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Black Flag and Top Threes for O'Dowd
Dun Laoghaire sailor Matthew O'Dowd will be hoping for wind at the Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Largs today so that he can bring a discard into play. Dowd will want to shed a black flag disqualification that he has…
Top Five Start for O'Dowd
Fresh from a top ten finish at the ISAF Youth Worlds, Dun Laoghaire sailor Matthew O'Dowd has started the Radial Youth World Championships in Largs with a second place finish. The Laser fleet numbers some 210 boats, and has been…
All Quiet at Largs, Penney Drops in Poland
There was no racing for the Laser Radials in Largs, Scotland, yesterday, and with the centre of a weak low sitting over the northern Irish sea today, racing has already been postponed at the venue for today, which means no…
Young Bigboaters Sought for UK Academy
Applications are open for the RYA's British Keelboat Academy, which aims to give keelboats sailors aged between 18 and 24 a leg-up into competitive international sailing. The programme utilises a fleet of J80s, identical to the ISA's sailfleet J80s, and…
More Irish Youth Lasers in Worlds Action
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…
O'Dowd is Top Irish Youth in Ninth
A fifteenth place finish in the last race was enough to give Matthew O'Dowd ninth overall in the 2010 ISAF Youth Worlds in Istanbul, Turkey, which drew to a close in near-perfect conditions today. Although he placed third for much…
Top Ten Finish on the Cards for O'Dowd
Matthew O'Dowd clings to the ISAF Youth Worlds Top Ten going into the last day of racing today, having posted mixed results in a shifty day off Istanbul yesterday that allowed the boy's fleet put in three races. His tenth…
Another Podium for O'Dowd
Dun Laoghaire sailor Matthew O'Dowd made it two in a row yesterday, posting a second consecutive third place finish at the ISAF Youth Worlds. The third day of racing yielded only one race for O'Dowd's Laser Radial fleet and the…
O'Dowd Moves Up in Light Airs
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…
Lynch is Top Topper in Carlingford
A fleet of 66 Toppers took to the waters of Carlingford Lough for their National Championships ten days ago, with Blessington sailor Finn Lynch taking control of the series to count nothing but podium finishes on his way to the…
Youth Worlds Kick Off in Istanbul
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,…
No Wind for Optis in Poland
A day of zero wind in Poland meant that the Optimist Europeans fleet sat on shore for the penultimate scheduled day of the European Championships. Little more is forecast today, with predictions for less than five knots meaning that the…
McCann Leaps Into European Opti Top Ten
Ireland's top-ranked Optimist sailor, Peter McCann, asserted himself at the front of an international fleet yesterday, posting a first and fourth to leapfrog his compatriots into the top ten. McCann, from RCYC, is now in seventh position overall in the…
Tie-Break Denies Irish Sailor Bronze
Irish Laser Radial sailor Rory Lynch missed out on a bronze at Warnemunde Woche on countback yesterday, finishing on equal points with Pole, Tadeusz Kubiak. The Blessington sailor posted a 5,3,4 scoreline in his final three races, but with Kubiak…
Irish Optis Inside Top 20
After light airs delayed things, Ireland's Optimist sailors got back on course in Poland yesterday, putting in a solid three races at the European Championships. Sean Donnelly retains his crown as top Irish sailor, sitting 15th of 146 boats in…
Irish Optis Begin European Assault
Ireland's European Optimist team are pushing into the top flight at the European Championships in Poland, with Sean Donnelly leading the charge. The Dun Laoghaire sailor is currently tenth overall in the 146-boat boys fleet after two races, the first…