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University of Limerick Head for Marseille

19th October 2009

The University of  Limerick sailing team will be joining the defending Champions, Cork Institute of Technology, at the Student Yachting World Cup, commencing in Marseille on Sunday next October 25th and finishing Friday, October 30th. They secured their position in the competition following their win at the Irish Intervarsity Team Racing Championships in March.

The UL crew started sailing and fund raising as a crew at the end of August this year and have been training every weekend since. This  past weekend they completed their preparations with a third and fourth placing in the 24 boat Class Two fleet at the O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors Autumn League at the Royal Cork Yacht Club.


The University of Limerick crew heading for Marseille: L. to R. Back Row Cian Gallagher (Sligo), Rachel Cronin (Cork), Katie Tingle (Cork) and Billy Clarke (Schull) L. to R. Front Row John Blake (Tipperary), Kevin Stollard (Kinsale), Pat Hegarty (Schull), Darragh O’Connor (Schull) and not in picture Conor Martin (Crosshaven) Team

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