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Irish 49er & 49erFX Crews Back in Action at Kiel Week

19th June 2013
Irish 49er & 49erFX Crews Back in Action at Kiel Week

#kielewoche – Last week's Olympic classes Sail for Gold Regatta Gold medallists, Northern Ireland's Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern, are in action again this weekend at Kiel Regatta in Germany.

Racing begins on Saturday with a total of 19 races over five days. The skiff pair pair will have gained confidence from their recent victory but bigger prizes are on the horizon and immediately after Kiel travel to Aarhus in Denmark for the 49er European Championships.

There they will, for the first time since the 2012 Games, compete against a full international 49er 'A fleet'.

Also in action, in the new Olympic 49er FX female class, are Olympic newcomers Tiffany Brien and Saskia Tidey who make their European Championship debut also in Denmark next week.

Fellow Belfast lough sailor James Espey is also in action the Laser class. 

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