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Irish Laser Boy & Girl Set for Youth Sailing Worlds After International Standard Met in Wales

17th April 2018
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Irish Boys Youth Laser Radial Champion Jack Fahy survived a black flag in Pwllheli to book his Youth Worlds place this Summer Irish Boys Youth Laser Radial Champion Jack Fahy survived a black flag in Pwllheli to book his Youth Worlds place this Summer Photo: Afloat.ie

The single–handed winners of the Easter domestic Laser trials held on Dublin Bay as part of the youth pathway championships are set to take their place at the Youth Sailing Worlds in the USA after making the required international standard. The qualifying results were achieved at the UK Laser Association Radial Qualifier at Pwllheli SC in North Wales last weekend. 

Royal St. George's Radial Boy Jack Fahy who came from behind on Dublin Bay to win the Easter prize on the final day was seventh overall in his 56-boat fleet in Pwllheli, an opening race win easily putting him inside the top 20% of his fleet, the required international minimum set down by Irish Sailing. 

The National Yacht Club Laser Youth Girl Champion Nell Staunton also made the cut for the Youth Worlds in Texas this July.

Results from Pwllheli are here. The results are subject to ratification by the Olympic Sailing Group which is 'expected to happen quickly', according to team manager James O'Callaghan.

The 420 double–handed international event at which Pathway winners Nicola and Fiona Ferguson, also of the National Yacht Club, must make top 20% of the UK fleet has not taken place yet.

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