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Lucia Cullen from Dun Laoghaire and Alana Twomey from Cork are Junior International Sailors of the Month for August

1st September 2023
Ireland's Lucia Cullen and Alana Twomey celebrate their win in the Female European Championship in the 29er class in Stockholm

There were 173 teams from 24 countries competing at the International 29er Europeans in Sweden in August, but the five crews sent from Ireland punched way above their weight in a challenging and complex boat, which isn’t for the faint-hearted.

And it seems that inter-provincial mixing of crews is the right way to go, as Dun Laoghaire’s Lucia Cullen (17) and Cork’s Alana Twomey (also 17) inspired each other through a week of racing in difficult wind patterns to clinch the Women’s Gold medal on the last day, a magic result for a crew whose sheer enjoyment of sailing is an inspiration for us all. Team

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