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Andy Thompson Is “Sailor of the Month (Dinghies)” for September

1st October 2022
Another day, another gold….Andy Thompson of East Antrim BC at Drominer after winning crew Gold in the 2022 Fireball Worlds on Lough Derg
Another day, another gold….Andy Thompson of East Antrim BC at Drominer after winning crew Gold in the 2022 Fireball Worlds on Lough Derg

Andy Thompson (50), originally of Larne and East Antrim Boat Club, is one of the most successful international dinghy crews in the world. Yet he is equally successful at keeping himself under the radar, as he never has to spread the word about his exceptional abilities. A significant cohort of top skippers are well aware of the remarkable ability he has to bring out the best in boat and helmsman, for as multiple champion Shane McCarthy of Greystones puts it, “the boat leaps to life when Thompo steps aboard”. And though Andy is as demanding of himself as he is of his helms – and he is definitely demanding of the highest standards – the result at the end is another Gold in a world championship.

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