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Another light wind day for ISAF Sailing World Championships and 2016 Olympic Qualifiers

Annalise Murphy sailing in the light wind conditions  at Santander today. Pic. ISAF

Annalise Murphy sailing in the light wind conditions at Santander today. Pic. ISAF

Today (16 September) was a very busy day at the ISAF Sailing World Championship in Santander. No racing yesterday meant the Race Management team were under pressure to complete the originally scheduled races, but also to make up for the missed races yesterday. A total of 55 races were planned across nine classes. The only class not sailing today were the RS:X windsurfing women.

Thankfully the wind had arrived by late morning and the 1,000 plus sailors enjoyed between 7-12 knots depending on which of the seven courses they were on. However it did die off again later in the afternoon causing postponements and abandonments all round.…

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Royal Cork Yacht Club RS Southern Championship Shines

400s downwind

Written by David Rose (RS-Association Ireland)

The Royal Cork Yacht Club was buzzing at the weekend, with what was a great precursor to next year’s dinghy week. The RS fleets were in town for their final event of what has been a bumper Irish calendar full of well attended competitive and fun events.

Tents were being welcomed and pitched on the lawn, and dinghies were arriving in great numbers on the Friday night and Sat morning. The weather was playing ball and giving us wind and the impression that it was still summer. The red carpet was rolled out by a club that draws on its people and facilities to run top class events in a really friendly way. Small …

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Espey continues to climb at the ISAF Sailing World Championships 2014

Update September 15th, 2014

Day 4 Update: ISAF Sailing World Championships and 2016 Olympic Qualifiers

 No racing today Sept 15th for any of the Irish competitors due to lack of wind.

 

Update September 14th, 2014

Another day of light winds today (14 Sept.) at the ISAF Sailing World Championships in Santander. Only a few fleets managed to race and, in some cases, competitors experienced delays of more than five hours before the decision was finally made to abandon racing.

James Espey made the most of his chance to compete. After two nervy starts by his fellow competitors – resulting in nine sailors’ disqualification for being over the start line early – the Gold fleet finally got underway on the third …

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RCYC 2K Team With Yet Another Great Result

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#2kteamracing – Teams from Howth Yacht Club and the Royal Cork Yacht Club travelled to Porto Ercole, Tuscany for the Italian- Cala Galera leg of the 2014 2K team Racing Circuit, from the 5th to 7th of September. Both teams enjoyed high intensity racing, some very tight matches, exceptional racing conditions, and beautiful scenery.

The Royal Cork team, led by skippers Fred Cudmore and George Kinsgton won 6 of the 9 races in the round robin, over the first and second day of the event. They went into day 3 of the event in second place, and faced the highly experienced 2K racers, Yacht Club Costa Smerelda in the first to two wins semi final. Racing went down to the …

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Fog Clears The Way For Great Opening Race Day At The Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds

James Espey in action on Day One of the ISAF sailiing world championships at Santander. Pic ISAF

James Espey in action on Day One of the ISAF sailiing world championships at Santander. Pic ISAF

Ten days of action packed racing commenced in Spain today (12 September) at the ISAF Sailing World Championships; the peak event for high performance sailing since the London Olympics. The thick fog that covered the harbour in Santander at the start of the day soon burnt off and gave way to a light 5 to 7 knot breeze from the north east allowing the Laser and Laser Radial Fleets to get afloat and start the Santander 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships.

First up to represent Ireland were James Espey and Finn Lynch who are both competing in the Laser Standard class of 150 …

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