Day Two – Saturday 30 April 2011
Day Two of the ISA Mitsubishi Youth Nationals presented more challenging conditions for the 300 sailors than the perfect conditions of Friday. The day started with a 12-14 knot north easterly breeze with a big swell. Big wind shifts and dropping to 2-3 knots meant that not all fleets completed all races scheduled for the day. On the yellow course the Laser Radials, Laser 4.7s and the 420s only completed two races. On the orange course the Topper fleet only had two races whilst the Fevas completed three races. The Optimist trials on the Blue course completed all three races.
‘In really challenging conditions, sailors that were consistent did remarkably well such as Sophie Murphy who is the leading girl in the Laser Radial class and Christopher Eames also in the Laser Radial class who had a first and a third. It was a good day for the brother and sister crews in the 420 fleet. Patrick and Chloe Crosbie from Royal Cork won both races and the Dalys from Tralee Bay SC were second in the first race. In the 4.7 fleet Seafra Guilfoyle, Royal Cork, consolidated his position at the top of the fleet with a second and sixth.
Provisional results as follows:
Yellow Course (Laser Radial, Laser 4.7, 420)
Laser Radial : (5 races completed) 1. Philip Doran Courtown SC 2. Eoin Keller, Lough Derg YC 3. Robbie Gilmore, Strangford Lough YC
Laser 4.7: (5 races completed) 1. Seafra Guilfoyle, RCYC, 2. Darragh O’Sullivan Kinsale YC, 3. Fin Lynch, Blessington SC
420: (5 races completed) 1. Emma Geary & Niamh Connolly (RCYC & Baltimore SC), 2. Patrick Crosbie & Chloe Crosbie, (RCYC) 3. Tara Flood & Lucy Bolger (Howth YC & RSGYC)
Blue Course ( Optimist NationalTrials, First leg completed in Kinsale )
Optimist (11races completed) 1. Sean Donnelly, National YC, 2. Sophie Browne, Tralee Bay SC, 3. Harry Whitaker, Royal Cork YC.
Orange Course (Topper & Optimist & Feva)
Feva: (3 races completed) 1. D Johnston & L Flynn Byrne, Howth YC. 2. C Totterdell & S Craig, National YC/Royal St George YC, 3. C Mollard & J Harris, Howth YC
Topper: (5 races completed) 1. T Brow, Ballyholme YC, 2. Laura Gilmore, Strangford Lough YC, 3. Lucy Burrows Donaghdee SC,
Optimist: (Championship fleet, 1 race completed) 1. R Quirke, National YC, 2. C O’Sullivan, Malahide YC, 3. Jacob Martensson, Royal Irish YC,
For the sailors, this event is the most important in the annual calendar as it is the decider for the youth national titles and for sailors to compete internationally during 2011 and is the pathway for future Olympic sailors.
The ISA Mitsubishi Youth Championships is also an important test event for the organisers of the Youth Worlds which will be held in the same venue from 12 -21 July 2012.
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