#ucd – UCD sailing team lie second in La Rochelle, France this morning buoyed up by a string of consistent results that sees them chasing overall leaders Canada by four points after xx race sailed so far in the Student Yachting World Cup.
UCD, captained by Cathal Leigh Doyle came second in six of the races so far which has tightened up the event leaderboard after discard. Yesterday UCD got out of the blocks with a second and another second and then a 13th.
Although lack of funding has already led to the withdrawal of two teams from next week's competition, Team Ireland under captain Cathal Leigh Doyle is celebrating a deal with sponsor Miagen in the nick of time.
A last minute deal for the team has given them a boost for their world title assautl, a title won previously by the Cork Institute of Technology.
The annual regatta attracts the top student sailors from around the world including Australia, Canada, Japan, the UK and the USA.
Heavy weather is due later on this week.