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McCann Leaps Into European Opti Top Ten

8th July 2010
McCann Leaps Into European Opti Top Ten

Ireland's top-ranked Optimist sailor, Peter McCann, asserted himself at the front of an international fleet yesterday, posting a first and fourth to leapfrog his compatriots into the top ten.

McCann, from RCYC, is now in seventh position overall in the 144-boat boys fleet at the Optimist Europeans, with seven races completed.

Seafra Guilfoyle and Sean Donnelly were both caught by the race committee in racing yesterday, with Guilfoyle counting an OCS and Donnelly's Black Flag dropping him from 15th to 30th overnight.

McCann has 69 points at present, just five points behind fourth place. With light winds predicted today, he will be eyeing up the rest of the top ten over the two remaining days of racing

Sophie Browne has steered clear of penalties to sit 33rd in the girls' fleet.

Published in Youth Sailing Team

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