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Irish Sailors Set For Moth Worlds But Search For Wind Continues in Port Philip

8th January 2015
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Irish Sailors Set For Moth Worlds But Search For Wind Continues in Port Philip

#mothworlds – Three Irish sailors are among 165 set for tomorrow's McDougall + McConaghy 2015 International Moth World Championship to be sailed in Sorrento, Australia from 9-16 January, 2015, on Port Phillip. The fleet are chomping at the bit for some foiling action but like yesterday there is no racing at the Moth Australian Nationals, a pre–cursor to tomorrow's worlds. 

As Afloat reported last monthHowth Yacht Club's Alistair Kissane, Bangor's Ryan Seaton and the National Yacht Club's Annalise Murphy have made the journey for the foiling championships.

Among the top entries is defending world champion Nathan Outteridge. The NSW 2012 Olympic 49er gold medallist and America's Cup skipper for Artemis Racing will attempt to defend his title and in the process become one of the first world champions in the New Year.

Outteridge is well aware those he will race against are just as credentialed. Concentrating on his 2016 Olympic 49er campaign in Rio and the Worlds in Santander, he has also been flat out in his role as skipper for Artemis Racing in San Francisco these last few months.

"I actually haven't sailed my Moth at all since the 2014 Worlds in Hayling Island back in July," said the multi-skilled sailor.

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