WALA Laser 4.7 camp

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Day one was a very uneventful day, where we were introduced to the 3 coaches; Ben, Luke (swifto) and Connor. The winds were very calm in the afternoon with an average of 6 knots which died out very quickly to a whopping 3. We managed to complete one of the races for the le Tour de Freo, in which the race had to be cut short due to lack of wind. Continue reading

Laser 4.7 Worlds highlights

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It was a tremendous fight at the top of the boys` gold fleet today: Guido Gallinaro, the Italian, finished the first race with a big lead of almost 200 metres, and expanded his lead overall. But Dimitrios Papadimitriou, who finished 11th in the first race, did not give up the fight for the podium. After a perfect start, the Greek controlled the fleet and finished first. Gallinaro started badly, couldn´t free himself from the fleet and finished 40th. When the Italian crossed the line, Papadimitriou was already celebrating his victory, which couldn´t have been tighter: His advantage on the Italian was one point in the end. Continue reading

Laser Radial Worlds – USA wins Boys, Australia wins Girls at Dun Laogh

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Laser Radial Worlds – USA wins Boys, Australia wins Girls at Dun Laogh

by Ray Gordon on 31 Jul

Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Saturday 30th July 2016: Ireland’s Ewan McMahon on his way to winning Silver on the final day the KBC Laser Radial World Championships hosted by the Royal St. George Yacht Club and Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport © David Branigan/Oceansport http://www.oceansport.ie/

Massachusetts student Henry Marshall has won the Boys KBC Laser Radial World title in Dun Laoghaire this afternoon. In a dramatic conclusion to the three world–title event, Ireland’s Ewan McMahon took the boys silver medal challenging the American for gold in a cliffhanger final 11th race.

The decision to launch early at the Royal St. George Yacht Club bore fruit this morning as three more races in the week long series were completed, bringing the curtain down on the biggest regatta sailed in Ireland this year. Continue reading

IRISH SAILORS PERFORM WELL AT KBC LASER RADIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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DAY 3 – IRISH SAILORS PERFORM WELL AT KBC LASER RADIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wexford Boat Club’s Ronan Wallace leads the KBC Mens Laser Radial World Championships at the halfway stage of the competition at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this evening. In the boys division Howth Yacht Club’s Ewan McMahon has produced a stand out performance after five races to be in third position in the biggest fleet of the competition.

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Olympic lead up….

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Laser sailing will commence at 13:00 local time on Monday 8 August at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games but what’s the history of the one-person dinghy, where does its roots lie? Well we’ve done all the hard work to provide you with the answers… Continue reading

KBC Laser Radial World Championships in Ireland – Day 1

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Shifting winds, general recalls, black flag penalties and one abandoned race led to a drama–filled opening day at the 48–nation KBC Laser Radial Youth and Men’s World Championship on Dublin Bay, Ireland this afternoon.

Ireland, Croatia, USA and the Cayman Islands were four countries that made the most of the day’s sub ten–knot breezes, each winning a race in their respective divisions of the 229–boat boys fleet. Continue reading