NYC Laser 4.7 sailor wins Baltimore Icicles Jan 2011

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailNYC had the largest group of 4.7 Laser sailors travelling from Dublin Bay to the 4.7 squad trials for 2011 held in Baltimore last weekend with 6 representatives out of a group of 11. This shows the level of enthusiasm and commitment within our group of Junior Laser sailors who trained hard all over Xmas even in the snow to prepare for this event! The standard was very high and there was a big turn out from the Munster region – all hoping for places on this squad with 25 competitors in the 4.7 section. Conditions ranged from 30 knots of wind on Sat to 6 knots on Sunday so it really tested the skills of these sailors. Finn Lynch NYC sailed superbly showing consistency in all conditions and was the deserved overall winner. Tadgh Donnelly followed closely in 6th and Sian Kneafsey was first girl in 7th. Combinations of collisions with booms, hypothermia and eye problems didn’t make things easy for Patrick Young, Susie O Neill and Emma Cooney- they will be back on form next time! Many thanks to their coach Rory Lynch who kept them all focused. Eoin Keller came 3rd competing in the Radial section so congrats to him too. There will be more training and fun to be had by this group of sailors so watch this space for more good results during the season!