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Ireland's youth laser sailors are once again in action in Europe, with the Radial Youth Worlds taking place in Largs, Scotland, and the Standard Rig Youth Worls ongoing in Poland.

Chris Penney posted good results to sit 34th out of 124 after two races. 

Thirteen Irish sailors will compete at Largs in the boys fleet, with just two Irish girls, Saskia Tidey and Ruth Harrington, competing.

The Radials are currently sat on shore at Largs waiting for wind, and the committee aren't in the most positive mood.

"Unfortunately, the forecast is not looking ideal, with less than 5kts of wind predicted," they say on the official website

"High pressure will dominate to leave even more uncertain conditions for the rest of the week.

"Anything from the east is not ideal because this generally creates big, gusty winds, which whistle over the hills in the surrounding the area. Also because the water is so deep here on the Clyde – 120-140 metres in some places – setting the course in relation to the wind is also a challenge."

Right, so.

 

Published in Youth Sailing

Matthew O'Dowd made best use of yesterday's light airs to count a podium finish and jump from 31st to 20th overall as the fleet takes a day off.

 

250 boats were rigged in the dinghy park in the blaring Istanbul sun early in the morning of the second day of the Volvo Youth Sailing ISAF World Championship, waiting for a sea breeze to form.
Competitors had to wait until 16:30hrs local time for the breeze to fill and then when the gun went a blaze of dinghies sailed off into the early evening sunshine to try and get at least one race completed. The breeze filled to around seven knots on the three courses but it remained puffy and made for a long day on the water for the race officials trying to set their courses as well as around 350 young sailors.
The RS:X boys and girls did complete two more races and the 29ers likewise but the Laser Radial fleets and the SL 16 Sirena cats only managed one race as did the 420 boys and girls who had to be towed ashore as darkness fell across the Marmara Bay.
Two more races for the RS:X fleets today in the light and shifty conditions. Yesterday's leader ofir Halevy (ISR) continues to show her opposition a clear pair of heels scoring another bullet and a third to open up a comfortable six point lead. She has now won three out of four races. Charalambia Antonatou of Greece also had a good day with a win and a second to jump into second overall.

Competitors had to wait until 16:30hrs local time yesterday for the breeze to fill and then when the gun went a blaze of dinghies sailed off into the early evening sunshine to try and get at least one race completed. The breeze filled to around seven knots on the three courses but it remained puffy and made for a long day on the water for the race officials trying to set their courses as well as around 350 young sailors.
The RS:X boys and girls did complete two more races and the 29ers likewise but the Laser Radial fleets and the SL 16 Sirena cats only managed one race as did the 420 boys and girls who had to be towed ashore as darkness fell across the Marmara Bay.
Sophie Murphy sits in 23rd in the girls Laser Radial fleet, with the 420 girls, Jane Butler and Jenny Andreasson in 20th.

Scott Flanigan and Cian O'Regan have dropped from 11th to 19th after posting a 28th place in the third race.

 

Full results and news on www.isafyouthworlds.com

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Published in Youth Sailing

This morning in Istanbul it'll be a long wait for wind, but the ISAF Youth Worlds are underway, with two races already in the bag. Ireland is represented in the 420 and Laser Radials in both boys and girls fleet, and as things stand, it's the Irish 420 boys who are performing best.

Scott Flannigan and Cian O'Regan sit 11th of 36 after two races, with their ninth place finish in the first race the only Irish foray into the top ten so far. 

Jane Butler and Jenny Andreasson are 16th in the girls' 420 fleet, 28 boats strong, and Sophie Murphy is 22nd of 46 in the Laser Radials.

Dun Laoghaire's Matthew O'Dowd is in 32nd in the 50-boat boys fleet.

A special mention to the team currently leading the 29er fleet, two more nautical names you will never find in the one boat. Congratulations to Henry Lloyd Matthews and Samuel Batten. 

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