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NYC’s Geraghty-McDonnell Just Outside Top 10 In Oppy Worlds Gold Fleet

5th September 2018
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Racers round a mark on day 7 of the Optimist World Championships in Cyprus Racers round a mark on day 7 of the Optimist World Championships in Cyprus Photo: Famagusta Nautical Club/YouTube

#Optimist - Rian Geraghty-McDonnell is just outside the top 10 in the Gold fleet at Limassol as the 2018 Optimist Worlds draw to a close.

It’s a big jump up the leaderboard for the National Yacht Club youth sailor and last year’s Irish Nationals champion, who was 22nd after the qualifiers last Friday (31 August) and 10 places behind fellow Team Ireland racer James Dwyer-Matthews of Kinsale YC, at 15th as per last night’s provisional results.

Also in the Gold fleet is Tralee Bay/Royal Cork’s Justin Lucas, whose rough week continues as he hovers in the back half of the fleet in 49th.

In the Silver fleet, Harry Twomey (Royal Cork & Crookhaven Harbour) is 19th after three races while Michael Crosbie (Royal Cork) is 41st — though the latter had a tremendous result in his most recent course run, setting him in good stead going into the final day.

Racing resumes this afternoon (Wednesday 5 September) at 1.50pm local time.

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MacDara Conroy

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