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Top Juniors Will Race Fireflies to Decide All Ireland Youth Sailing Title at Royal St. George Yacht Club

25th September 2018
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Firefly dinghies will be used to decide the Junior All Ireland Sailing Title this weekend in Dun Laoghaire at the Royal St. George Yacht Club Firefly dinghies will be used to decide the Junior All Ireland Sailing Title this weekend in Dun Laoghaire at the Royal St. George Yacht Club Photo: Afloat.ie

The Junior Irish Sailing All Ireland Sailing Championships will be held this weekend (29-30 September) at the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay using Firefly dinghies.

The Junior competitors include three female teams, lead by Alana Coakley (RSGYC), Grace O’Beirne (RSGYC), and Nell Staunton (National YC) who placed eighth in the Laser Radial 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships this summer in Texas.

Last year’s winner Micheal O’Suilleabhain (Kinsale YC) will compete alongside Tom Higgins (RSGYC) representing the first Team Racing entry and fresh from his top 10 placing at the Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Kiel; and two double nominees: Ben Graf (Lough Ree) who was nominated by both the RS Feva and Mirror classes, and Atlee Kohl (RCYC) nominated by the Laser 4.7s and 29er classes.

There’s also a strong Royal Cork Yacht Club representation – five out of sixteen nominations are from Crosshaven in Cork Harbour. Full list of invitees is here.

Published in Youth Sailing
Treasa Cox

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Treasa Cox is Head of Communications at Irish Sailing

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