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O'Dowd Moves Up in Light Airs
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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…
Lynch is Top Topper in Carlingford
Youth Sailing
A fleet of 66 Toppers took to the waters of Carlingford Lough for their National Championships ten days ago, with Blessington sailor Finn Lynch taking control of the series to count nothing but podium finishes on his way to the…
Youth Worlds Kick Off in Istanbul
Youth Sailing
This morning in Istanbul it'll be a long wait for wind, but the ISAF Youth Worlds are underway, with two races already in the bag. Ireland is represented in the 420 and Laser Radials in both boys and girls fleet,…
No Wind for Optis in Poland
Youth Sailing
A day of zero wind in Poland meant that the Optimist Europeans fleet sat on shore for the penultimate scheduled day of the European Championships. Little more is forecast today, with predictions for less than five knots meaning that the…
McCann Leaps Into European Opti Top Ten
Youth Sailing
Ireland's top-ranked Optimist sailor, Peter McCann, asserted himself at the front of an international fleet yesterday, posting a first and fourth to leapfrog his compatriots into the top ten. McCann, from RCYC, is now in seventh position overall in the…
Tie-Break Denies Irish Sailor Bronze
Youth Sailing
Irish Laser Radial sailor Rory Lynch missed out on a bronze at Warnemunde Woche on countback yesterday, finishing on equal points with Pole, Tadeusz Kubiak. The Blessington sailor posted a 5,3,4 scoreline in his final three races, but with Kubiak…
Irish Optis Inside Top 20
Youth Sailing
After light airs delayed things, Ireland's Optimist sailors got back on course in Poland yesterday, putting in a solid three races at the European Championships. Sean Donnelly retains his crown as top Irish sailor, sitting 15th of 146 boats in…
Irish Optis Begin European Assault
Youth Sailing
Ireland's European Optimist team are pushing into the top flight at the European Championships in Poland, with Sean Donnelly leading the charge. The Dun Laoghaire sailor is currently tenth overall in the 146-boat boys fleet after two races, the first…
Irish Sailors Perform at Warnemunde
Youth Sailing
Ireland's Laser Radial sailors are making impressive headway in a huge Laser Radial fleet at the Warnemunde Woche regatta in Germany. Rory Lynch has kept his head and posted two top five results so far to sit just inside the…
104 Oppies at Ballyholme for Ulsters
Youth Sailing
Three fleets of Optimists, totalling 104 young sailors, gathered at Ballyholme YC last weekend for their Ulster Championships and faced a mix of conditions, everything from blue skies and medium breeze to rain and 30 knots.  Three races were completed…
Youth Worlds team selected
Youth Sailing
The ISA Board today ratified the team to represent Ireland at the 2010 ISAF Youth World Sailing Championships, which takes place in Istanbul, Turkey from 8th – 17th July 2010. More than 300 young sailors from 60 nations will compete…
Youth regatta discount extended
Youth Sailing
The discounted entry deadline for the Mitsubishi Youth Regatta in Dun Laoghaire has been extended to tomorrow, Friday April 16. Entrants can now get their entries in online to avail of the lowered price. Click here for more.

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