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Final Day Report

Séafra Guilfoyle from Royal Cork Yacht Club has today been crowned the 2013 ISA Junior All Ireland Sailing Championship after a nail bitingly close nine race regatta. Going in to the medal race Séafra was tied on points at the top of the leader board with fellow ISA Academy sailor Finn Lynch, who only two weeks ago won the U21 Laser Radial World Championships. But a fourth for Séafra in the medal race was enough to put him two points clear of Finn to claim the prestigious title.

The championship got under way at the Fastnet Marine OEC in Schull, Co. Cork yesterday (Saturday) where the initial five scheduled races were successfully sailed and concluded today with three further fleets races followed by a double points medal race for the top 10 boats. The invitational regatta, which began in the 1940’s, saw 23 of Ireland’s top young sailors take to the water in TR3.6 dinghies.

Racing began this morning in light to moderate winds in Schull Harbour. Finn and his crew Florence Lyden had been the overnight leaders but dropped back to third after the first race while Darragh O’Sullivan, also from the ISA Academy, and his teammate Anna O’Regan took the lead with Séafra and Richard McGinley in the silver medal position. Only three points separated the three sailors and with two more fleet races and a double points medal race yet to be sailed every move and tactical decision would be critical.

Proving just how tight the competition was, it was Seáfra won took pole position with a bullet in Race 7 knocking Darragh back to third place while Finn moved up to take second overall. And the battle continued during Race 8 when a win for Finn meant both he and Séafra were tied on 21 points with only the medal race left as the decider.

Both Séafra and Finn got off to a tricky start in the medal race. They, along with Darragh, were towards the back putting them in the difficult position of having to climb up the fleet. But with a wealth of skills and international experience the talented sailors worked the conditions improving their positions. At the end, Seáfra couldn’t quite reach the top three but a fourth place finish was enough to beat Finn’s fifth giving him the Gold with a two point lead.

Séafra will now receive an invitation to compete at the ISA Senior All Ireland Championship from the 25th to the 27th of October in Howth Yacht Club.

Commenting on his win Séafra enthused “The medal race was really nerve-wracking especially having Finn so close to me the whole time but I’m really happy with how I sailed. I’m delighted with the outcome and I’m looking forward to getting to compete at the Senior All Irelands next month in Howth”.

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Final Results
Entries: 23
Races Sailed: 9
Discard: 1

Place

Helm

Crew

Club

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

R6

R7

R8

MR

Points

1

Seafra Guilfoyle

Richard McGinley

RCYC

3

9

1

2

8

3

1

3

8

29

2

Finn Lynch

Florence Lyden

NYC

7

2

2

1

10

6

2

1

10

31

3

Johnny Durcan

Patrick Crosbie

RCYC

2

6

3

6

1

10

3

5

6

32

4

Darragh O'Sullivan

Anna O'Regan

KYC

1

8

7

3

2

2

6

14

14

43

5

Daniel Raymond

Douglas Eames

NYC

6

15

5

9

4

8

4

4

4

44

6

Cian Byrne

Mark Hassett

RCYC

10

13

9

4

9

7

24

2

2

56

7

Cian Cahill

Sinead Barnett

RSGYC

8

4

4

5

6

16

24

6

12

61

8

Harry Whittaker

Peter McCann

RCYC

11

1

6

13

3

1

9

24

22

66

9

Harry Durcan

Dara O'Shea

RCYC

12

3

11

8

11

5

7

7

16

68

10

Megan Parker

Ben Walsh

SSC

5

7

8

10

16

14

5

11

18

78

11

Loghlen Rickard

Ros Morgan

NYC

4

5

12

14

5

11

24

24

 

75

12

Jack Higgins

Mark Bolger

RSGYC

13

19

10

23

7

4

12

19

 

84

13

Ryan Glynn

Sam Wilkinson

BYC

9

10

14

7

24

19

11

17

 

87

14

Sarah Eames

Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain

BYC

18

16

13

15

18

12

8

12

 

94

15

Ciaran Finnegan

Colin O'Sullivan

WHSC

14

11

24

12

12

13

24

10

 

96

16

Nicole Hemeryck

Alison Dolan

NYC

17

17

24

11

13

17

13

13

 

101

17

Liam Glynn

Ana McNulty

BYC

19

14

24

17

14

15

16

9

 

104

18

Conor Sheriff

Kevin Harrington

CSC

20

24

15

18

17

20

10

8

 

108

19

Tiarnán Dickson

Caolan Croasdell

LRYC

21

21

24

16

19

9

14

15

 

115

20

Rob Wynne

Michelle Morgan

DHSC

15

22

24

21

15

22

17

16

 

128

21

Megan Boylan

Rory MacAllister

SSC

22

18

24

19

24

18

15

18

 

134

22

Cliodhna O'Regan

Sorcha O'Sullivan

KYC

24

12

24

22

24

21

24

20

 

147

23

Sarah Cooney

Amy Lambert

NYC

16

20

24

20

24

23

24

21

 

148



*** *** ***
21st September 2013
Race Day 1

The ISA Junior All Ireland Sailing Championship got under way today at the Fastnet Marine OEC in Schull, Co. Cork. The invitational regatta saw 23 of Ireland’s top young sailors take to the water in TR3.6 dinghies for the initial five races. A further three more races may be sailed tomorrow (Sunday) followed by a double points medal race decider for the top 10 sailors.

A heavy mist hung over in Schull Harbour for the initial race obstructing viewing of the windward leeward course from the shore completely. At 11.30am the sailors crossed the start line for the first time in the light to moderate south westerly breeze. Taking the first bullet was Darragh O'Sullivan (Laser Radial) and his crew Anna O'Regan followed by Johnny Durcan (Optimist) and Patrick Crosbie with ISA Academy sailor Seafra Guilfoyle (Laser Radial) and Richard McGinley in third.

