Irish Team Racing National Championships 2014
This weekend marked an important date on the team racing calender. The Irish Team Racing National Championships were hosted by the Fasnet Marine Outdoor Education Centre in Schull, Co. Cork.
UCC Sailing Club were strongly represented by three teams, who competed against college teams, secondary school teams, and a combination of experteinced senior Irish and English teams. After two days of intense racing in varied conditions, the final results showed UCC1 finishing in 9th place in the gold fleet, UCC2 finishing in 4th place in the silver fleet, and UCC3 finishing 1st in the bronze fleet. An honourable mention also must go to Fionn Lyden, Mark Hassett and Liam Manning, three UCC students and UCCSC members who are the newly crowned National Champions.
All in all, a very successful weekend which leaves us hugely hopeful for some more strong results in the coming weekend when we will set off for Blessington to compete in the next Irish University Sailing Association regnional event (15th and 16th November).