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Another Podium for O'Dowd

15th July 2010
Another Podium for O'Dowd

Dun Laoghaire sailor Matthew O'Dowd made it two in a row yesterday, posting a second consecutive third place finish at the ISAF Youth Worlds. The third day of racing yielded only one race for O'Dowd's Laser Radial fleet and the two 420 fleets, but none for the girls in the Laser Radials. The event has been dogged by light airs so far.

O'Dowd now sits in 12th overall with discards yet to come into play. He will shed 39 points after the next race, assuming the winds allow more racing, but with plenty of black flags and erratic finishes among those ranked above him, he may not see much change in his overall position.

Sophie Murphy remains in 23rd overall in the girls' fleet.

In the 420s, Scott Flanigan and Cian O'Regan added a black flag to their tally yesterday, leaving them in 24th overall, while Jane Butler and Jenny Andreasson kept things consistent with their form, posting a 16th to put them in 19th overall.

There's currently just four knots on the course off Istanbul, so racing looks unlikely unless the forecast 10 knots fills in from the north. 



Published in Youth Sailing Team

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