ISA Academy sailor and recently crowned U21 Laser Radial World Champion Finn Lynch had a 7th in the first race but he and his crew Florence Lyden quickly improved their form. In their subsequent races they had a 2, 2, 1 and a 10, which is discarded, to finish at the halfway mark joint leaders along with Johnny Durcan and Patrick Crosbie.  

Only one point behind the leaders in 3rd place are Darragh O'Sullivan, another Academy sailor, and his crew Anna O'Regan who had a 1, 8, 7, 3, 2 leaving them on a total of 13 points after the discard. In 4t and on 14 points is yet another Academy sailor; Seafra Guilfoyle.

Provisional Results:
Entries: 23
Races Sailed: 5
Discard: 1


Boat

Helm

Crew

Club

R1

R2

R3

R4

R5

Pts

Place

3

Finn Lynch

Florence Lyden

NYC

7

2

2

1

(10)

12

1

17

Johnny Durcan

Patrick Crosbie

RCYC

2

(6)

3

6

1

12

2

5

Darragh O'Sullivan

Anna O'Regan

KYC

1

(8)

7

3

2

13

3

14

Seafra Guilfoyle

Richard McGinley

RCYC

3

(9)

1

2

8

14

4

2

Cian Cahill

Sinead Barnett

RSGYC

(8)

4

4

5

6

19

5

10

Harry Whittaker

Peter McCann

RCYC

11

1

6

(13)

3

21

6

1

Daniel Raymond

Douglas Eames

NYC

6

(15)

5

9

4

24

7

21

Loghlen Rickard

Ros Morgan

NYC

4

5

12

(14)

5

26

8

7

Megan Parker

Ben Walsh

SSC

5

7

8

10

(16)

30

9

20

Cian Byrne

Mark Hassett

RCYC

10

(13)

9

4

9

32

10

19

Harry Durcan

Dara O'Shea

RCYC

(12)

3

11

8

11

33

11

22

Ryan Glynn

Sam Wilkinson

BYC

9

10

14

7

(24)

40

12

13

Jack Higgins

Mark Bolger

RSGYC

13

19

10

(23)

7

49

13

9

Ciaran Finnegan

Colin O'Sullivan

WHSC

14

11

(24)

12

12

49

14

23

Nicole Hemeryck

Alison Dolan

NYC

17

17

(24)

11

13

58

15

16

Sarah Eames

Rosemary Eames

BYC

(18)

16

13

15

18

62

16

15

Liam Glynn

Ana McNulty

BYC

19

14

(24)

17

14

64

17

4

Conor Sheriff

Kevin Harrington

CSC

20

(24)

15

18

17

70

18

18

Rob Wynne

Michelle Morgan

DHSC

15

22

(24)

21

15

73

19

8

Tiarnán Dickson

Caolan Croasdell

LRYC

21

21

(24)

16

19

77

20

11

Sarah Cooney

Amy Lambert

NYC

16

20

(24)

20

24

80

21

6

Cliodhna O'Regan

Sorcha O'Sullivan

KYC

(24)

12

24

22

24

82

22

12

Megan Boylan

Oisin MacAllister

SSC

22

18

(24)

19

24

83

23



*** *** ***
19th of September 2013

On Irish waters this weekend, recently crowned U21 Laser Radial World Champion Finn Lynch will be one of 23 youth sailors taking part in the ISA Junior All Ireland Championships.

The celebration of junior champions will take place on the 21st and 22nd of September in Schull, Co. Cork in a fleet of TR3.6 dinghies. The invitational championship, which began under a different name in the 1940’s, includes representatives selected from nine different youth classes.

Finn, who sails under the ISA Academy, will face some good friends and rivals on the water as the extremely talented group of Irish young sailors compete over the two days for the title of 2013 All Ireland Champion. With a World title to his name, Lynch is definitely one of the favourites but perhaps also will be the biggest target for competitors to beat.

Entries

Class

Name

Surname

Club

Basis of Nomination

420

Harry

Whittaker

Royal Cork YC

Championship

Laser 4.7

Sarah

Cooney

National YC

Rankings

Laser 4.7

Ciaran

Finnegan

Waterfrd Harbour SC

Rankings

Laser 4.7

Cliodhna

O'Regan

Kinsale YC

Rankings

Laser Radial

Cian

Byrne

Royal Cork YC

Rankings

Laser Radial

Ryan

Glynn

Ballyholme YC

Rankings

Laser Radial

Seafra

Guilfoyle

Royal Cork YC

Rankings

Laser Radial

Darragh

O'Sullivan

Kinsale YC

Rankings

Laser Standard

Cian

Cahill

Royal St George YC

Rankings

Mirror

Megan

Boylan

Skerries SC

Rankings

Mirror

Tiarnan

Dickson

Lough Ree YC

Rankings

Optimist

Harry

Durcan

Royal Cork YC

Championship

Optimist

Johnny

Durcan

Royal Cork YC

Championship

Optimist

Megan

Parker

Skerries SC

Championship

Optimist

Loghlen

Rickard

National YC

Championship

RS Feva

Jack

Higgins

Royal St George YC

Championship

Topaz

Rob

Wynne

Dungarvan Harbour SC

Rankings

Topper

Liam

Glynn

Ballyholme YC

Rankings

Topper

Nicole

Hemeryck

National YC

Rankings

Topper

Daniel

Raymond

National YC

Rankings

Topper

Conor

Sheriff

Courtown SC

Rankings

Wild Card

Sarah

Eames

Ballyholme YC

ISAF Youth Worlds

Wild Card

Finn

Lynch

National YC

Laser Radial U21 Worlds

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