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Top Ten Result for Jamie McMahon as Irish Radial Boy Finds Form at Youth Worlds

17th July 2019
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Ireland's Eve McMahon competing in the Laser Radial Class at the Youth World Championships Ireland's Eve McMahon competing in the Laser Radial Class at the Youth World Championships

Jamie McMahon of Howth Yacht Club is back in the hunt after his disappointing start and counted 28,17, 7 yesterday to be 20th overall in the boy's Laser Radial fleet from 57 in Gdynia, Poland.

The Boy’s and Girl’s Laser Radial fleets only completed one race on opening day and sailed three on Tuesday to catch up on their schedule of races.

Ireland is represented in the Laser classes by Ireland's first-ever siblings with Jamie's sister Eve competing in the Girls class.  

More than 400 sailors from 66 nations are racing in Poland. Even to make it to the Youth Worlds is an achievement in itself with only one nation represented in each fleet.

Poland’s Tytus Butowski has come to the forefront for the home nation and grabbed the lead in the boy’s division. His 3-5-7-(10) scoreline positions him one point clear of Wonn Kye Lee (SGP) and a further two ahead of Juan Cardozo (ARG), the silver medallist from 2018.

In the Girl’s Laser Radial, 15-year-old Eve McMahon is 22nd from 47 after four races sailed. 

overnight leader Chiara Benini Floriani (ITA) had a mixed day with a 3-7-(22) scoreline but that was enough to hold onto the lead. Laser Radial Youth Girl European Champion Ana Moncada Sanchez (ESP) sailed beautifully, recording a 4-4-5 which positions her in second. Shai Kakon (ISR) is third.

Racing is scheduled to commence at 11:00 local time as the Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships reaches its mid-point.

Published in Youth Sailing, Laser
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