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MacCarthy Leads Irish Hopes at GP14 British Nationals

7th August 2017
Donegal's John & Donal McGuinness from Moville Sailing Club lie sixth at the GP14 British Nationals in Cornwall Donegal's John & Donal McGuinness from Moville Sailing Club lie sixth at the GP14 British Nationals in Cornwall Photo: Afloat.ie

The GP14 British Nationals got underway yesterday at Looe in Cornwall and two Sutton Dinghy Club crews on the start line. Traditionally the first day sees a practice race followed by the first of nine Championship races. Hugh Gill & Conor Twohig are 18th and Peter Boyle and Stephen Boyle are 21 in the 65–boat fleet.

The race was won by former World Champion Ian Dobson with Greystones Sailing Club's Shane MacCarthy, fifth, leading the ten Irish entries. Two more races are scheduled today.

Other Irish placings:

John & Donal McGuinness (Moville) 6th,
Keith Louden & Andy Thompson (Sligo) 16th,
Curly Morris & Laura Thompson (EABC/NSC) 24th,
Gareth & Richard Gallagher (Lough Foyle) 29th,
Bill & James Johnson (Lough Foyle 37th)
Michael Cox & Rebecca Jeffrey (45th)

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