Irish 29er Nationals 2019

July 01, 2019 in  General
by John Chambers
HIREMATE was delighted to help sponsor the 2019 Irish 29er National Championships in the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire. The event was run over the weekend of 29 - 30th July 2019 and had 11 boats from around Ireland competing for the title of National Champion.

Saturday provided light to medium wind conditions and with the help of some great race management all 5 races were run as scheduled. The fleet was very competitive and produced some close racing with many sailors scoring high and low points. 1 mistake and places could easily be lost.

Saturdays post sailing entertainment was provided by the sailors themselves who had a mixed team relay kayak race. Video of the kayak fun to follow....

The wind cranked up for Sundays racing. With wind between 12knots - 23knots the sailors had a blast and some challenging conditions to contend with in the large chop. 2 races were run before the committee had to make the tough decision to abandon further racing for safety reasons.

The 2019 29er Nationals were a great success. We had sunshine, wind, great sailors, competition and lots of fun!

Congratulations to all who participates and well done to the new National Champions Rian Geraghty-McDonnell and Nathan Van Steenberge.

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