May 15th, Race 3 of the La Bougie Mid Week Series saw sailors navigating through blustery conditions as easterly winds gusting up to 15 knots tested their skills and perseverance.

In Class One IRC, Finbarr O’Regan’s Artful Dodger once again showcased its prowess, clinching the top spot. Hot on their heels was Stephen Lysaght’s Reavra Too, pushing hard but ultimately settling for second place. In the Echo division, Peter Donegan’s Jalapeño sailed to victory, with Reavra Too securing a second-place finish.

Class Two IRC witnessed an impressive performance from Mathilde Dingemans and Gerard Campbell’s Cirrus, which sailed to a decisive win. David O’Sullivan and John O’Regan’s No Notions put up a commendable fight to finish second. In the Echo division, Patrick Beckett’s Miss Charlie took the top honours, with Cirrus capturing second place in this category as well.

In Class Three IRC, Alan Mulcahy’s unstoppable Apache claimed first place, continuing its dominant streak. Paul Cotter and Dominic Falvey’s Swift followed closely, securing second. The Echo division saw Swift flip the script, taking the lead, with Padraig O’Donovan’s Chameleon capturing a well-earned second place.

The blustery conditions provided somewhat interesting conditions, with sailors showcasing skill and tenacity in equal measure.  As the series progresses, the competition is set to intensify, promising great racing ahead.  Leaderboard here!

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Race report from Class Captain Paul Cotter.

Patrick Beckett skipper and owner of Miss Charlie being presented with top honours in Echo 2 by Sarah Ferguson of La Bougie.