‘Allegro’ does the business.
Colm Dunne and Fiona Ward trailed Squib 134 ‘Allegro’ up from Kinsale in the face of a gale to take part in the end-of -season keelboat event on Lough Derg. With the tail-end of Hurricane Brian in the offing the fleet was severely depleted but a dozen of the nation’s best came to the line for four short races on the Sunday after a long Saturday afternoon watching Rugby in the pub.
In the final analysis the stats show Allegro winning the 2017 Irish Inland Championships, a single point ahead of Peter Wallace and Martin Weatherstone, the reigning Irish national champions. The ever-consistent Gordy Patterson completed the podium, aided and abetted by Ross Nolan and Squib 100 ‘Fagin’.
The other race-winner was Kanola, earning Jack and Jill Roy a well-deserved fourth in the overall standings.
In fact all but one of the top eight Irish Squibs used Batt sails, following two of the top three at the recent Irish Squib Championships and first overall at the South Coast Championships in the hands of Dick Batt himself.
Every ‘Batt’ sail is designed, cut and manufactured in the UK at our Bosham sail loft.