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Competitors announced for All Ireland Sailing Championship

2nd October 2008

24 competitors will compete in the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship 2008 hosted tomorrow in Howth Yacht Club if north-westerly gales subside.

Ireland's 'premier domestic invitation sailing event' is proudly sponsored by Euro Car Parks and will see the best of Irish sailors compete to be crowned the ISA All Ireland Sailing Champion 2008.

The competitors, who will race in the ISA SailFleet J80 keelboats, were announced by ISA Racing Manager Ed Alcock.

“Stefan Hyde will be keen to defend his title; however the 2007 Champion will have strong competition across the fleet. This includes sailors of the calibre of Timothy Goodbody and Peter O'Leary, fresh from their Olympic Regatta. In fact Peter’s name is already on the trophy as he won the championship in 2006.”

Alcock continued: “The J80’s will be raced with a crew of three. The invited competitors are therefore choosing their best team available making this weekend a showcase of Irish talent on the waters off Howth.”


Competitors            Representing:


Martin Byrne             Dragon Class

Pat O'Neill                E-Boat Class

David Burrows           Etchells Class

Noel Butler               Fireball Class

Timmy Corcoran       GP14 Class

David Dwyer             ICRA 1

Nigel Biggs               ICRA 2

Neil Spain                ICRA 3

Flor O'Driscoll           ICRA 4

Brian Goggin            Irish 5o5 Class

James Espey           Laser Class

Gareth Flannigan      Laser SB3 Class

Stephan Hyde           2007 Champion

Nicholas O'Leary       Match Race

Adrian Allen              Multihull Class

Timothy Goodbody    Olympic

Peter O'Leary           Olympic

Garrett May              Puppeteer Class

Simon Brien             RS Elite

Derek Mitchell          Ruffian 23

David Dickson           Shannon One Design

Debbie Hanna           Wild Card

Anthony O'Leary       Wild Card

Mary O'Loughlin        Wild Card Team

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