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Irish Storm the Feva Worlds Top Six
Youth Sailing
A day of consistent results for Irish teams at Carnac yesterday saw the top six split evenly between British and Irish crews at the RS Feva Worlds.  Vicky Cudmore and Amy Harrington leapfrogged into third place, taking full advantage of…
McCann Retains Top Ten Slot
Youth Sailing
Royal Cork sailor Peter McCann had a tough day in the Gold Fleet of the UK Optimist Nationals yesterday, along with many of the top ten who posted results in the low teens, twenties and beyond in Weymouth. The black…
Fevas Split into Silver & Gold
Youth Sailing
As the 140-boat fleet at the RS Feva World Championships splits into silver and gold, it's Brendan Lyden and Marc Cudmore who lead the Irish charge, seventh overall. In a range of wind strengths yesterday, from 10 to 18 knots,…
Irish Fevas in Top Ten
Youth Sailing
Three of Ireland's Feva crews are currently in the top ten at the RS Feva Worlds after six races in Carnac, France. Dermot and Brendan Lyden have three wins between them in their 70-boat groups, ahead of the split into…
Cork Sailor Near Top of Opti Fleet
Youth Sailing
Cork Sailor Peter McCann lies fourth in the 164-boat senior fleet at the UK Optimist nationals as the championships enters its third day. McCann has posted two wins in the group stages, and his success is mirrored in the junior…
34 Irish Sailors at RS Feva Worlds
Youth Sailing
34 Young Irish sailors are taking part at the 2010 RS Feva Worlds, in Carnac, France. The 140-boat fleet was broken into four groups for the first day of racing yesterday in 9-12 knots, with Irish crews in the top…
Disappointing End for Irish Lasers
Youth Sailing
Things unravelled for Dun Laoghaire sailor Matthew O'Dowd towards the end of the Laser Worlds in Largs, Scotland. Once the fleets were split into Gold, Silver and Bronze, O'Dowd's run of good fortune seemed to hit a brick wall. A…
Black Flag and Top Threes for O'Dowd
Youth Sailing
Dun Laoghaire sailor Matthew O'Dowd will be hoping for wind at the Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Largs today so that he can bring a discard into play. Dowd will want to shed a black flag disqualification that he has…
Top Five Start for O'Dowd
Youth Sailing
Fresh from a top ten finish at the ISAF Youth Worlds, Dun Laoghaire sailor Matthew O'Dowd has started the Radial Youth World Championships in Largs with a second place finish. The Laser fleet numbers some 210 boats, and has been…
All Quiet at Largs, Penney Drops in Poland
Youth Sailing
There was no racing for the Laser Radials in Largs, Scotland, yesterday, and with the centre of a weak low sitting over the northern Irish sea today, racing has already been postponed at the venue for today, which means no…
Young Bigboaters Sought for UK Academy
Youth Sailing
Applications are open for the RYA's British Keelboat Academy, which aims to give keelboats sailors aged between 18 and 24 a leg-up into competitive international sailing. The programme utilises a fleet of J80s, identical to the ISA's sailfleet J80s, and…
More Irish Youth Lasers in Worlds Action
Youth Sailing
Ireland's youth laser sailors are once again in action in Europe, with the Radial Youth Worlds taking place in Largs, Scotland, and the Standard Rig Youth Worls ongoing in Poland. Chris Penney posted good results to sit 34th out of…
O'Dowd is Top Irish Youth in Ninth
Youth Sailing
A fifteenth place finish in the last race was enough to give Matthew O'Dowd ninth overall in the 2010 ISAF Youth Worlds in Istanbul, Turkey, which drew to a close in near-perfect conditions today. Although he placed third for much…
Top Ten Finish on the Cards for O'Dowd
Youth Sailing
Matthew O'Dowd clings to the ISAF Youth Worlds Top Ten going into the last day of racing today, having posted mixed results in a shifty day off Istanbul yesterday that allowed the boy's fleet put in three races. His tenth…
Another Podium for O'Dowd
Youth Sailing
Dun Laoghaire sailor Matthew O'Dowd made it two in a row yesterday, posting a second consecutive third place finish at the ISAF Youth Worlds. The third day of racing yielded only one race for O'Dowd's Laser Radial fleet and the…
O'Dowd Moves Up in Light Airs
Youth Sailing
Matthew O'Dowd made best use of yesterday's light airs to count a podium finish and jump from 31st to 20th overall as the fleet takes a day off. 250 boats were rigged in the dinghy park in the blaring Istanbul…

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