With more fresh winds on Dublin Bay today, overnight leaders Hamble River Sailing Club extended their advantage to win the Chubb Insurance Team Racing Challenge, beating the Storm Trisail team (USA) into second place with two races to spare.
Local interest switched overnight from the East Coast team in third place to top Irish sailor Tim Goodbody sailing with the Sigma Class Association who took the other runner-up place.
Having scored no wins on Saturday, the Ida Lewis squad managed to claim one victory yesterday at the end of their 16 race series. Their team was one of three from Newport, Rhode Island taking part in this return match of the annual Patriots Cup between teams from both sides of the Atlantic.
Patriots Cup organiser Pete Lawson paid tribute to the Sigma class association and the host clubs co-ordinated by Dun Laoghaire's Royal Alfred YC. Almost 90 sailors had travelled to Ireland this year, double any previous attendance he said, and an invitation to return would be welcomed.
Final Overall Results: (Position/Name/Win/Loss/Boat Name/Helm)
1 Hamble River SC (12/4) Flyover Sean Barber
Powder Monkey Philip Meakins
2 Storm Trisail (10/6) Leeuwin Whitey Russell
Scorcher Tony Parker
White Mischief Dan Rugg
3 Sigma Class (9/7) Shadowfax Nick Ewart-Smith
Lucent Ben Richards
Oxygen Tim Goodbody
4 New York YC (7/8) Gwilli Two Phyl Lotz
Tahoe Heather Gregearl
Upstart Chris Bouzaid
5 Scotland (7/8) Archetron Roy Summers
Pippa IV Kevin Aitkin
Springer Simon Pender
6 Combined Clubs (5/11) Boojum Tom Fitzpatrick
Moonshine Pierce Butler
Popje Ted McCourt
7 East Coast (5/11) Rupert Paddy Varian
Shillelagh Dermod Baker
War Dance Neil Love
8 Ida Lewis SC (1/15) Blue Peregrine Charlie Shoemaker
Dear Buoy Dan Faria
Matico George Kirk