2012 Sigma 33 OOD Class and Irish National Championships Results
Sigma Class and Irish Championships Results – 2012
Donald McLaren’s Sigma 33 “Sigmatic” emerged as the clear winner of the Sigma 33 Class Championships raced in Dublin Bay under the burgee of the Royal Irish Yacht Club over last weekend against a record entry from many parts of the British Isles.
“Leaky Roof 2”, Alan Harper also from the Clyde was second and defending champion Timothy Goodbody’s “White Mischief” was 3rd.
“White Mischief” also won the Irish Sigma Championships with “Sula” from Bangor in 2nd place.
Racing on Friday had to be abandoned due to persistent heavy winds gusting at times over 40 knots. Racing got underway early on Saturday still in fresh conditions and the race officer Brian Mathews managed four races.
Sunday dawned a lovely clear day with steady westerly winds of 15 knots gusting 20 making a difficult choice as the whether a No 1 or No 2 was the correct headsail choice with the fleet evenly divided.
Race Officer Jack Roy set perfect starting lines of the correct length with a first windward leg of 1.3 miles and so the faster yachts had time to benefit from any speed advantage and they came to the front consistently. Most results came down to establishing an overlap at the last leeward mark with the top 5 or 6 boats crossing the finishing line closely packed followed by the rest of the fleet competing for their places.
The Silver fleet was won by Dick Lovegrove’s “Rupert” with Paddy Maguire’s “Gwilli Two” in second place
This was competitive racing at its best in Dublin Bay and the willingness of competitors to take penalty turns demonstrated a knowledge of the rules and desire to abide by them. This all added to achieving a competitive and friendly regatta which was enjoyed by all.
Original report from Ireland Afloat Scottish Raiders Take Sigma 33 Title on Dublin Bay
And of course Photos of the racing.
Royal Irish Yacht Club
2012 Sigma 33 OOD Class Championships and Irish national Chapionships Results
7 races, 1 discard
|Sail No||Boat||Helm||Club||Series Points||Place||R1||R2||R3||R4||R5||R6||R7|
|4270||Sigmatic||Donald McLaren||Helensburgh SC||11||1||1||1||3||3||11||2||1|
|4607||Leaky Roof 2||Alan Harper||Cove Sailing Club||22||2||4||4||13||2||4||6||2|
|4633||White Mischief||Timothy Goodbody||RIYC||23||3||2||11||4||6||3||1||7|
|4324||Sula||Taylor & Sherwood||BYC/RUYC||25||4||15||3||2||4||2||9||5|
|4359||Signet of Kip||Stephen Martin||SLYC||36||7||8||5||21||7||8||5||3|
|4353||Blues||David Milne||RUYC, BYC||37||8||3||9||5||14||5||7||8|
|4462||Excelle||Toby Claridge and John Fox||Mylor Yacht Club||49||9||6||8||6||8||14||11||10|
|4518||Rupert||Richard Lovegrove/Phillip Lovegrove||RStGYC||73||13||12||15||11||9||15||15||11|
|4534||Gwilli Two||Dermot Clarke||RStGYC||84||14||9||25||8||25||13||14||15|
|1661C||Majic Moments||Paul Hampson||Liverpool YC||98||17||19||22||19||16||16||12||16|
|4536||Elandra||Mick Flynn||DL Marina||111||19||18||18||18||25||19||19||19|
|4597||September Song||Barry Colleary||RIYC||121||21||21||21||17||17||25||20||25|
|4281||Pippa IV||Eoin McMahon||Marina||134||23||23||20||22||19||25||25||25|