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Double Firsts for the Royal Cork at the Laser Connaughts in Lough Ree

Royal Cork sailors swept the boards at the Laser Connaughts in Lough Ree last weekend with Seafra Guilfoyle and Cian Byrne taking 1st and 2nd place respectively in the radial section and Dougie Elmes finishing 2nd in the 4.7’s.

On shore temperatures were over 30 degrees on the first day of the event but it was slightly cooler out on the water with a shifty 6-8 knot breeze. Both Dougie and Seafra got bullets on the Saturday, despite stiff competition in by far the largest laser gathering this year, including Olympian Annalise Murphy.

The wind picked up to 10-12 knots on the Sunday providing 3 good races and a first each for Cian and Seafra. Solid performances also from Luke McGrath, with a top 10 finish in the 4.7’s, Billy Duane, Eva Donworth, Patrick Crosbie, Dermot Lyden and Richard Thompson. Roll on the Nationals at Royal Cork next month.

Photo L to R – Billy Duane, Luke McGrath, Cian Byrne and Seafra Guilfoyle.

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