Tom Gains 7th Overall and 2nd in the U17 Category
The 2018 Laser Radial Youth World Championships took place in Kiel, Germany this year, with over four hundred sailors from 50 nations competing for the title of World Champion. In the mix of this top-level competition were the Irish Sailing Laser Radial Academy Team lead by coach Sean Evans, with a team of 9 boys and 2 girls.
The week brought a variety of conditions with races run in 5 knots up to 20 knots, and all bar one day was off-shore. This made racing very tricky with winds shifting regularly.
Our top performance came from Tom Higgins of the Royal St George YC who put in a very competitive series to finish 7th overall and 2nd in the U17 category. Other notable performances were top ten results in races from Jack Fahy, Clare Gorman, Nell Staunton, Hugo Kennedy and Geoff Power.
Next year's Laser Radial Youth World Championships will be in Canada.