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Royal Cork Makes Strong Showing At 2019 Topper Worlds

4th August 2019
Action from the 2019 Topper Worlds in Medemblik Action from the 2019 Topper Worlds in Medemblik Photo: ITCA World/YouTube

A top five finish for Royal Cork’s Cillian Foster in the 5.3 was the best of a number of strong results for Irish youth sailors at the Topper Worlds in Medemblik, Netherlands last weekend.

Fellow Royal Cork sailor Neil O'Leary also placed in the top 10, at eighth place, while Darragh Collins, Oisin Mc Sweeney and Hugh Lynch placed highly, in 11th, 14th and 16th respectively, among a sizeable all-Ireland contingent that included Zoe Whitford (21st), Colin Crichton (34th), Becky Lowney (39th), Adam Irvin (41st), Eoin Horgan (44th) and Aoife Murphy (48th) in the Gold fleet.

Ireland also had three hopefuls in the Topper 4.2, headed by Royal Cork’s Rian Collins who placed just outside the top 10.

The week saw the crowning of two new world champions, as Yushuo Liao from China was the gold medal winner in the Topper 4.2, while Britain’s Leo Wilkinson came tops in the 5.3.

Full results are available from Sailing.Today HERE.

Update 3.30pm, Sunday 4 August: This article was amended to correct omissions from the list of Gold fleet places.

Published in Topper, Royal Cork YC
MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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