UCC Sailing Club made history last weekend in the ITRA Nationals at the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dún Laoighre, where the team raced in nationals; the first University team to do so.
UCC1 consisted of Cian O’Regan, Eoin Lyden, Mark Hassett, Liam Manning, Fionn Lyden and Ellen O’Regan who sailed to a first place finish in both races, while UCC2, made up of Brendan Lynden, Gill O Leary, Conor Lydn, Lisa Smith, Aodh Kennedy and Brian Stokes, stumbled to a fourth place finish.
Meanwhile UCC student and Royal Cork dinghy sailor Seafra Guillfoyle will compete with double Olympian Ryan Seaton in the Tokyo 2020 49er campaign. The pair will be hoping to improve on their top ten finish at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
It is reported that for Tokyo 2020 Ireland will be fielding at least four teams in the 49er campaign.