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O'Leary Brothers Second At Star Class Eastern Hemispheres

5th June 2017
Peter and Rob O'Leary (right) were second overall in the Star class Eastern Hemisphere Championships in Viareggio Peter and Rob O'Leary (right) were second overall in the Star class Eastern Hemisphere Championships in Viareggio Photo: Star Class

Royal Cork Yacht Club brothers Peter and Rob O'Leary were second overall in the Star class Eastern Hemisphere Championships in Viareggio, Italy yesterday. The O'Leary's were runners–up to, Andrew MacDonald and Brad Nichol USA Diego Negri and Sergio Lambertenghi of Italy were third. Participation at the event brought double Olympian Peter O'Leary back to his days at London 2012, the last time the 22–foot keelboat sailed as an Olympic class.

70 teams from 15 countries were represented at the Tuscany event.

The next big event for the Star class is the Western Hemisphere in Cleveland, Ohio in June and the Star World Championship in Denmark in July.

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