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Friday Racing at Irish Sailing Youth National Championships is Cancelled Due To Strong Winds at Royal Cork Yacht Club

5th April 2024
Royal Cork flags show that Friday's racing at the Irish Sailing Youth National Championships is cancelled Due To strong winds
'N over A' - All races are abandoned. No more racing today.Royal Cork flags show that Friday's racing at the Irish Sailing Youth National Championships is cancelled due To strong winds

The second day of racing at the 2024 Irish Sailing Youth National Championships at Crosshaven in Cork Harbour has been cancelled due to strong winds. 

Organisers completed a successful first day of races on Thursday for over 90 boats and more than 100 sailors, as Afloat reports here.

After a number of postponements this morning, Friday's racing was cancelled for all classes at lunchtime due to winds reaching over 30 mph.

Over 170 young sailors in six classes are set to compete in Ireland’s largest youth regatta, which was scheduled to continue this weekend.

However, the imminent arrival of Storm Kathleen, that has already altered other weekend sailing events, means organisers have deemed it 'unsafe to go on the water' for the rest of today or Saturday. 

'Based on current forecasts, all on-the-water activity is now postponed until Sunday 7 April', organisers note.

Bibs were also awarded to leading sailors after Day One's races with current positions standing:


  1. Bobby Driscoll
  2. Andrew Kingston
  3. Lewis Thompson


  1. Clementine Van Steenberg & Jessica Riordan
  2. Oisin Pierse & Fionn Daly
  3. Hugh Maher & Oisin Alexander


  1. Max Sweetman & Fionn Lynch
  2. Cora McNaughton & Sean Cronin
  3. Sean Lemonier & Killian Matthieu
Published in Youth Sailing Team

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