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Top Results for Team Ireland Optimist Sailors at British Spring Championships

12th March 2018
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Team Ireland celebrating with IODAI President Tim Lucas Team Ireland celebrating with IODAI President Tim Lucas

The Irish tricolour featured very high on the results board at last weekend's IOCA Volvo Gill, Optimist British Spring Championships at Royal Lymington Yacht Club.

Ireland's winning weekend of sailing saw nine sailors in the top 20. The Irish Team took home seconnd place Luke Turvey (HYC & NYC), 3rd place Harry Twomey (RCYC & CHSC), 4th place Johnny Flynn (HYC/ Rsatgyc), 6th James Dwyer Mathews (RCYC/KYC), 9th Hugh Turvey (HYC & NYC), 10th Rocco Wright (HYC/NYC), 11th Justin Lucas (RCYC/TBSC), 15th Michael Crosbie (RCYC) and 20th Patrick Bruen (RCYC).

Luke Turvey Johnny Flynn Harry Twomey 3rd placeLuke Turvey (2nd place), Johnny Flynn (4th place) and Harry Twomey (3rd place)

Rocco Wright also took home the Best Junior Sailor trophy and Alana Twomey (RCYC & CHSC) was 2nd Junior girl at the event

rocco wrightRocco Wright - Junior Champion

The Irish sailors were supported by Thomas Chaix and Dara O’Shea 

Tim Lucas, IODAI President said “It was a wonderful weekend for Irish sailing and a great display of our upcoming talent. It was also great to see our sailors having fun and making new friends with all the British Sailors both on and off the water.”

See the full results here

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