Wed May 29th, Race 5 of the La Bougie Midweek Series delivered another exhilarating evening of yacht racing as the fleet navigated blustery northerly winds and flat seas. The competition was fierce across all classes, setting the stage for a dramatic finale with only two races left in the series.

In IRC One, Peter Donegan’s Jalapeño claimed the top spot, edging out Dan Buckley’s Justus, which finished a close second. John Godkin’s Godot secured a respectable third place.  Meanwhile, in Echo One, Siobhan and Peter Ryan’s Capella Of Kinsale maintained their lead, followed by Jalapeño in second spot and Peader Murphy’s 1601 in third.

Class Two IRC saw Dave O’Sullivan and John O’Regan’s No Notions continue their dominance, achieving their fourth consecutive first-place finish.  Matilda Dingemans and Gerald Campbell’s Cirrus kept the pressure on No Notions with a strong second-place finish, while Patrick Beckett’s Miss Charlie took third.

In Class Two Echo, Nigel Dann’s Val Kriss achieved its third first-place finish, with Miss Charlie in second and No Notions taking third.

Alan Mulcahy’s Apache led the pack in Class Three, also marking its fourth first-place finish of the series.  Albert O’Neill’s Starlet held onto second place, with Richard Hanley’s Saoirse rounding out the top three. Echo Class Three saw Martain Hardgrove sail into first place, followed by Starlet in second and Saoirse in third.

The prize-giving ceremony at the clubhouse was a full house once again, with generous prizes provided by Peter and Lucy Hagerty’s La Bougie collection.

With two races remaining, the La Bougie mid week series promises more excitement and fierce competition in the coming weeks.

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Race report from Class Captain Paul Cotter.