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Finn Lynch Sails Into Funds for 2017 But Campaign Money Is Needed Now, Say National Yacht Club

9th March 2016
19–year–old Finn Lynch made the gold fleet in Spain 19–year–old Finn Lynch made the gold fleet in Spain

Finn Lynch’s European Championships 28th overall result in Gran Canaria earlier this month means he will be eligible for International Carding and direct state funding of €12,000 next January 2017. 

Finn was the only Irish Laser senior sailor to qualify for the gold fleet (top half of fleet) the other three Irish trialists raced in the silver fleet.

The two top five race results he scored will also give the 19–year–old a great lift but unfortunately it is money – or for the lack of it – that is most needed now. 

This event was not a trial for Olympic nomination. Palma is the next event to count and racing starts there on March 28th. According to a National Yacht Club statement, Finn’s financial situation is now critical as a fundraiser did not reach its target.

Published in Olympic Team

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