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September’s Junior Sailors of the Month are Atlee Kohl & Jonathan O’Shaughnessy

1st October 2018
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2018 All-Ireland Junior Champion Atlee Kohl (Royal Cork YC) with his crew Jonathan O’Shaughnessy 2018 All-Ireland Junior Champion Atlee Kohl (Royal Cork YC) with his crew Jonathan O’Shaughnessy Photo: David Branigan/Irish Sailing

The classic 12ft Firefly dinghy may have been the single-handed boat in the1948 Olympics when the Gold Medallist was Danish legend Paul Elvstrom. But as an enduring class in Ireland, they’re ideal for team racing and junior championships requiring a “neutral” boat. And despite the Elvstrom precedent, having a good crew is vital. So although Royal Cork’s Atlee Kohl (16) is the new All-Ireland Junior Champion after an intensely-fought cracker of a series at Dun Laoghaire in September’s final weekend, his 14-year-old crew Jonathan O’Shaughnessy also deserves to be up there in the spotlight.

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