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Mixed results for Irish at Palma

22nd April 2010
Mixed results for Irish at Palma
With over 30 knots on the course at the Princess Sofia trophy yesterday, no fleets featuring Irish teams were in action in Palma. Click through for a run-down of Irish placings at the first major European olympic classes regatta of the 'summer' season.

In the 70-boat Radial fleet, Ballyholme sailor Tiffany Brien is top of the Irish in 17th, with a fifth place under her belt and three races sailed so far. Just two points separate Annalise Murphy and Debbie Hanna, in 57th and 58th respectively. In the men's Laser fleet, James Espey is just inside the top half, lying 57th after four races. Top slot in both fleets are held by Eastern European sailors, with Czech sailor Veronika Fenclova leading the Radials and Croatian Tonci Stipanovic topping the full rigs.

Finn sailor Ross Hamilton, from the Royal Irish yacht club in Dun Laoghaire, sits in 47th of 52.

The 49er fleet has put in six races already, and top-ranked Irish sailors Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern are again top Irish, in 37th place of 61 boats. Newcomers to the fleet, Ger Owens and Ross Killian, have made a good showing of their first regatta in the boat, just six places and six points adrift of their compatriots.

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