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Howth's Aoife Hopkins is Irish Sailing's Flag Bearer at World Championships Ceremony in Aarhus

3rd August 2018
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All in blue – Team IRL at the opening ceremony of the World Sailing Championships in Aarhus, Denmark All in blue – Team IRL at the opening ceremony of the World Sailing Championships in Aarhus, Denmark Photo: Facebook

Howth Yacht Club’s Aoife Hopkins carried the Irish flag in tonight’s opening ceremony for the 90 nations represented at the Sailing World Championships in Denmark.

Team Ireland has already been in action on Day One with two Finns competing in the Gold Cup staged as part of the event. Oisin McClelland leads Fionn Lyden after a single race sailed. More here.

Along with Aisling Keller from Lough Derg YC, Hopkins, the youngest team member, will begin competing on Friday in the single-handed Laser Radial class.

The Mens’ Laser event also begins tomorrow so Finn Lynch from the National YC and Liam Glynn from Ballyholme YC will start their world championship series.

A light air forecast for Friday is on the cards.

More on the Irish team competing here and podcast with Team Manager James O'Callaghan on World Championships prospects here.

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