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Rowan remains on podium

20th August 2009
Rowan remains on podium
Dun Laoghaire sailor Francis Rowan, sailing with UK helm Tom Gillard, goes into the final day of the Fireball Europeans in second place today. A win in race five cemented their position in the top three, and just two races remain between them and a European medal. Racing concludes today in La Rochelle. Vince Horey and Rob Gardner lead overall.

The best of the all-Irish teams are Noel Butler and Seamus Moore in 22nd after five races. Results after six races are not yet available.

Event results are here.

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At A Glance – Fireball Dinghy Specs

Crew 2 (single trapeze)
LOA 16 ft 2 in (4.93 m)
Beam 4 ft 6 in (1.37 m)
Hull weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Mast height 22.3 ft (6.8 m)
Mainsail area 108 sq ft (10.0 m2).
Jib / Genoa area 35 sq ft (3.3 m2).
Spinnaker area 140 sq ft (13 m2).

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