16 Aug Cobh Regatta 2014 – Dinghies
Testing conditions for Cobh’s Dinghy Regatta today with the competitors having to contend with a brisk 12-16 knots of wind, fairly cold air temperature once you got out on the water and a strong ebb tide.
The race officers sent the fleet around 3 challenging courses and with no discards it was always going to be about consistency. Over the first 2 races youngest competitor Noah in his mirror with Dad Kieran Dorgan took two bullets and were looking favourites to win the overall series but unfortuately they had to retire before the last race.
Cian Synnott sailed consistently well all day and with two 2nds in the first 2 races took advantage of the mirror’s retirement and finished the last race with a win to take this years Cobh Regatta title. The Noah/Kieran Dorgan team finished in 2nd overall with Jaime in 3rd.
Refreshments and prize-giving were held back at the Whitepoint dinghy park with all competitors receiving medals for taking part in this years dinghy regatta and vouchers for the Keen House/Keen on Sport were awarded to the top three boats.
Thanks go to the race officers Rob, Melissa and Colin. Also to the parents/friends who came back to support the Juniors and Keen on Sport for the Vouchers.