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Two Irish Sailors Contest Moth Worlds in Perth

16th December 2019
Fionn Conway competing in Perth Fionn Conway competing in Perth Photo: Martina Orsini/Facebook

Two Irish sailors are contesting the Moth Worlds in Perth, Western Australia. After nine races sailed Royal Cork's David Kenefick was lying 28th and Fionn Conway 38th of the National Yacht Club in the 61-boat fleet at Mounts Bay Yacht Club.

It was all to play for on Sunday with positions very much up for grabs to make the cut for Gold fleet racing.

Both Kenefick and Conway contested Lake Garda foiling week in July with Cork Harbour's Kenefick making the podium.

The fleets will be split for Monday's finals racing allowing the first chance to see the best sailors all on the same course for the first time.

It will be the first time since the nationals that we will see some sailors on the same course, with Tom Slingsby (AUS) putting on a clinic on the Yellow course, while Tom Burton (AUS) and Kyle Langford (AUS) have been duking it out on the Blue course.

Slingsby solidified his position as the championship favourite after a stellar effort today that saw him claim three race wins from as many races, with plenty of daylight behind him in most instances.

His nearest competitors Francesco Bruni (ITA), Brad Funk (USA) and Matthew Chew (AUS) all had solid days as well, but were just unable to get near the current SailGP champion helm.

Results are here

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