Friday, September 12, 2008

Sonar Sailors 3rd

Ireland’s Paul McCarthy, Paul Ryan and Richard Whealey placed 3rd in race 7 today in the Sonar class. They followed this with a 4th and 10th place in race 8 and 9 respectively and now lie in 9th position overall. France continues to remain in 1st place overall.

Two races remain in their series but with the Medal Ceremony also scheduled for tomorrow the Irish crew will need the wind on their side to ensure racing takes place as they aim to improve on their overall placing.

In the Skud 18 class Amy Kelehan and John Twomey placed 10th and 9th in race 7 and race 8 and therefore remain in 10th place overall. America continue to hold the lead in this fleet.

Racing will resume tomorrow (Saturday, 13th September). In the Sonar class, race 10 & 11 are expected to take place tomorrow while race 9, 10 and 11 are scheduled tomorrow in the Skud 18 class. The medal ceremony will take place tomorrow in both classes.

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