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NYC Sailors Dominate in Laser Nationals in RCYC

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NYC Prizewinners at the Laser Nationals

The 2013 Laser Nationals were held in RCYC in Cork from August 21st to 24th. There were many international sailors entered from all over the world preparing for the World & European Championships the following week in NYC. There were sailors from New Zealand, Australia, Russia, Canada, India, Netherlands and the UK.  It proved very successful for NYC sailors who won both the Radial and 4.7 fleets.

Finn Lynch was the winner in the 80-strong Radial fleet and was crowned National Laser Radial Champion, holding off many professional sailors, including 2 race wins on the final day. Annalise Murphy was 2nd Lady and 7th overall.  Suzie O’Neill gained further experience battling to 68th place in this strong 80-boat fleet.

In the 4.7 fleet, fresh from success in the Topper class, Daniel Raymond was the overall winner just beating Nicole Hemeryck in 2nd place in the 38-boat fleet .Nicole also won 1st Lady .NYC continued their domination of the 4.7 fleet finishing with 4 sailors in the Top 10, Sarah Cooney finishing in 7th (2nd Lady) and Conor Kneafsey in 10th place. Amy Lambert was 16th, Patrick Coyle 29th, Iseult Kneafsey in 34th place and Niamh Doran 38th n the Standard fleet Philip Doran finished 4th and Rory Lynch 5th in the 36-boat full rig fleet.