After a break of several years, competitive racing was back last week at the 2008 Fleadh Sheoil, sponsored by Surfdock and DMG Sailsports.
Over 30 competitors signed up, of which half were in the U-17 and U-14 categories and the contest used a new format to introduce everyone to the joys of racing. Gold fleet sailors were assigned a pair of silver fleet sailors, and given the job of assisting them, setting up their gear and basically making sure they were ready to battle.
The wind came through to a steady 20 knots and 5 races were run, making Round 1 a huge success. The next stop is in Castlegregory on the 7th June.
Gold Fleet 1. Pearse Geaney 2. Maurice Owens 3. Danny Mulryan
Overall 1. Matthew McNutt 2. Joe Fletcher 3. Chris Fletcher
Ladies 1. Amy Mc Bride 2. Anna Bonner
U-17 1. Matthew McNutt 2. Sean Dilane 3. Eamon Kelly
U-14 1. Ben McNutt 2. Luke McBride 3. Dylan Boyce
Bronze Fleet 1. Sarah Bonnor 2. Rebecca Fletcher 3. John Fletcher