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Browne is New Zealand Bound After Consistent Trials Win

3rd May 2011
Browne is New Zealand Bound After Consistent Trials Win

The IODAI Optimist Trials concluded in Dun Laoghaire this weekend at the Mitsubishi Youth Regatta with a fine win for Sophie Browne. The Tralee Bay Sailor raced a consistent series with blinding boatspeed to pip long term leader Sean Donnelly (NYC). The purpose of the trials is to select teams to represent Ireland at the World, European and German Championships. The Royal Cork continued its recent history of fine results with 7 of the 18 available places being filled by club members.

By winning the trials, Browne has now taken up the option of travelling to New Zealand in December 2011 to represent Ireland at the Optimist World Championships.

The following sailors were selected by the trial process to represent Ireland at the European Championship which will be held in Portugal in July 2011: Sean Donnelly, HYC, Peter McCann RCYC, Harry Whitaker RCYC, Eoin Lyden RCYC, Jil McGinley RCYC Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain KYC and Megan Parker SSC

The team selected to travel to the German National Championships include Robert Dickson HYC , Daire Cournane KYC, Sean Waddilove Skerries SC, Richard Hogan HYC, Adam Hyland RSGYC, Ronan Cournane KYC, Sean Gambier Ross KYC and Fergus Flood HYC, Aoife Hopkins and Alacoque Daly Tralee Bay SC.

In addition 10 sailors were chosen for the Irish under 12 squad who will compete in the Optimist UK National Championships.

IODAI Trials 2011 Entries: 53 Races Sailed: 14 Discard: 3 Provisional Results
Series PlaceSail NoFleetHelmM/FPrize AgeClubSeries Points
11368SeniorSophie BrowneF14TBSC/RCYC29.71
21438SeniorSean DonnellyM14NYC31
31439SeniorPeter McCannM14RCYC46
41440SeniorHarry WhitakerM14RCYC50
51441SeniorEoin LydenM14RCYC/BSC68.29
61355SeniorRobert DicksonM13HYC98
71410SeniorDaire CournaneM13RCYC/KYC100
81433SeniorJil McGinleyF14RCYC101
91437SeniorSean WADDILOVEM14SSC/HYC103
101442SeniorCliodhna Ni ShuilleabhainF13KYC110
111375SeniorRichard HoganM13HYC111
121413SeniorAdam HYLANDM14RstGYC118
131411JuniorRonan CournaneM12RCYC/KYC125
141443SeniorSean Gambier-RossM14KYC134
151315SeniorFergus FloodM13HYC135
161407SeniorConor O'BeirneM13RStGYC148
171436SeniorDaniel RAYMONDM13NYC161
181341JuniorEwan MCMAHONM12HYC174
191425SeniorDouglas ElmesM13RCYC/WHSC177
201335SeniorScott LevieM14LDYC/KYC179
211348SeniorMegan ParkerF13SSC183
221154SeniorCiaran FinneganM13WHSC203
231305SeniorSandy APLINM13RStGYC215
241298SeniorBill StauntonM14SSC218
251361SeniorAoife HopkinsF13HYC252
261369SeniorAdam D'ARCYM13RCYC252
271340SeniorAlacoque DalyF13TBSC264
281307SeniorAnna KellyF13RCYC267
291234SeniorMark BolgerM14RSGYC/BSC272
301422SeniorChloe EggersF14RStGYC279
311349SeniorConor KNEAFSEYM14NYC283
321302JuniorHarry CraigM12RStGYC289
331012JuniorNiamh HenryF12RStGYC297
341412SeniorEva DONWORTHF15RCYC/BSC330
351337SeniorDonagh O'BuachallaM14TBSC330
361372JuniorIsabelle DelamerF12HYC349
371314SeniorAlexandra WalshF14RStGYC351
381243SeniorCharley BreenF13RCYC357
391225SeniorPeter HealyM14KYC358
401229SeniorMaeve O'SullivanF15RCYC390
411353SeniorThomas MooreM14SSC393
421421JuniorEvie ByrneF12NYC395
431415SeniorCaitlin WatersF15RStGYC400
441217JuniorRebecca O'ShaughnessyF12RCYC414
451360SeniorNicole HemeryckF13NYC/ HYC416
461148JuniorEoghan O'BuachallaM12TBSC417
47961SeniorClaire O'SullivanF13RCYC421
481266JuniorScott O'SullivanM12KYC438
491408JuniorKate LyttleF12RStGYC465
501402SeniorLucy McCutcheonF14RStGYC470
511250SeniorAnna PottertonF13WHSC/HYC497
521247SeniorConor TotterdellM15NYC542
531414SeniorAlexander GILLETTM13RStGYC/LDYC594
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