#OLYMPICSAILING – London Olympic 470 pair Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan won the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Holland in the 470 class at the weekend.
Although it is widely recognised the fleet is not at full strength since the World Championships in Barcelona two weeks ago (where Owens and Flanigan qualified for London), the result is nevertheless a boost to the campaign winning four of their nine fleet races.
"This is unexpected. After qualification for the Olympics we weren't busy with winning here, so we're very happy. This is a big surprise for us'', Owens said.
Also competing at the regatta was Annalise Murphy who finished ninth overall and the Irish Paralympic Sailors John Twomey, Anthony Hegarty and Ian Costello in the Sonar class who finished 6th overall.