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Schull Juniors Win UK Team Racing Event

2nd July 2010
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Schull Juniors Win UK Team Racing Event
The prestigious British Schools Dinghy Racing Championships have taken place over two days of intensive sailing in Kent, U.K. Two Irish teams, Rochestown College and Schull Community College participated through national qualification and competed against the top British and German teams – in all 20 teams participated.
In the semi-final Schull teams were drawn against Seven Oaks 2 which they dispatched with excellent sailing with two straight wins. The result qualified them for the final against reigning champions Seven Oaks 1 who beat Kings College in the other semi.
Seven Oaks stormed into a lead in Race 1 and took the honours. This reversal galvanised the Schull side and they fought back to win the next two races and the overall championships to become the first Irish team to so when held in the U.K. Schull Community College previously won the event in 1996 when the event was hosted at the Fastnet Marine Outdoor Education Centre.
Schull Community College Team:
Ross Murray (Capt.), Kasper Shashall, Oisín O’Driscoll, Katie Moynihan, Connor Miller, Ellen O’Regan.

The long-standing sailing efforts at Schull Community College continue to bear fruit, most recently with a major international scalp in England. A Schull team beat 19 teams, the odds, and outsider status to win the prestigious British Schools Dinghy Racing Championships, held over two days of intensive sailing in Kent, U.K.

Two Irish teams, Rochestown College and Schull Community College, participated through national qualification and competed against the top British and German teams – in all 20 teams participated.

In the semi-final Schull teams were drawn against Seven Oaks 2 which they dispatched with excellent sailing with two straight wins.

The result qualified them for the final against reigning champions Seven Oaks 1 who beat Kings College in the other semi.Seven Oaks stormed into a lead in Race 1 and took the honours. This reversal galvanised the Schull side and they fought back to win the next two races and the overall championships to become the first Irish team to so when held in the U.K.

Schull Community College previously won the event in 1996 when the event was hosted at the Fastnet Marine Outdoor Education Centre.

Schull Community College Team:Ross Murray (Capt.), Kasper Shashall, Oisín O’Driscoll, Katie Moynihan, Connor Miller, Ellen O’Regan.

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