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Rocco Wright is “Sailor of the Month” (Youth) for July

2nd August 2022
Staying cool. Rocco Wright on his way to Gold in The Netherlands
Staying cool. Rocco Wright on his way to Gold in The Netherlands

It seems like only yesterday that Rocco Wright (15) of Howth was a World star in the unmistakably junior Optimists. Yet in what seems like less than a year, he has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the decidedly grown-up ILCA/Laser class at home and abroad. He was still finding his feet at the World Sailing Youth Worlds in the Netherlands in mid-July, and approaching the final race, it seemed just possible that he might be on the podium. Yet with one of the most masterful displays of strategic and tactical sailing likely to be seen this year, the final race saw him getting all his ducks in precisely the right order to win him the Gold.

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