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Lucky Number 13 For Best Irish Pair At 2017 Mirror Worlds

6th August 2017
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Ireland’s Mirror pairs on the final day of the World Championships in Falmouth this past week Ireland’s Mirror pairs on the final day of the World Championships in Falmouth this past week Photo: Mirror Sailing Ireland/Facebook

#Mirror - Caolan Croasdell and Alexander Farrell of Lough Ree Yacht Club were the best of the Irish at the Mirror Worlds in Falmouth this week, placing 13th overall in the 51-boat fleet.

Highlights for the Irish contingent over the five days of sailing from Monday 31 July to Friday 4 August included a best finish of fifth in Race 2 by Ben Graf and Hannah Smith of the same club, who placed 15th overall.

Graf and Smith also scored a top-ten finish in Race 7 alongside Croasdell and Farrell.

Of the other Irish pairs in competition, Sarah White and Eoghan Duffy of Sligo Yacht Club finished 20th, Oscar Langan and Lughaidh Croasdell (Clontarf Y&BC/Lough Ree YC) weren’t far behind at 24th, while  Matthew White and Isaac Marsden (Sligo YC) were 37th in the fleet.

Next year’s Mirror Worlds will take place in Sydney, Australia from 31 December 2018, giving Ireland’s hopefuls an extra few months to train for even better results.

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MacDara Conroy

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