group of sailors from Northern Ireland have secured solid results at the Eric
Twiname Junior Championships.
Championships took place at Rutland Water Sailing Club, which played host to
over 330 junior racers across nine fleets.
took a range of sailing and weather conditions in their stride, contending with
light to strong winds, sun and hail, and everything in between.
from Coleraine Yacht Club topped the field, winning a race and finishing the
regatta in 6th place overall.
from Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club was close on his stern, finishing 9th
from East Antrim Boat Club was the first female from Northern Ireland and
scored a race win on the Sunday.
Performance Manager Matt McGovern said: “The Eric Twiname Junior Championships
was a fantastic opportunity for our young sailors. Only two members of the team
had ever been selected for this event before so it was great for them to
experience a major event."
“Our NI sailors
have done us proud, they managed to produce excellent performances overall and
put into practice their training over the winter months.”
regatta, hosted by Rutland Sailing Club in conjunction with the Eric Twiname
Trust, was won overall by the RYA’s North region.
from the competition are available at http://www.sailingresults.co.uk/