all ireland junior champ sailing winners 2017

Winning Sailors Combat Wind, Rain and Mist


Congratulations Goes Out to Michael O’Suilleabhain

Despite mist, rain and several transport hiccups, it was a cracking weekend of sailing at the Irish Sailing All Ireland Junior Championship hosted by Fastnet Marine & Outdoor Education Centre in Schull. Patchy winds on Saturday resulted in six races in quick succession with everything to play for on the second day, which dawned misty and blustery. An exciting medal race ended in Micheal O’Suilleabhain of Kinsale Yacht Club claiming the champion of champion All Ireland title, with crew Michael Carroll. In second place was Rian Geraghty-McDonnell of National Yacht Club Dun Laoghaire with Harry Durcan, and in third place Loghlen Rickard also of the National YC with Nathan Van Steenberge. First Girl was Leah Rickard with Kate Fahy. For the full list of results go to https://www.sailing.ie/racing/all-ireland-sailing-championships-2017/2017-all-ireland-juniors-championships/

A big thank you to all the amazing volunteers and organisers who gave up their weekends  – we could not do this without you – including David Harte PRO and his team Mark McCarthy, Liam Manning, Tara Fleming, Gabby Hogan, Rosa Lyden of Fastnet Marine & Outdoor Education Centre; Judges Gordon Davies, Eunice Kennedy, Ailbe Millerick and David Sheahan, and all the competitors, families and support who made it a great weekend. And apologies to any names we may have missed.