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.

Topper Traveler event four took place at Lough Erne

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.

Topper Traveler Awards at Lough ErneTopper Traveler Awards at Lough Erne

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.

Junior boys

1st (and 1st overall) Leo O’Doherty, Sligo YC.
2nd Joseph Robinson, Ballyholme YC.
3rd Henry Nelson, Ballyholme YC.

Young Boys
1st Peter Kenny, WHBTC/WHSC
2nd Peter Doyle, WHBTC/WHSC
3rd Eoin Byrne, WHSC/RCYC

Junior girls
1st Chloe Craig, Carrickfergus SC
2nd Isabel Nixon, Ballyholme YC/Donaghadee SC

Girls
1st Ella Fitzgerald, Newtonards Yacht Club/Ballyholme YC
2nd Autumn Halliday, Strangford Lough YC
3rd Chloe Cairns, Ballyholme YC

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