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RYA Northern Ireland Selects Sailors for Youth Performance Programme

18th November 2019
Northern Ireland youth sailors selected for the Laser Youth Performance Programme Northern Ireland youth sailors selected for the Laser Youth Performance Programme

RYANI has selected a group of young sailors to join its Youth Performance Programmes. The sailors, aged from 12 to 17, will be supported along their sailing journey, in preparation for national and international competition.

RYANI Performance Manager James Farrell commented: “The Youth Performance Programme brings together the best youth sailors from all over Northern Ireland. Within a high-performance environment, they are offered challenges and a pathway to success.

“The programme focuses on developing boat handling and racing skills in the sailing weekends with additional onshore days developing, rules, metrology, psychology, fitness skills and event planning and preparation.”

The programme runs over six training weekends and some additional days, which are delivered over the winter by RYANI’s expert coaches.

The sailors selected for the Topper Youth Performance Programme are:

Autumn Halliday – Strangford Lough Yacht Club
Ella Fitzpatrick – Quoile Yacht Club
Toby Hughes - Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
Holly McConnell – Country Antrim Yacht Club
Charlie O’Malley – Donaghadee Sailing Club
Daniel Palmer – Donaghadee Sailing Club / Ballyholme Yacht Club
Lewis Thompson – Ballyholme Yacht Club
Callum Jackson – Coleraine Yacht Club
Max Killiner – Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
Matthew Loughlin – Coleraine Yacht Club
Daniel Corbett – County Antrim Yacht Club
Erin McClernon - Carrickfergus Sailing Club
Cody Halliday – Strangford Lough Yacht Club
Charlotte Eadie – Donaghadee Sailing Club
Dan Sherriff – Ballyholme Yacht Club
Hannah Dadley-Young – Ballyholme Yacht Club
Emily Dickson – Donaghadee Sailing Club
Zoe Whiteford – East Antrim Boat Club
Joshua Kane - East Antrim Boat Club
Charlie Patterson – East Antrim Boat Club

The sailors selected for the Laser Youth Performance Programme are:

Colin Crichton – Quoile Yacht Club / Strangford Sailing Club
Ellen Barbour – Country Antrim Yacht Club
Matthew McClernon - Carrickfergus Sailing Club
Conor McVeigh - Strangford Sailing Club
Izzy O’Farrell - Carlingford Lough Yacht Club
Eva Briggs – East Down Yacht Club / Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
Lucas Nixon – Donaghadee Sailing Club / Ballyholme Yacht Club
Ethan McCormac - Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club
Kelly Patterson - East Antrim Boat Club
Evie McLaughlin - Strangford Lough Yacht Club
Joshua McGregor - Ballyholme Yacht Club / Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
Annie McVeigh - Strangford Sailing Club
Oliver Haig - Ballyholme Yacht Club
Tom Coulter - Coleraine Yacht Club
Sam Rutherford - Holywood Yacht Club
Dan McGaughey - Ballyholme Yacht Club / Donaghadee Sailing Club Team

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