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Guilfoyle and Byrne shine in Europa Cup

In the laser radial class at a Europa Cup event held in Warnemunde, Germany recently, travelling as part of the ISA Academy, Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Séafra Guilfoyle won the under 17 competition with clubmate Cian Byrne closely following in  second place. Cian’s achievement was all the more remarkable as he is still under 16. In an event where conditions were favourable thoughout, our two Royal Cork representatives sailed with great style and skill. In addition to their success at under 17 level they finished well up the fleet of 68 boats. Séafra  finished the event in 10th overall and Cian finished  11th. Cian had a great last race finishing 3rd, his best result of the series, while Séafra’s last race was quite the opposite as he unfortunately picked up a black flag, missing out on a top five finish as a consequence. The other Academy members who did extremely well were Fionn Leyden (Baltimore SC) 3rd overall and Robbie Gilmore (Strangford Lough YC) 4th overall.

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