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Royal Cork 29er Twins Start 29er World Champs in Top Third
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#youthsailing – The sole Irish 29er sailed by skiff debutantes Harry and Johnny Durcan of Royal Cork lie 52nd in a fleet of over 190 at the 2015 Zhik 29er World Championship in Pwllheli, North Wales. The conditions improved after…
200 Youth Sailors To Sail for Glory in Skerries At Optimist Nationals
#oppie – Skerries Sailing Club Junior Section will host the IODAI Leaseplan sponsored Optimist National Sailing Championships between August 13 and 16. Upwards of 200 young sailors are expected at the event. Over a four-day series of races plucky kids from every…
Youth Sailing
#YouthSailing - A narrow miss for Howth Yacht Club's Ewan McMahon in the battle for U17 European Laser Radial title in Portugal last week capped off the busiest period of the summer for Irish youth sailing. Indeed, the 16-year-old believed…
Tough Going at British Optimist Championships, Skerries Sailor Tops Irish in Pwllheli
#Young sailors have battled it out in seven races so far at the Volvo Gill Optimist Championships in Pwhelli - it's been a tough few days, with the weather being predominantly windy and wet, but the sun is now shining…
Young Sailors Complete Tough Ireland Circuit In Drascombe Lugger
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#lugger– In Baltimore yesterday evening, the Ogden brothers of County Cork received a warm welcome home from family and friends as they successfully concluded their circuit of Ireland with their 18ft Drascombe Lugger Lughnasa. They'd taken eight weeks for an…
Waterford Harbour's Geoff Power Just Pipped for Podium Finish at Topper World Championships
For much of the week, Wateford Harbour's Geoff Power was in the frame at the Topper world Championships but in the end the Irish number one was just pipped to bronze by one point. This was a much anticipated day…
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#laseryouth – First elation, then disappointment and then consolation that a very solid performance by Howth Yacht Club's Ewan McMahon had only narrowly missed out on the boy's European (under 17) Laser Radial title in Portugal at the weekend. The…
Irish Youth Sailors Tested at Laser Radial European Championships in Portugal
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#laserradialyoutheuros – The Radial Youth Sailing Laser European Championships in Portugal have tested the mettle of the Irish sailors with a different set of conditions each day. Day 1: No sailing due to fog, Day 2: 2 races completed in conditions…
Waterford Harbour's Geoff Power Lying Second at Topper Worlds in Italy
#topperworlds – Consistent sailing from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club's Geoff Power puts the Kilkenny College student second overall at the Topper Worlds in Italy and a chance at the world title in the last races this morning. Power, the undisputed…
Gold Fleet Qualification For Irish Boys & Girls at 420 Worlds in Japan
#420worlds – The two Irish boats competing at the 2015 420 Worlds in Karatsu, Japan, this week, turned in solid results yesterday to make the cut-off  for Gold Fleet racing. Following the last race of the qualification series in the morning, the…
Hopkins Fifth in Early Stages of Laser Radial Youth Europeans
Youth Sailing
#laserradialyouth – With no racing on day one due to fog, two races of the Laser Radial Youth Europeans were sailed late yesterday afternoon in light sunny conditions and Irish sailors were to the fore in both girls and boys…
Royal Cork Youths Campaigning 29er Skiff
Youth Sailing
#29er – Junior Helmsman champion Harry Durcan and twin Johnny have completed the European 29er skiff championships in Medemblik, Holland. The Royal Cork pair raced in the 25–boat gold fleet which is a positive result after a short time in the…
Ireland's McMahon, Levie & O'Beirne Make Gold Fleet at Optimist Europeans
#oppie – Ireland's Jamie McMahon is the top Irish boy at the Optimist Europeans in Wales after six qualifying races sailed and will be the sole Irish boy racing in the gold fleet today. The top Irish girl is Sarah…
Busy Week for Irish Youth Sailing Teams At International Regattas
Youth Sailing
#youthsailing – In a week of intense international competition Irish youth sailors are conpeting in Portugal, Japan, Wales and Italy. The ISA Laser Radial Academy team are competing in Viana do Castelo, Portugal at the Youth European Championships from 20-25 July. …
Irish Optimists Set Sail in Euro Champs, Spain Leads The Fleet
#optimist – Spain made the biggest impact as their sailors won no fewer than six of the first 15 races of the 2015 Magic Marine Optimist European Championships at Plas Heli, Pwllheli in North Wales today (Sunday 19 July). In…
Eight Boat Irish Optimist Team Compete At Euro Champs in Pwllheli
#optieuros – Ireland is represented by a team of eight young sailors among 500 sailors from 37 nations competing at the Optimist European Championships at Pwllheli in North Wales today. Flags from the 37 competing nations were paraded through Pwllheli to…
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