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Royal St. George Sailors Star in Irish Sailing's Laser 4.7 Team

23rd April 2018
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This year the Laser 4.7 team will compete in the class World Championships in Gdynia, Poland This year the Laser 4.7 team will compete in the class World Championships in Gdynia, Poland Photo: Afloat.ie

Three of the five youth sailors named by Irish Sailing for its 2018 Laser 4.7 team are from the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. 

Royal St. George's Alana Coakley, Charlie Cullen (also National Yacht Club) and Finn Walker all make the team that will have its first training camp on the 12th of May.

The full team announced is:

Alana Coakley - Royal St George Yacht Club

Charlie Cullen - National Yacht Club & Royal St George Yacht Club

Ellie Cunnane- Dingle Sailing Club

Conor Horgan - Royal Cork Yacht Club & Baltimore Sailing Club

Joseph Karauzum - County Antrim Yacht Club

Finn Walker- Royal St George Yacht Club

This year the Laser 4.7 team will compete in the class World Championships in Gdynia, Poland.

The aim of the Laser 4.7 squad is to introduce team members to the skills needed to be part of a team preparing for an international regatta.

Domestic training weekends will build towards the World Championships, working with coach Debbie Hannah the team will focus on event preparation, building their tactical and technical knowledge prior to departure.

In July the team will travel to Poland to proudly represent Ireland following the hard work they have put in at home.

With Gydina being Poland’s premier sailing venue it is likely that these sailors will return here again in another class, so everything learned on this trip will be valuable in the future.

Published in Youth Sailing
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