Maurice Owens slaloms to victory in Malahide

October 4, 2012 | Windsurfing
Malahide: those grey Irish skies...

Maurice Owens took the first place in the Gold fleet of the 2012 Surfdock Malahide event of the Irish Slalom Series.

Round 4 of the 2012 Irish Slalom Series proved to be a challenging event. The penultimate stage of the year was held in the newly built Malahide Yacht Club, offering amazing facilities.

Notable performances in the Gold fleet came from the first and second placed racers Maurice Owens and Hannes Louet-Feisser, who dominated many of the races.

Other standouts were from IWA Wave champion Rob Jones, who sailed all day on a 6.0 and 86 Litre JP and still made it go fast, Barry Whitelaw and IWA President Gareth Nihill.

The Silver fleet racing over the weekend was very hotly contested with close quarter no holds barred heats a constant feature.

There were many heroes over the two days, but the final results placed Paul Green in first, Steve Lawless in second and Paul Rayner put an an impressive overall performance.

In the Ladies, Alison Beirne just held off Joanne Murphy to take first overall, in the event. Top youth racer for the weekend was Lewis Eickholt.