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# CANOEING: Ireland’s two senior competitors at the Canoe Marathon World Championships finished in the top 20 in their classes in Rome today. In the women’s K1, Jenny Egan had a frustrating run which included a capsize and was eventually placed 16th. This was just over seven minutes behind Renata Csay of Hungary. In the men’s K1, Peter Egan was 17th. The event was won by Spain’s Ivan Alonso.

Canoe Marathon World Championships – Day Two (Irish interest)

Men

K1 Senior: 1 Spain (I Alonso) 2 hours 11 mins 43.120 seconds; 17 P Egan 2:16:28.870.

Women

K1 Senior: 1 Hungary (R Csay) 2 hours 1 minute 2.710 seconds; 16 J Egan 2:08:05.460

Published in Canoeing

#CANOEING: Ireland’s Barry Watkins reached two semi-finals at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Poznan in Poland today. He came closest to reaching the A Final in the K1 500 metres - he finished fourth in the semi-final, having won his heat. In the K1 1,000 metres he was second in his heat and fifth in the semi-final.

Jenny Egan reached the semi-final of the K1 500 metres, where she finished sixth.  

Canoe Sprint World Cup, Poznan, Poland (Irish interest)

Men

K1 1,000m – Heat Five (1-6 to semi-final): 2 Ireland (B Watkins) 3:44.458. Semi-Final Two (1-2 and 3rd best time to A Final): 5 Watkins 3:58.572

K1 500 Heat Five (1-7 and one best time to Semi-Final): 1 Watkins 1:49.747. Semi-Final (1-2 and next best time to A Final): Watkins 1:49.618

Women

K1 500 – Heat One (1-6 to semi-final): 5 Ireland (J Egan) 2:07.163. Semi-Final One (1-2 and 3rd best time to A Final) 6 Egan 2:09.263.

Published in Canoeing

About the ILCA/Laser Dinghy

The ILCA, formerly known as the Laser, is the most produced boat in the world, with 220,000 units built since 1971.

It's easy to see why the single-handed dinghy has won the title of the most widely distributed boat of all time.

The Laser is a one-design dinghy, the hulls being identical but three rigs that can be used according to the size and weight of the sailor.

The class is international, with sailors from 120 countries. The boat has also been an Olympic class since 1996, being both the men's and women's singlehanded dinghy.

Three rigs are recognised by the International Laser Class Association (ILCA):

  • ILCA 4: sail of 4.70m2
  • ILCA 6: sail of 5.76 m2
  • ILCA 7: sail of 7.06 m2