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Andrea Brewster & Saskia Tidey Seek Rio Qualification in Argentina

9th November 2015

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Posted by 49er Sailing on Thursday, 5 November 2015

An important 49erfx warm–up event proved 'challenging' for Irish Olympic campaigners Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey in Argentina last week. The lack of performance at the South American Championships is a concern because the pair are aiming to snatch one of only three Rio Olympic places left at next week's world championships at the same venue.  'It's been pretty challenging so far', admitted helmswoman Andrea Brewster.

The Irish 49erfx is among a group of nations still seeking one of three Rio places. Yet to qualify – from those with any form – are: NOR, FIN, CAN, USA, IRL, AUT, CHI, ARG, SIN, ISV. 

The Royal Irish Yacht Club pair are trying to take the 'positives' from last week's 30th place scored in a fleet of 43. Based at San Isidro, they are preparing this week for one of the most important battles of their campaign. 'Everyday counts between now and the World Championships', Brewster said on social media. The championship starts next Monday, November 16th.

If the RIYC duo don’t qualify next week and NOR and FIN and AUT do then there is still the possibility of a single Euro spot open to them next year.

 

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