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Irish Laser Sailors Durcan & McMahon Fifth & Sixth at U21 Euros in Sweden

26th August 2018
Johnny Durcan and Ewan McMahon (front row second and third from left) are all smiles in Bastad, Sweden after finishing fifth and sixth respectively Johnny Durcan and Ewan McMahon (front row second and third from left) are all smiles in Bastad, Sweden after finishing fifth and sixth respectively Photo: Laser Association

Ireland was the only country to have two sailors finish in the top six of the the Laser U21–European Championships 2018 that concluded on Friday.

Just two Irish sailors travelled to travelled to Bastad, Sweden for the regatta.  Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan finished fifth overall moving up from his tenth placing, as Afloat.ie reported earlier in the week, to finish on 51 points. Durcan was three points ahead of Howth Yacht Club's Ewan McMahon finishing 6th on 54 points after ten races sailed and two discards.

The overall winner was Poland's Kuba Rodziewicz with Germany's Max Wilken second and Russian Daniil Krutskikh third.

Results are here

 

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At A Glance – Laser Dinghy Specifications

Designer Bruce Kirby & Ian Bruce

Year 1969

Crew 1
Draft 0.787 m (2 ft 7.0 in)
Hull weight 58.97 kg (130.0 lb)
LOA 4.2 m (13 ft 9 in)
LWL 3.81 m (12 ft 6 in)
Beam 1.39 m (4 ft 7 in)
Mainsail area 7.06 m2 (76.0 sq ft)

Racing D-PN 91.1 RYA PN 1088 PHRF 217

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