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Rostrevor's Conor Quinn Heads for World Youth Sailing Champs in China

31st August 2017
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Conor Quinn racing in Medemblik, in August 2017 at the Laser Radial Youth World Championships Conor Quinn racing in Medemblik, in August 2017 at the Laser Radial Youth World Championships Photo: Valentijn van Duijvendijk

Irish Laser sailor Conor Quinn, from Rostrevor and a member of Carlingford Lough Yacht Club (CLYC) and Rush Sailing Club (RSC) is on his way to China this December as the as the sole Irish Laser Radial representative at the Under–19 Youth Sailing World Championships in China in December.

Part of the RYANI Performance Academy, Quinn also trains with the Irish Sailing (ISA) Youth Academy.

Further to Quinn’s impressive sailing efforts this summer, he also secured a place at Newcastle University to study Accounting & Finance, a course in which he embarks on in the coming weeks.

Receiving the prestigious nomination for China tops a successful summer for the young sailor, having also represented Ireland at the European Championships in Gdynia, Poland and the World Championships in Medemblik, Holland, at which he finished 31st and 32nd place respectively in a highly competitive field from over 50 countries.

“I hope to continue my good run of form into China and am hungry for further success on the international stage, Quinn told Afloat.ie

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Designer Bruce Kirby & Ian Bruce

Year 1969

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