Schull Community College Reign Supreme in Irish School’s Sailing Regatta

Source: Afloat Racing in the shadow of a gale warning Schull Community College won the Irish Schools Team Racing Championshipson home waters at the weekend. 14–teams competed in the  event drawn Munster, Leinster, Connaught and two teams from the UK. Reduced to a one day affair due to 30–knots winds from the south east, the... View Article

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Racing in the shadow of a gale warning Schull Community College won the Irish Schools Team Racing Championshipson home waters at the weekend.

14–teams competed in the  event drawn Munster, Leinster, Connaught and two teams from the UK.

Reduced to a one day affair due to 30–knots winds from the south east, the hardy West Cork locals beat visitors Maudlin College (MCS) of Oxford 2-0 in the finals sailed on Saturday afternoon.

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Schull 1, the 2013 School Sailing Champions were crowned on home waters at the weekend. The team were Fionn Lyden, Mark Hassett, Isaac Fisher, Anna O’Regan, Liam Manning and Cillian Hayward

Second overall was Presentation College (PBC) in Cork.

Leinster School sailing champions Kilkenny College were third.

Teams were divided into two groups from there ranking at the regional events, with Schull 1, Rochestown College, St Andrews, Schull 2, Gonzaga, Rice College and MCS from the UK in Group 1.

PBC, Kilkenny, Belvedere, Schull 3, Scoil Mhuire, Mt Anville and Morespeed from the UK in Group 2.

Racing took place in 18 of the new team racing boats supplied for the Team Racing Worlds 2011 called the TR 3.6, with little or no breakages.

42 races were run in quick succession with the top two from each group going forward to the Semi Finals and Finals.

In the first Semi Final MCS (UK) were matched against Kilkenny College and the second Semi Final PBC were matched against Schull 1

Kilkenny and PBC matched up for the play off for Silver and Bronze, with PBC taking the Silver 2-1.

Both MCS and Schull were the winners with two wins each and went head to head for the overall result both these teams have meet each other before in two Finals over the last two years at the British Schools Team racing Nationals with one win each, so this was an important final for both teams. Schull came out the winners with two wins, putting them as favourites for the British Schools Nationals in July.

1st Schull Irish National Champions
2nd PBC
3rd Kilkenny
4th Joint/ Rochestown and Belvedere

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