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Durcan Continues Strong Form at Optimist Connaught Champs in Galway

19th May 2014
Durcan Continues Strong Form at Optimist Connaught Champs in Galway

#optimist –  Royal Cork's Harry Durcan, the only Irish sailor heading to the World Championships in Argentina later this year, emerged the clear winner of the 39–boat senior fleet at the Optimist Class Connaught Championships at Galway Bay Sailing Club at the weekend. After five races sailed in the 39–boat fleet, the 15–year–old had three race wins to have a clear 13 nett points ahead of Malahide's Gemma McDowell in second overall. Third was National Yacht Club sailor Loghlen Rickard from Dun Laoghaire. 

Blustery conditions for the youngsters meant there was no racing for the novice 26–boat regatta fleet on Saturday but the brave kids who moved up to Junior fleet (46 competed) learnt lots but there was plenty of retirals as results below show. 

Full results for the combined fleet of over 111 sailors are below as jpeg files.


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