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#Rowing: Ireland's junior men's double finished the World Rowing Regatta by taking a very encouraging second place in the B Final. The ambitious duo of Ronan Byrne and Daire Lynch fought it out with the Netherlands for third in the middle stages as South Africa and Canada disputed the lead. But Ireland put in an excellent second half in the strong tailwind conditions. They passed the Netherlands and then Canada and were just 1.33 seconds behind South Africa on the line. Byrne and Lynch place eighth in the world.

World Rowing Championships, Rotterdam (Irish interest; Selected Results)

Men

Junior Double Sculls - B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 South Africa 6:32.29, 2 Ireland (R Byrne, D Lynch) 6:33.72.

Women

Junior Double Sculls - B Final (Places 7 to 12): 1 Spain 7:13.72; 6 Ireland (A Casey, E Hegarty) 7:22.68.

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#Rowing: The Ireland junior double of Ronan Byrne and Daire Lynch took second place in their heat and qualified for the quarter-finals of the World Championships in Rotterdam today. New Zealand took over from early leaders South Africa in the middle of the race and were the clear winners. Four crews would qualify, but Ireland and Belarus raced the final stages to see who could place second, and Byrne and Lynch won this - by seven hundredths of a second. South Africa took fourth.

World Rowing Championships, Rotterdam (Irish interest, selected results)

Men

Junior Double Sculls - Heat Five (Four to Quarter-Finals; rest to repechage): 1 New Zealand 6:28.44, 2 Ireland (R Byrne, D Lynch) 6:33.28, 3 Belarus 6:33.35, 4 South Africa 6:37.82.

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Waszp sailing

The Waszp project was conceived in 2010 by Andrew McDougall, designer of the world-beating Mach 2 foiling Moth. 

The Waszp was created as a strict one-design foiler, where, as the class says “the true test when raced is between crews and not boats and equipment”.

The objective of the class rules is to ensure that this concept is maintained. Keeping possible modifications to a minimum ensures fair racing across the fleet, helps to reduce the overall cost to the sailor and reduces the amount of time in the workshop. 

The popularity of the WASZP has proven that the boat and the concept work. In October 2021, 1237 boats had been sold to over 45 countries. 

The top speed recorded on the foiling dinghy is 26.7 knots. 

60-95kgs+ is a weight range competitive across varied conditions with rigs knowns as ‘8.2’ and ‘6.9’.

The cost of a Moth dinghy in Europe is €14,400 inc VAT + shipping according to the manufacturers in October 2021.