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Lough Ree Yacht Club Win Connacht Inter-Schools Team Racing Championship

2nd April 2017
The event took place in Firefly dinghies and consisted of 15 races The event took place in Firefly dinghies and consisted of 15 races Photo: LRYC/Facebook

Lough Ree Yacht Club youth sailors competing on behalf of Athlone Community College won the Connacht Inter-Schools Team Racing Championship on Saturday 1st April in Carraroe, Co Galway.

The event took place in Firefly dinghies and consisted of 15 races, the boys made the final which was a best of three knockout, it came down to the 3rd race, but they won.

The Lough Ree Yacht Club/Athlone Community College boys are now invited to compete in the National Championships in Schull, West Cork later this month.

The team was: Ben Graf, Alex Leech, Lughaidh Croasdell, Luke Groarke Donagh, Oisin Dolan, Conor Paul & Niamh Murray

Published in Team Racing

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