Well done to all the Irish college sailors who took part in the Laser Performance Collegite Cup (LPCC) on Lake Garda last week. This is an international annual team racing event and the Z420 is the boat used in the competition.
Greg Arrowsmith, Niamh Henry, Andrew Sykes, Kieran Hall, Emily Cullen, and Kate Lyttle, Isobel O’Grady, Dan Little, Shona Gibson all from the RSGYC Under 25 squad have had an amazing week in Lake Garda, team racing in the Laser Performance Collegiate Cup.
Ireland has sent two teams. A mixed team consisting of Dan Little, Nicole Hemyrick, Greg, Kieran Hall, Andrew and Aoife Hynes and an all girl team. Niamh, Kate, Isobel, Emily and Shona are joined by Heather Spain and Iseult Kneasfey from the NYC.
These sailors all learned their team racing skills as teenagers in the RSGYC. They raced in the annual Elmo Cup and trained on Wednesdays with John Sheehy and other great coaches. Now in college, they are sailing this week in this prestigious international college competition.
The Elmo Cup will take place in the RSGYC next weekend with 20 teams from all over Ireland competing. It promises to be a great event.