The newest sailors to join the Providence Resources Irish Olympic Sailors line up, Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan have won the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik, Holland in the 470 class. This is a great result for the duo in their first regatta since their Olympic qualification earlier this month in Barcelona. The boys sailed consistently throughout the three days of competition, winning four of their nine fleet races.
“Although the fleet was not at full strength…” ISA Performance Director James O’Callaghan remarked “…A win is win and this will be a further confidence boost to the guys after their Olympic qualification“.
“This is unexpected. After qualification for the Olympics we weren’t busy with winning here, so we’re very happy. This is a big surprise for us’’, Owens stated after his win.
Also competing at the regatta was Annalise Murphy who finished 9th overall and the Irish Paralympic Sailors John Twomey, Anthony Hegarty and Ian Costello in the Sonar class who finished 6th overall.