#matchrace – Team Ireland with skipper Philip Bendon are the new Match Race Youth European Championship for 2013. Bendon's three man crew on Lake Constance yesterday included cousin James Bendon from Cork, Christopher Tiernan and Bruno Van Dyke. The Irish crew are nautical studies students from Ringaskiddy and Southampton.
The silver medal went to Britain's Mark Lees.
The Irish under 23 crew beat 15 teams drawn from 14 countries in boats which were previously sailed in the World Match Racing Tour in San Moritz.
The 2013 European Youth Match Racing Championship was organised by the Konstanzer Yacht Club (GER) in co-operation with the Jugend Regatta Förderverein, the Schüler Segelclub Konstanz (GER), Jugendsegeln Steckborn (SUI) and the Yacht Club Bregenz (AUT), an international line-up of yacht clubs.