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Irish Team Learned 'Valuable Lessons' at Light Wind Optimist World Championships

6th September 2015

Last day - 2015 Opti World Championship Poland

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After eight days of light or no winds the biggest ever Optimist World Dinghy Championships concluded in Poland. 

58 nations and 275 competitors raced over nine days but it was Singapore who came out on top with three Gold medals and one Silver.

Team Ireland learned many 'valuable lessons', according to coach Thomas Chaix on social media. On the results side, Harry Bell was top half, Peter Fagan scored Ireland's only top 10 race result and finished seventh overall in the Bronze fleet. Gemma McDowell was 31st girl and Clare Gorman 35th. The youngest team member Micheal O'Suilleabhain gained experience and raced in bronze. 

Next year the World Championships are in Villamoura, Portugal

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