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Optimist Sailor Luke Turvey Best Of Five Irish In Torrevieja’s Top 50

4th February 2018
Luke Turvey (left) in action in Torrevieja last weekend Luke Turvey (left) in action in Torrevieja last weekend

#Optimist - Howth YC/National YC sailor Luke Turvey secured third place in the Under 13s fleet in Spain’s Torrevieja Trophy last weekend (26-28 January).

Turvey, who travelled as part of Irish Sailing’s 16-strong Optimist squad, topped the Irish contingent by finishing 27th overall in the 380-boat event.

A total of 26 Irish sailors took part, putting on a great show of strength at this international event.

Emily Riordan (Royal St George YC) finished 36th with fellow squad member Michael Crosbie (Royal Cork YC) in 39th, followed by Johnny Flynn (Howth YC) in 40th.

James Dwyer Matthews rounded out the top five Irish and finished in 44th place overall. The full race results can be found HERE.

rorc caribbean2Irish Sailing’s Optimist squad - Back row: Simon Pritchard, Adam Walsh, Hugh Turvey, Harry Pritchard, Michael Crosbie, Moss Simington, Richard McSweeney, James Dwyer Matthews, Thomas O’Neill, Trevor Bolger; Front row: Emily Riordan, Iseult Hogan, Anna Keal, Grace Fahy, Luke Turvey, Archie Daly

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