early lead and just scraped in ahead of Lazybones and Gallileo who were closing in as the wind dropped towards the finish.

Action from Dr Nolan Cup 2017 start

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KILLYBEGS REGATTA 2018

Good results for the Mullaghmore boats in Killybegs Regatta which took place over the August bank holiday weekend. Overall winner was Wardance the Sigma 38 helmed by Sean Hawkshaw while the J24 class was won by Bronagh Carvill and crew of Indigo Kiss after some incredibly close racing between the J’s.

 Sean Hawkshaw receives Killybegs Regatta Trophy for Wardance

Sean Hawkshaw receives Killybegs Regatta Trophy for Wardance

 Jack Caldwell from Indigo Kiss receives the J24 trophy in Killybegs

Jack Caldwell from Indigo Kiss receives the J24 trophy in Killybegs