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Seaton & Guilfoyle Are Top of Six Irish 49ers at Kiel Week

27th June 2017
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Matt McGovern and Robbie Gilmore, one of six Irish boats competing, round a leeward mark just ahead of Finland and India at Kiel Week Matt McGovern and Robbie Gilmore, one of six Irish boats competing, round a leeward mark just ahead of Finland and India at Kiel Week

After a breezy edition of 2017 Kiel Week, it was Belfast's Ryan Seaton and Cork's Seafra Guilfoyle who were top of the six Irish campaigns that travelled to Kiel Week in Germany last week. The London and Rio helmsman with new Royal Cork crew Guilfoyle were 18th in a 69–boat fleet dominated by the heavy air speed of the Australians.

Seaton concluded he was pleased to 'mix it up at the front of the gold fleet in some races'. 

Also sailing in the gold fleet were Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove were next in 26th with Cian Byrne and Patrick Crosbie two places behind in 30th.

Mark Hassett and Oisin O'Driscoll were 32nd in silver fleet with Sean and Tadgh Donnelly 38th. Matt McGovern and Robbie Gilmore completed the Irish sixsome in 40th. 

Next up for the Irish crews will be training camps in Denmark, before heading back to Kiel for the 49er Europeans.

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