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Disappointing End for Irish Lasers

26th July 2010
Disappointing End for Irish Lasers

Things unravelled for Dun Laoghaire sailor Matthew O'Dowd towards the end of the Laser Worlds in Largs, Scotland. Once the fleets were split into Gold, Silver and Bronze, O'Dowd's run of good fortune seemed to hit a brick wall. A 69th was followed by a black flag, and the fourth race in the final race saw him come home 40th. A third place in the penultimate race showed that O'Dowd was still capable of cutting it at the top, but with too many doubl-digit results, O'Dowd saw first top five, then top ten, then top twenty drift away. However, 33rd in a Gold Fleet of 73 is still a good result in such a competitive fleet, however consolations like that will not go far.


Alan Ruigrok followed O'Dowd in 44th, with Ross Vaughan in 49th. Ruth Harrington was top girl, 17th in the Silver Fleet, with Saskia Tidey finishing 34th.


Full results are HERE.


In the Standard Rig Europeans, Chris Penney kept himself in the golf fleet, finishing 55th overall. Results pdf is attached. 


Published in Youth Sailing Team

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