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Peter & Rob O’Leary are “Sailors of the Month (Inshore)” for February

1st March 2018
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Crosshaven brothers Peter (left) and Rob O'Leary on their way to Walker Cup victory in Miami Crosshaven brothers Peter (left) and Rob O'Leary on their way to Walker Cup victory in Miami

The International Star Class is both historic and completely up-to-the-minute, and competition in it is razor-sharp. In getting a clear series win in their debut majors – the Walker Cup - in this very special class in early February in Miami while sailing a new boat that they were still tuning, the Crosshaven brothers Peter and Robert O’Leary gave a text-book demonstration of how to put a championship together, making them our February “Sailors of the Month (Inshore)”.

They were so astonishingly consistent that although they didn’t achieve a single race win, they were never out of the frame, and won by an impressive margin of 14 points from a high-calibre fleet including noted helms of the quality of Paul Cayard and Eric Doyle.

Peter Rob O leary Star sailingPeter (left) and Rob O'Leary (third from left) with their Walker Cup prizes in Miami Photo: Star Class

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