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Royal Cork's Johnny Durcan in Top Ten of Massive Laser Europa Cup

12th April 2016
Part of the massive 261-boat fleet at the Europa Cup that concluded today in Hyeres, France Part of the massive 261-boat fleet at the Europa Cup that concluded today in Hyeres, France Photo: COYCH

Ninth overall for Johnny Durcan of Royal Cork Yacht Club and Baltimore Sailing Club topped the Irish Laser youth sailors at the massive Laser Europa Cup's 261-boat regatta that concluded in Hyeres on the French Gold coast this afternoon. 

In a strong few days for Irish youth sailing, Northern Ireland's Liam Glynn and Ewan McMahon Howth Yacht Club were in a four way tie for the lead and yesterday four Irish were in the top 20 of the Radial division with Glynn setting the pace with three race wins to his credit. 

The last two races today however did not all go Ireland's way. Sailing in very light winds, McMahon dropped out of the top ten in the closing stages to be 14th overall. 

Seven Irish sailors made the 66–boat gold fleet cut tho, with the National Yacht Club's Loghlen Rickard next in 21st in his first radial event with former Topper World champion Glynn of Ballyholme Yacht Club one place behind. Rickard also came home with a silver medal, placing second in the Under–17 category.

Conor O'Beirne, the Royal St. George's top Radial performer at the recent Irish youth national championships, was next in 27th. Nicole Hemeryck was 51st and Conor Quinn 55th. 

Full results here


Published in Youth Sailing

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