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Two Providence Team IRL crews will compete in the 49er World Championships fromtoday, Monday November 16 - Saturday 21 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ireland’s 49erFX team of Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey will compete for a qualifying place at the next Olympics, in this, the main event of the year in the 49er calendar.
The World Championships are a qualifier event for the Olympics in Rio next year,
It is exciting for our sport that two Northern Irish sailors will be representing Ireland at Rio 2016. Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern are two talented local sailors who will be competing in the 49er class. In fact, they were the first athletes to qualify for the Irish Olympic Team.
The costs for equipment (boat, spars, sails), overseas travel, training, entry fees, insurance and running costs, is absolutely staggering.
Do you want to become part of NI Performance Team and progress your skills to compete on the International Stage?
RYA Northern Ireland runs 4 squads as part of their Youth and Junior racing programmes. Youth is classified as under 18 years and Junior as U15 in the in the year of selection.
The long awaited league table of the club and school scores on the doors have arrived!
County Antrim reigned supreme at the 2015 Youth Championships!
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