It was a tricky day on Lake Garda for the final day of the U21 Laser Europeans. The first race was at 8am but then the wind died and the sailors had to wait until 1pm to get going again.
Fionn Lyden had another really solid day pulling in a 10, 13. Along with his other five top 10 results he finished an impressive 10th overall from the 167 boat fleet.
Finn Lynch had a frustrating first race when the sheet slipped while he was leading the first race. He fell to the back of the Gold fleet and couldn’t recover. He had a 22nd in the final race leaving him 22nd overall and narrowly missing out on the U19 Bronze.
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17th July 2014
The wind lifted to about 12 knots this afternoon on Lake Garda at the U21 Laser Europeans. The Gold fleet including Finn Lynch, Fionn Lyden and Darrah O'Sullivan sailed two races but the cloud cover made conditions tricky. All three boys had difficulty on the upwind but they recovered well. Both Fionn and Finn are top 25 going in to the penultimate day tomorrow.
For full results click here
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16th July 2014
Early 8am start on Lake Garda today for Fionn, Finn Lynch Sailing and Darragh to get in two races before the wind died off to 5 knots in the early afternoon.
Fionn struggled to find a rhythm in Race 5 but sailed an excellent Race 6 finishing 4th and moving him up to 8th overall. Finn had a solid first race with a 8th but another yellow flag in the second meant his missed out on another possible top 10. Darragh displayed some good techniques in Race 6 to get 14th his best results so far.
All three sailors have made the cut for the Gold Fleet. Full results here
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14th July 2014
The ISA Laser Development Squad began competing today on Lake Garda in Italy for the U21 Laser Standard European Championship in 10 knots.
Fionn Lyden has a solid first day an lies 9th overall after a 9, 3. Finn Lynch was 4th in Race 1 but a yellow flag in Race 2 cost him. Darragh O'Sullivan had some problems on the start but he improved as the racing went on.
Racing will continue in Circolo Vela Torbole until Saturday. The event, which is managed by EurILCA, the European Laser Association, will see 167 sailors representing 26 countries battle it out for the Standard and Radial European titles.