Ten Impalas took part in the Impala European Championships, held at EDYC in the beautiful surroundings of Strangford Lough in late May. Conditions were perfect for Impala racing, with 14 knots 17 knots from the South East, if a little brisk at 12 degrees and feeling chilly with the breeze.

The race team at EDYC set a Windward/Leeward course with an offset mark, and a Leeward finish, which led to some very close racing among the closely matched One Design fleet.

After two days and five races, only three points separated the top three boats – Vela, Mipaal and Wild Mustard. Each had a smattering of first places which kept the overall results in the balance until the final leg.

Michael Molloy’s Vela discarded a third to take the event by two points from Stephen Lynn’s Mipaal. A point behind was McRobert and Maxwell’s Wild Mustard.

Thanks go to the race team and the organisers at EDYC for a fantastic weekend’s racing in a close One Design fleet.

Details of the 2025 event will be shared in the next few months. There are a few boats currently for sale – come and join the fleet for close racing and versatile cruising for unbeatable value!

19565IMPALA 28VelaMichael Molloy2(3)1216
2K 9604IMPALA 28MipaalStephen Lynn11(4)338
3IRL 9547IMPALA 28Wild MustardA McRobert / K Maxwell3(5)3129
4IRL9516IMPALA 28Whistlin’ DixieRob McDowell522(9)514
59507IMPALA 28Jiminy Cricket6(10)54419
6GBR 9531IMPALA 28AlcyonePeter Thompson & Michael Watson4465(9)19
7GBR 9599IMPALA 28MaverickJohn Patterson(14/DSQ)677727
89518IMPALA 28ImpPhilip McIlvenna & David Maxwell88(9)6628
9GBR9530IMPALA 28Chorus LineColin Patterson778(10)830
109605IMPALA 28RomperMargie Crawford(14/DSQ)91081037
1st Place by two points went to Vela
2nd Place -Mipaal
3rd Place – Wild Mustard
Categories: Nationals


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