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Dwyer & Bateman Take a Top 15 at 29er Worlds as Spain Fills the Podium in Valencia

1st September 2021
Royal Cork Yacht Club's James Dwyer and Chris Bateman were 15th from 193 starts at the 29er World Cup in Spain
Royal Cork Yacht Club's James Dwyer and Chris Bateman were 15th from 193 starts at the 29er World Cup in Spain

Royal Cork Yacht Club's James Dwyer and Chris Bateman have finished in the top 15 of 193 sailors from 24 countries at the 29er World Cup in Valencia.

The six days of skiff sailing competition saw eight Irish youth boats in action with Dun Laoghaire's Tim Norwood and Nathan Van Steenberge also in gold fleet with 34th place overall. 

The top Irish girls pairing was achieved by Clementine Van Steenberge and Chiara Carra in 53rd place.

Spain achieved 2 gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze, with two clubs as the main protagonists: RCN Valencia and RNC Gran Canaria at the top of the podium. 

Mateo and Simon Codoner took gold twice: Overall and SUB17, while Martina Lodos and Martina Díaz-Salguero won in SUB17 females. Quicorras Urios and Filippo Benetti, silver and Paula and Isabel Laiseca bronze in Overall.

Spain was awarded the Nations Cup title, which recognises the results at the global level of all national representatives who participated in the World Cup.

Final Top Ten

1. Mateo Codoner / Simon Codoner, ESP, 53 points
2. Quicorras Urios Salinas / Filippo Binetti Pozzi, ESP, 61
3. Jens-Christian Dehn-Toftehoj / Jens-Philip Dehn-Toftehoj, DEN, 65
4. Ian Nyenhuis / Noah Nyenhuis, USA, 87
5. Hugo Revil / Karl Devaux, FRA, 100
6. Claudia Quaranta / Carlo Vittoli, ITA, 101
7. Simon Karlemo / Lasse Lindel, FIN, 102
8. Anton Schmid / Peter Joslin, USA, 104
9. Keo Devaux / Enael Rio, FRA, 105
10. Alvaro Alonso Ortega / Guillermo Castellano Vicente, ESP, 110

Irish placings

15  James Dwyer Chris Bateman
34  Tim Norwood and Nathan Van Steenberge
53  Clementine Van Steenberge and Chiara Carra
68  Emily Riordan Jessica Riordan
74  Lauren O' Callaghan Fiona Ferguson
75  Samuel Ledoux Ethan Spain
114 Ben O'Shaughnessy and Hugh Lynch
129  Johnny Flynn and Ben Horgan

Full results here

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