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Fionn Lyden Pulls Out of Finn Europeans Due To Illness

9th March 2018
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Fionn Lyden’s week in Cadiz has been scratched, leaving Oisin McClelland as the only Irish sailor competing in Cadiz Fionn Lyden’s week in Cadiz has been scratched, leaving Oisin McClelland as the only Irish sailor competing in Cadiz Photo: Robert Deaves

Illness has forced Balimore’s Fionn Lyden to withdraw from the Finn Europeans getting underway in Cadiz today, Friday 9 March.

Irish Sailing’s James O’Callaghan confirmed the news as sailors from across Europe take to the waters of Andalusia ahead of the first races next Monday.

Lyden’s illness means that Oisin McClelland of Donaghadee Sailing Club will be the only Irish representative among the near 100-strong field as he progresses his Tokyo 2020 campaign.

Afloat.ie has more on the first big test of the year for Finn sailors gearing up for the Olympic qualifier this summer in Denmark.

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