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Doran Leads Day One of Youth Nationals (Plus Photos!)

29th April 2011
Doran Leads Day One of Youth Nationals (Plus Photos!)

Courtown's Phliip Doran leads the Laser Radial class after the first day of sailing at the Misubishi Youth National Championships on Dublin Bay today. Scroll down for Gareth Craig's on the water photos.

A steady 10 knot north easterly wind provided ideal sailing conditions on the two courses.

It was the first day of racing for four of the six fleets competing, Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 420 and Topper. The Optimists and Fevas had a practice race today in advance of racing tomorrow.

420girls

Great conditions for the first day of the youth nationals on Dublin Bay. Photo: Gareth Craig. More photos below.

The event is a decider for youth national titles and also a trial series for sailors competing at the ISAF Youth Worlds in Croatia.

Results are as follows:

Yellow Course (Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 420)
Provisional results after 3 races:
Laser Radial : 1. Philip Doran Courtown SC  2. Robbie Gilmore, Strangford Lough YC, 3. Eoin Keller, Lough Derg YC
Laser 4.7:  1. Seafra Guilfoyle, RCYC,  2. Darragh O’Sullivan Kinsale YC,  3.Sian Kneafsey, National YC
420: 1. Emma Geary & Niamh Connolly (RCYC & Baltimore SC),  2. Patrick Crosbie & Chloe Crosbie, (RCYC) 3. Tara Flood & Lucy Bolger (Howth YC & RSGYC)

Orange Course (Topper & Optimist & Feva Practice Races)
Topper: 1. Laura Gilmore Strangford Lough YC, 2. Lucy Burrows Donaghdee SC, 3. Andrew Penney, East Antrim BC

Photos below and more on the gallery here

Published in Youth Sailing
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