Success for our Students over Easter
Our students were up to great things on the seas over the Easter holidays.
The following sailors took part in the Irish Sailing Youth Performance Trials for the official Irish Youth Teams in Cork:
|Thirty-Fifth in the Optimist Class and will represent Team Ireland at the UK Nationals
|Eleventh in the Optimist Class to qualify for the Europeans in France
|Sixth in the Optimist Class to qualify for the Europeans in France
|Third in the Optimist Class to qualify for the Optimist Worlds in Antigua
|Thirty-sixth in the Optimist Class to be selected for an Irish development team traveling to France
|First in the Ladies' Radial Laser class to qualify for the Youth World Competition in Poland
This is a particularly huge achievement for Sam and Eve as they will be representing Ireland at the World Championships in their respective sailing classes.
In addition to the trials, Fiachra McDonnell raced in the Howth Yacht Club 'Brassed Off' cup, crossing the line in a very respectable third place.
Rian Geraghty McDonnell and his crew competed in the British Nationals finishing as the first under 17 boys and securing their spot with the Irish Sailing Association on the team who will be the only boys representing Ireland in Poland this July at the World Sailing 29er Youth World Championships.