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Irish 49erFX Pair Brewster & Tidey Eighth at Garda Olympic Week

10th May 2015
Irish 49erFX Pair Brewster & Tidey Eighth at Garda Olympic Week

#49erfxirl – Second in today's medal race and eighth overall at Lake Garda Olympic week, a Eurosaf event, is a welcome boost for Irish Olympic 49erfx campaigners Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. The race was streamed live via Afloat.ie this morning. 

It's a promising performance for Ireland's newest Olympic sailing duo and further improvement on last year's mid–fleet result that came to a dramatic halt in a race course crash.

 After four days of racing the sole Irish women's skiff made the top 10 medal race cut by a single point. Today they sailed the medal race taking second in this double points non-discardable race to boost  their overall result to a credible eighth place.

'We are happy with our week, feel that have learnt lots from the racing and also managed to practise our boat handling with all those tacks and gybes along the cliffs as well as plenty of "gybe sets" at the windward marks which were very hectic at times', Brewster said on facebook.

It's a realistic assessment from the realtively new duo who still seek country qualification for Ireland at the world championships in Argentina in November. Before then, the pair will also take in the Olympic test event 'Aqueece Rio' in August.

The duo return home tomorrow before setting up in Weymouth for the ISAF World Cup event to be held there in June. They will not contest Eurosaf, Medemblik in a fortnight.

Garda Trentino Olympic Week 2015 (49erfx overall)

1 ITA 3 CONTI GIULIA, CLAPCICH FRANCESCA, C.C.ANIENE 33,0 1 1 2 (8) 1 1 3 1 8 1 7
2 ESP 23 ECHEGOYEN DOMINGUEZ TAMARA, BETANZOS MORO BERTA, RCN SANXENXO 44,0 8 2 11 2 2 (14) 4 6 2 5 1
3 FIN 17 KURTBAY SINEM, KANERVA SILJA, NJK 60,0 2 8 4 9 (12) 8 7 8 6 2 3
4 SWE 25 JULIA GROSS, CECILIA JONSSON, ROYAL SWEDISH YACHT CLUB 60,0 4 4 13 3 5 2 5 3 11 (ufd) 5
5 GER 777 LEONIE MEYER, ELENA STOFFERS, NRV 63,0 10 9 10 1 3 3 2 (15) 1 6 9
6 CAN 514 MORGAN ARIELLE, MYATT HEATHER, ROYAL ST LAWRENCE YACHT CLUB 68,0 3 7 6 7 8 4 (10) 10 7 8 4
7 GBR 11 DOBSON CHARLOTTE, AINSWORTH SOPHIE, RNCYC 78,0 6 3 1 6 7 5 18 11 5 (ufd) 8
8 IRL 997 BREWSTER ANDREA, TIDEY SASKIA, ROYAL IRISH YACHT CLUB 80,0 14 11 12 10 6 6 (17) 2 4 11 2
9 SWE 9 ERICSON LISA, KLINGA HANNA, GKSS 84,0 16 6 5 18 4 9 1 4 9 (ufd) 6
10 SIN 33 KHNG GRISELDA, TAN SARA, SAFYC 84,0 5 5 17 4 10 11 (22) 5 3 4 10

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