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Storm Kathleen Concludes 2024 Irish Sailing Youth Nationals Early in Cork Harbour

6th April 2024
An ILCA 6 race start on the only day of racing at the 2024 Irish Sailing Youth National Championships at the Royal Cork Yacht Club
An ILCA 6 race start on the only day of racing at the 2024 Irish Sailing Youth National Championships at the Royal Cork Yacht Club

Not many were surprised when the Irish Sailing Youth National Championships, which have been taking place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club since Thursday, concluded early due to the landing of Storm Kathleen and a deteriorating forecast for the following day.

After four classes managed to complete their series earlier on Thursday, race management made the decision to abandon the remaining races for the safety of the sailors. 

Sean Evans, Irish Sailing High Performance Youth Development Manager, expressed his disappointment at the decision, stating, "It is with a heavy heart that race management has made the decision to cancel the remainder of the event due to the adverse weather. The safety of our sailors will always come first." 

Despite the cancellation, the one day of racing that did occur showcased an impressive level of talent, illustrating the bright future of Irish sailing. Talks from Faye St Leger, Development Strength and Conditioning Coach, and a Coaches' Development Conference were still scheduled to take place later in the day. 

The prizegiving event is scheduled to take place at 2:30 p.m., with Irish Sailing President John Twomey presenting the trophies. 

Irish Sailing Youth National Championships Final Results:


Bobby Driscoll, Ballyholme Yacht Club
Andrew Kingston, Royal Cork Yacht Club
Lewis Thompson, Ballyhome Yacht Club


  1. Clementine Van Steenberg & Jessica Riordan, The National Yacht Club and The Royal St. George Yacht Club
  2. Oisin Pierse & Fionn Daly, Royal Cork Yacht Club
  3. Hugh Meaghar & Oisin Alexander, National Yacht Club


  1. Max Sweetman & Fionn Lynch, Waterford Harbour Sailing Club
  2. Cora McNaughton & Sean Cronin, Blessington Sailing Club
  3. Sean Lemonier & Killian Matthieu, Galway Bay Sailing Club


  1. Max O’Hare, Royal St. George Yacht Club and Malahide Yacht Club
  2. Patrick Fegan, Royal St George Yacht Club
  3. Juliet Ryan, Royal St. George Yacht Club, Malahide Yacht Club

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