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Olympic Sailors Finn Lynch, Ryan Seaton & Seafra Guilfoyle in Action in Hyeres

19th April 2018
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Laser sailor Finn Lynch will be hoping for another gold fleet finish in Hyeres, France next Week Laser sailor Finn Lynch will be hoping for another gold fleet finish in Hyeres, France next Week Photo: Sailing Energy

The prospect of the ever–looming Olympic qualifier this August in Aarhus will weigh heavy on the minds of Ireland’s Olympic sailors  Finn Lynch and Ryan Seaton who compete in the Sailing World Cup in Hyeres next week.

Lynch in the Laser, with Ryan Seaton and Seafra Guilfoyle in the 49er head to France to begin racing next Tuesday at World Sailing’s Sailing World Cup. With cobwebs officially brushed off after the Princess Sofia event (Lynch made Gold fleet in Palma but Seaton and Guilfoyle raced in silver) all 650 competitors from 46 nations are primed to go after a hard winter’s training.

The World Cup series is a series of sailing regattas which offer sailors an opportunity to qualify for the World Cup Final. Hyeres is one of the toughest World Cups of the series, which includes events in Gamagori (Japan); Miami and Hyeres, culminating in the World Cup Final in Marseille. 

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