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Irish Youth Sailing Team Named for World Championships in Poland

22nd May 2019
Leah Rickard (NYC) and Eimer McMorrow Moriarty (TBSC) were 29er bronze medalisr amongst the girls and best U17 girls at the RYA championships Leah Rickard (NYC) and Eimer McMorrow Moriarty (TBSC) were 29er bronze medalisr amongst the girls and best U17 girls at the RYA championships Photo: Simon McIlwaine

Howth Yacht Club brother and sister, Jamie and Eve McMahon, are the first Irish siblings to qualify for the same Irish Youth Sailing Team and will compete in the Laser Radial class at the Youth Sailing World Championships in Poland in July.

After a successful outing at the RYA Youth Nationals for the first time, report here Rian Geraghty McDonnell and Nathan van Steenberge (National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire), with Leah Rickard and Eimer McMorrow Moriarty (Tralee Bay Sailing Club, Fenit) will race in the 29er class.

 Eve McMahon achieved her standard in spectacular fashion winning the u17 category at the Europa Cup in Lake Garda last week, as Afloat reported here.

The Youth Sailing World Championships will see over 100 nations compete, and is the world’s leading championship for youth sailors. Ireland first competed in the championship in 1971 and won medals in 1996, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

There will be no Irish 420 crews participating in Poland this year.

Irish Sailing Laser Radial coach Sean Evans will attend and Thomas Chaix will coach the 29ers.

Racing starts 13 July in Gydnia, Poland. More here

Published in Youth Sailing, Laser
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