Monday, 5 August 2013

Mirror Worlds and National Championships

Congratulations to all Skerries sailors who recently took part in the Mirror National Championships followed by the Mirror Worlds in Lough Derg.

Cian Hickey (SSC) and Caolan Croasdell (LRYC) came second in the National Championships and were beaten by Ridgely Balladres and Rommel Chavez of the Philippines National Sailing squad in a fleet of 68 boats. Many of the world’s best Mirror sailors took part in the National Championships as a warm up for the World Championships which took place in week two. With boats from Australia, Canada, the Philippines, Republic of South Africa, Sweden, Great Britain and Ireland it was a truly international affair.

Kerri-Anne Boylan and Ros Morgan came 21st with Eoin Hickey and Sadbh Culleton coming 35th followed by Megan Boylan and Ellen Ennis in 36th place.

George O’Connor and Aaron Rogers won Bronze fleet in their first Mirror national event coming 39th. They also won best performance in their age class.

The second week brought a change in the weather with increased wind, rain and an additional 23 boats bringing the fleet to 91.

Again Cian Hickey and Caolan Croasdell represented Skerries well finishing 16th overall in Gold Fleet with Kerri-Anne and Ros finishing 28th.

Megan and Ellen finished 17th in Silver (47th overall), followed by George and Aaron in 23rd place (53rd overall).

Eoin Hickey and Sadhbh won the Bronze fleet (55th overall).  

Team Skerries: Left to Right Eoin Hickey, Cian Hickey, Ellen Ennis, Megan Boylan, Ros Morgan, Kerri-Anne Boylan, Sadhbh Culleton, George O'Connor, Aaron Rogers.  

Cian and Caolan 2nd in the Nationals
George and Aaron 1st in Bronze and 39th overall in the Nationals
Eoin and Sadhbh winning Bronze in the Worlds

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