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Finn Sailors Lyden & McClelland Bid for Tokyo Place at Euros in Athens

10th May 2019
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Baltimore's Fionn Lyden who reached gold fleet in Palma in March is now looking for a Tokyo slot at the Finn Euros next week in Athens Baltimore's Fionn Lyden who reached gold fleet in Palma in March is now looking for a Tokyo slot at the Finn Euros next week in Athens

Two Irish Finn campaigns are looking for five 2020 Olympic berths available at the European Championships in Athens next week.

Both West Cork's Fionn Lyden and Oisin McClelland of Donaghdee in Northern Ireland are now in the Greek capital ahead of next Monday's first race.

Both are campaigning without grant support from Irish Sailing for their endeavours.

Fionn and Oisin moved their base to Athens when the Princesa Sofia event finished in Palma last month in a bid for one of the last chances for the single Tokyo 2020 qualification place.

Last year, McClelland, the sole participant in the Finn European Championships, in Cádiz, Spain, finished 34th overall in his 91–boat fleet.

In March this year, Lyden of Baltimore Sailing Club reached Gold fleet standard at the Trofeo Princesa Sofia Iberostar in Palma.

The Notice of Race for next week's championships is here and the event website is here

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