Please select your home edition
Edition
Leaderboard Dec 2021

Irish National Waspz Championships at Royal St George Yacht Club

by Henry Start 5 Oct 18:28 BST 2-3 October 2021
Henry Start wins the Irish National Waspz Championships © Simon McIlwaine / www.wavelengthimage.com

The WASZP nationals were held at RStGYC, Dunlaoighre, Dublin this weekend and 15 sailors participated, with three from UK travelling over to sail with us.

Henry Start, Event Chair, commented "We were delighted with such good numbers for this event and the standard was excellent, it was fantastic to have attracted three top UK sailors also."

It was hard fast sailing in heavy winds and choppy conditions where it was all to play for with many capsizing. The top six boats were very close and the final outcome often being decided in the last lap.

Four long races were held on the first day, and unfortunately racing was blown out by 30+ knot gusts and 1.5m waves on the second day. Barry O'Neill race officer and his team set good race courses in challenging conditions.

Overall winner in 8.2 m fleet was UK sailor Ross Banham followed by Arthur Fry, both from Hayling Island sailing club, UK. Henry Start RStGYC came a close third overall and was National Waszp champion in this fleet.

Max Goodbody RStGYC/RIYC and Marcus O'Leary RSGYC came second and third in the national 8.2 fleet. In the 6.9m fleet overall winner and national winner was Emily Conan RSGYC, followed closely by Kate Tingle RStGYC /RCYC in second and Tom Hogan RSGYC in third place. Tom was also first master.

Elysia O'Leary RStGYC was first Irish female in 8.2 fleet and Max Goodbody RSGYC/RIYC was first under 19 years in the 8.2m fleet.

The nations trophy went to the UK team and the First Traveller trophy to Hattie Rogers Royal Lymington YC.

Duncan Hepplewhite from Sailingfast UK came over to support and sponsor the event. Simon and Erin Mcllwaine took stellar photos of the event - thank you!

Overall Results:

PosNationSail NoHelmClubR1R2R3R4Pts
1stGBR2429Ross BanhamRSYC11‑313
2ndGBR2699Arthur FryHISC‑33137
3rdIRL2752Henry StartRSGYC‑64228
4thIRL3041Max GoodbodyRSGYC224‑58
5thGBR2932Hattie RogersRLYC55‑6414
6thIRL3150Marcus O'LearyRSGYC465(RET)15
7thIRL3031Elysia O'LearyRSGYC(DNC)87621
8thIRL44501Emily ConanRSGYC7‑1111826
9thIRL2Katie TingleRCYC(DNC)98926
10thIRL2408Tom HoganRSGYC(DNC)1010727
11thIRL14Chris BatemanRCYC(DNC)7RETDNC41
12thIRL3079Georgia GoodbodyRSGYC(DNC)DNC9DNC43
13thIRL2464Jemima OwensNYC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC51
13thIRL3/3Alexander TrickettNCY(DNC)DNCDNCDNC51
13thIRL2612TP HoganRSGYC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC51
13thIRL3061Cecile Van SteenbergeNYC(DNC)DNCDNCDNC51

Related Articles

MarineVerse - The Story So Far
Virtual Reality has seemed like a distant world until now So, you walk into a party, no one has a clue about sailing, you try and explain it, you try to sell the essence of the sport and why you love it, why it is your passion, often you tend to run into a lot of blank faces or underwhelming responses. Posted today at 6:06 am
Conner Blouin on the 2021 Waszp North Americans
David Schmidt checks in with the regatta chair I checked in with Conner Blouin, regatta chair of the 2021 Waszp North American Championship, via email, to learn more about this exciting foiling affair. Posted on 3 Dec
WASZP America's Championships - Charter boats
Get involved in what will be a very special week in San Francisco Our USA agent Clay Johnson of Colie Sail and our Canadian agent Trevor Parekh are supplying 15 Charter boats to assist in making the America's Championships an incredible event. Posted on 2 Dec
2022 Australian WASZP Nationals venue selected
Heading to Lake Macquarie in March With border restrictions causing havoc with Western Australia over the traditional Australia Day Nationals timeslot, the Australian WASZP Association has made a swift decision to move the Perth National Championships to 2023 Posted on 25 Nov
Entry open for 2022 WASZP European Games
To be held at Mar Menor, a large saltwater lagoon in Murcia, Spain The Mar Menor is a large saltwater lagoon in the region of Murcia in the south of Spain offers reliable wind, flat water and warm weather. Posted on 1 Nov
WASZP Americas Championships - Entry open
Set to take place at Richmond Yacht Club, USA ahead of the SailGP season 2 final Entry is open for the first-ever WASZP Americas Championship. The championship will take place at Richmond Yacht Club, USA where sailors are set to enjoy the famous waters of San Francisco Bay ahead of the SailGP season 2 final. Posted on 25 Oct
WASZP GP at Carsington
Hattie Rogers takes the win The final UK WASZP GP of the season took place at Carsington Sailing Club over the weekend. Twenty boats made the trip from as far afield as Dublin, Plymouth and the Isle of Wight and were greeted with perfect foiling breeze and a chilly seven degrees. Posted on 25 Oct
SailGP Spain - WASZP lights up Cadiz
Some of the best young talent in Spain converged on the Inspire Racing Circuit Sailors were greeted by the best conditions of the European Season, racing alongside the F50s in front of the massive estimated crowds of 11,000, this provided a genuine inside look at what life could be as a professional sailor. Posted on 12 Oct
WASZP Irish Nationals Vlog with Hattie Rogers
A behind the scenes look at the event from a competitors point of view Video diary from Hattie Rogers at the 2021 Waszp Irish National Championship held at Royal St George Yacht Club - a behind the scenes look at the event from a competitors point of view. Posted on 11 Oct
Roses, Spain to host WASZP EuroCup Final
As the European summer begins to wind down Spain to host WASZP EuroCup Final + an array of winter training dates and events! Posted on 8 Oct