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UCC Makes Waves at IUSA Southerns 2016

UCC Sailing Club won well last weekend at the Irish University Sailing Association (IUSA) team racing event, with ‘the College’ coming away with Gold and Silver medals in Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim.

The event, which was organised by UCC, saw 26 teams from 7 colleges across Ireland compete in three fleets. UCC 1 and UCC 2 competed in the Gold fleet, which resulted in an all-UCC final as UCC 1 was challenged by UCC 2. UCC 1 went on to win the race, capturing the first medals of the weekend. Silver fleet was next, being contested by UCC 3 and UCC 5. UCC 3 managed to get into the semifinals but were eventually knocked out by UCC 5, who then went on to claim first place.

UCC 4 found themselves competing in the Bronze fleet and, after topping the fleet at the climax of the round robin stages, were very unfortunate to lose in the final to CIT 3.

Overall it was a successful weekend for the college who move on to next November’s races in Kilrush, Co. Clare on the 4th/5th of November. For more information on UCC Sailing, email sailing@uccclubs.ie.