Powell into the lead

At 1720 Europeans in Howth

Wednesday September 3rd 2003, Author: David Branigan, Location: United Kingdom
British ocean racing veteran Tim Powell steering Brian Lennon and Roger Cagneys' Hibernian leads the Fáilte Ireland 1720 European Championship after three races in light airs at Howth, Ireland this afternoon. The local boat is overnight leader of the 50-boat fleet with a comfortable 17-point lead in this eleven race series.

A short postponement to the first race allowed a light easterly air-flow to become established on the race course between Lambay Island and Ireland's Eye though a flood tide running close to two knots created problems for most of the fleet.

While Powell on Hibernian made a clean start and took to the right hand-side of the course, the remainder of the fleet became bunched at the windward mark. One by one, minor collisions followed and with few exceptions, the fleet piled up at the mark until clear air gradually provided a chance to escape.

Hibernian opened their lead to score the first of two wins of the day. Tom and John Murphy's Peugeot Motocycles, another local boat with match race veteran Chris Law at the helm, produced a fourth place in the opening race. A 17th followed a mid-fleet start but a second place in race three brought him into second overall - at the front of the chasing pack.

Results
Pos
Boat Name
IRL/GBR
Owner
Helm
R1
R2
R3
Pts
1
Hibernian IRL Brian Lennon & Roger Cagney Tim Powell
0.8
4
0.75
5.5
2
Peugeot Motocycles IRL Tom and John Murphy Chris Law
4
17
2
23
3
Key Yachting GBR M & P Hays Kevin Sproul
7
5
14
26
4
Yachts and Yachting Glen Bourke Glen Bourke
9
2
16
27
5
Aquatack IRL Des Faherty Mel Collins
16
8
6
30
6
Ba Mizu Dave Cummings / Daragh Hegney Daragh Hegney
10
7
13
30
7
STDB GBR Steve McLean Rob Larke
17
3
12
32
8
Splash Test Dummies GBR Andrew & Jane McLelland Andrew McLelland
12
13
7
32
9
Cedalion GBR C Galley / S Fielding-Turton S Fielding-Turton
3
27
3
33
10
Team Polecat GBR Peter Rowley Anthony Woods
6
25
4
35
11
Hurricane Lenny GBR Virginia Phillips / Dave Phillips Virginia Phillips
5
21
10
36
12
Babbalaas 'bach' GBR David McClean Mark Rushall
2
6
34
42
13
King Quick GBR Ruairidh & Graeme Scott Ruairidh Scott
29
10
8
47
14
Donpack Ray Donoghue David Rose
14
11
22
47
15
Afloat IRL Finn Lydon Finn Lydon
8
24
21
53
16
The Big L GBR Charlie M Frize Charlie Frize
30
9
15
54
17
Luvly Jubbly GBR Andrew Brook / Peter Hawkins James Peters
25
0.8
32
57.8
18
Back to Basics GBR John Shorrock John Shorrock
11
30
17
58
19
Red//Green IRL Sean Douglas Gareth Flanagan
21
33
5
59
20
The Flying Duckman GBR Chris Ducker Chris Ducker
18
15
26
59
21
Buddy GBR Charles K Frize Frize Jnr
13
26
27
66
22
Wet N' Black IRL Paul Reilly Dan O'Grady
28
34
9
71
23
Mad Cow GBR Darren & Georgie Baker Darren Baker
20
23
28
71
24
Wow IRL Conor Clarke Conor Clarke
26
22
23
71
25
Atara John Story / Joe English Joe English
41
16
18
75
26
Incognito GBR Colin McDonald Colin McDonald
38
14
25
77
27
Ford Racing IRL Anthony O'Leary Anthony O'Leary
24
43
11
78
28
Polyphagus GBR Stephen Porter Andy Peters
19
19
40
78
29
Bob Phil Thomas Phil Thomas
35
12
33
80
30
Key Events IRL Martin Byrne Martin Byrne
32
40
19
91
31
Affinity IRL Richard Henry Brian Matthews
22
48
24
94
32
Premgroup IRL P Redden / LD O'Neill Michael Liddy
33
18
44
95
33
Holographic GBR Len Barker Ian Gray
23
42
31
96
34
Boats.com GBR Ian Atkins Ian Atkins
15
32
DNF
98
35
Prorig IRL Caroline Hepburn Collie Dunne
43
36
20
99
36
Lemon IRL Colin Galavan Colin Galavan
27
38
36
101
37
Yoke IRL Adam Winkelmann Adam Winkelmann
44
31
29
104
38
Discount Glass GBR Ian Williams David Jones
47
20
39
106
39
RF Communications IRL Finbar Tighe Finbar Tighe
37
28
45
110
40
Martin Reilly Motors IRL David Maguire David Maguire
31
44
37
112
41
Converting Machine Unknown Laura Dillon
36
35
41
112
42
La Licorne GBR Mark Greenaway Mark Greenaway
49
37
30
116
43
Gul GBR Mike Budd / Alan Woosey Mike Budd
39
29
DSQ
119
44
Network Yacht Brokers GBR Jonathon K A Abrahams Jonathon Abrahams
40
41
42
123
45
Bill Board Bryan Doherty Janus
46
46
35
127
46
Hoot IRL Richard Stafford Richard Stafford
34
49
46
129
47
Y2K Tech IRL Mick Howell Mick Howell
48
45
38
131
48
Twister GBR Andy Smith Andrew Daniels
42
39
DSQ
132
49
Oi! GBR Swalwell, Vance & Cooper John Cooper
45
47
43
135
50
Class Apart IRL John Harrington John Harrington
50
50
47
147


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