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Ireland’s 49ers Fly To New Zealand This Weekend For Worlds Preparations

8th November 2019
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Sean Waddilove (left) and Robert Dickson are headed to NZ with fellow Team Ireland 49er pair Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle Sean Waddilove (left) and Robert Dickson are headed to NZ with fellow Team Ireland 49er pair Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle Photo: Irish Sailing

The Irish Sailing 49ers are getting ready to fly to New Zealand tomorrow, Saturday 9 November, ahead of their World Championships next month.

There’s a long list of logistics to prepare for before racing starts at the 49er Worlds in Auckland on 3 December.

Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle and fellow duo Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove are heading out early to train and acclimatise for the competition, which is also their next chance to secure an Olympic place for Ireland in the 49er class at Tokyo 2020.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the skiff pairs also have a new coach in Matt McGovern, who previously represented Ireland at the Olympics with Seaton.

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