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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Doran to Defend Junior Sailing Title

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#YOUTH SAILING – The Royal St. George Yacht Club stages the All Ireland Junior and Girls Sailing Championships this weekend in a fleet of nine Firefly dinghies. The invitational championship, which will see 18 of Ireland's leading junior sailors compete for the title of 2011 Champion, was originally scheduled for late October but scrubbed because of a bad weather. The bad news for the event this weekend is that Saturday's forecast is also poor with 50 mph gusts to hit Dublin Bay.

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Philip Doran is set to defend his Junior title on Dublin Bay this weekend. Photo: Gareth Craig

Having placed 10th at the ISAF Youth World Championships earlier this year, 2010 champion Philip Doran will be eager to defend his title. He'll face some fierce opposition though in the form of Seafra Guilfoyle who came 2nd at the Laser 4.7 European Championships as well from some of the younger competitors such as Patrick Crosbie, who this year came 3rd in the Topper World Championships, and Eoin Keller who won the Laser National Championships, to name but two.

Also defending her 2010 Girl's title will be Sophie Murphy who had an outstanding year, coming third in the U18 ISAF Youth World Championships. However six other girls will be ready to challenge her for the prestigious accolade including Emma Geary, who as a 420 sailor is experienced in double handed boats and some of the younger sailors such as Sophie Browne who is ranked 1st Senior Optimist sailor in Ireland.

Each competitor will sail with one crew member of their choice in one of the nine Fireflies. On Saturday the teams will be separated into two flights (groups) and will sail three races each. The same flights will then sail an additional two races on Sunday with the top three teams in each flight progressing through to the medal race.

The 18 competitors taking part in the 2011 ISA Junior & Girls All Ireland Sailing Championships are:


Name

Club

Class

Male / Female

1

Kerri-Ann Boylan

Skerries Sailing Club

Mirror

Female

2

Sophie Browne

Tralee Bay Sailing Club

Optimist

Female

3

Patrick Crosbie

Royal Cork Yacht Club

ISA Pathway

Male

4

Fiona Daly

Tralee Bay Sailing Club

ISA/420

Female

5

Tiarnan Dickson

Lough Ree Sailing Club

Mirror

Male

6

Sean Donnelly

National Yacht Club

Optimist

Male

7

Philip Doran

Courtown Sailing Club

ISA Pathway

Male

8

Gregory Fay

Dungarvan Harbour Sailing Club

Topaz

Male

9

Emma Geary

Royal Cork Yacht Club

ISA Pathway

Female

10

Robbie Gilmore

Strangford Lough Yacht Club

Laser Radial Male

Male

11

Laura Gilmore

Strangford Lough Yacht Club

Topper

Female

12

Seafra Guilfoyle

Royal Cork Yacht Club

Laser 4-7 Male

Male

13

Eoin Keller

Lough Derg Yacht Club

Laser Radial Male

Male

14

Peter McCann

Royal Cork Yacht Club

ISA Pathway

Male

15

Sophie Murphy

Royal St George Yacht Club

ISA Pathway

Female

16

Lisa Smith

Greystones Sailing Club

RS Feva

Female

17

David Whittaker

Royal Cork Yacht Club

RS Feva

Male

18

Adam Hyland

Royal St George Yacht Club

Optimist

Male

 

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