The event, which ran from 1 – 6 September in Gdynia was the sailor’s
first official race since lockdown took hold.
Consistent scoring throughout the week cemented a position in the top 30
before a challenging day on Saturday, which saw him slip to 26th place with one
During Sunday’s final races Oisin posted his best performances to date
with an 18th and 11th which allowed him climb back up the leader board into a
final rank of 23rd.
Speaking about his success, Oisin commented: “It is great to be back out
racing for the first time since January at the European Championships.
“I had put a lot of work into my downwind sailing during lockdown and this
really paid off, it got me out of trouble in such a tricky venue. I was pleased
to finish strong in the last two races after a tough race on the previous day.”
RYA Northern Ireland’s High Performance Manager, Andrew Baker, said: “it
is fantastic to see Oisin back on the water and utilising the skills he worked
so hard on during lockdown. To secure a top 25 spot at the European
Championships is no mean feat and he should be proud of such a solid
Oisin is now back on the road and heading for Kiel Week Regatta which
runs from 10 – 13 September.
Photo credit: Robert Deaves UK