Peter Bowring in Phantom held on to the overall lead during Day 3 of the O’Leary Life Irish Dragon National Championships. 14 knots of easterly wind and not too much swell made for near perfect sailing conditions.

Phantom was one of four OCS in race 5, they restarted and sailed a tactically perfect race to come second. Local boat Ghost took the lead on the first run by coming down the right-hand side of the course. They held on to the lead to take first. Serafina with the Murphy brothers and Brian Goggin secured third.

Race 6 started with slightly lighter winds of 8 – 10 knots. Serafina and Little Fella were jockeying for first place, Serafina held them off and took line honours. Phantom and Ghost were tick tacking for third – Ghost got ahead leaving Phantom in fourth.

Nothing is certain in the top four places so the Irish National Dragon Champion 2021, along with second and third, will be decided in the final race – testament to the close racing enjoyed over the last 3 days.

Photo courtesy Dave Cullinane. Further photos from day 3 of the event are available here.