Close Racing for Toppers Dinghies at Lough Erne Yacht Club
26 competitors, including six from the host Lough Erne Yacht Club, took part in the Topper traveler 4 event on Sunday 17th July.
Four races were held in glorious sunshine and a constant force 2-3 wind on the Lough.
Class 4.2 had an incredibly close battle with only 1 point separating the top 3 positions. 1st Adam Green, LEYC, 2nd Jessica Dadley-Young, Ballyholme YC. 3rd Ben McCaldin, LEYC.
Again the 5.3 class was a close contest with also only 1 point separating the top 3 positions overall.
Michael Brines was the event organizer and JP McCaldin was the race director.
Northern Ireland Water sponsored the event with refillable water bottles and giveaways for all competitors.
An Irish team will travel to Lake Garda for the Topper World Championships.
1st (and 1st overall) Leo O’Doherty, Sligo YC.
2nd Joseph Robinson, Ballyholme YC.
3rd Henry Nelson, Ballyholme YC.
1st Peter Kenny, WHBTC/WHSC
2nd Peter Doyle, WHBTC/WHSC
3rd Eoin Byrne, WHSC/RCYC
1st Chloe Craig, Carrickfergus SC
2nd Isabel Nixon, Ballyholme YC/Donaghadee SC
1st Ella Fitzgerald, Newtonards Yacht Club/Ballyholme YC
2nd Autumn Halliday, Strangford Lough YC
3rd Chloe Cairns, Ballyholme YC