It was dubbed Super Sunday, as four boats were in contention going into Week 6 of the National Yacht Clubs Derrycourt Cleaning frostbite series for Flying Fifteens, and with two races due it was all up for grabs.
Green/Doorly (23pts) in their boat Deranged had a one-point advantage from Mulvin/Beirne and Poole/Marsden, who were both on 24 points, with Coleman/Quinn on 25.
Being November, a reasonable breeze was expected but no … on arrival to the club the sun was shining and Dublin Bay was flat calm! PRO Ian Mathews, who had done a fantastic job for the event, went out to check the bay and after a short delay decided to abandon sailing for the day. This proved to be the correct decision as the wind never filled in.
Ten races were sailed in what was an excellent series. A feature of the racing was that there was a different winner in nearly every race. Ken and Hugh were the only ones who won two races.
At the prize-giving, the Mermaid class (who organized the event) captain Tony O’Rourke thanked the sponsors, the NYC boathouse, the PRO and his team, including the excellent rib drivers and mark layers.
Alan Green thanked them also, and thanked his fellow competitors and his crew for the series, Chris Doorly.