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Irish Stars in Kiel

9th July 2009

ImageIreland's two Star teams are in action in the Star Europeans in Kiel this week. At the top of the 88-boat fleet sit a triumvirate of medallists, with England's Iain Percy leading Brazilian Robert Scheidt and Freddy Loof from Sweden, all within two points of each other.

Leading the Irish charge are Max Treacy and Anthony Shanks, back after some time off from the circuit and straight into the fray. They sit in 15th place overall in the 88-boat fleet, the biggest fleet the class has seen so far this year. The other Irish pairing, Peter O'Leary and Tim Goodbody, are four places and 5.5 points behind in 19th. O'Leary/Goodbody narrowed the gap considerably yesterday, having been 13 places adrift in 26th after three races. 

The fleet has a lay day today, followed by two races on Friday and the final race on Saturday.

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