Mulloy Competes In Figaro Race

The native of Mayo becomes the first woman to participate in the tough single handed event. The sailing season was drawn with a swing of results from home as well as abroad last week, which included some incredible outcomes by Irish yachtswoman. During the last weekend, there was 2.4 meter class that began sailing their national championships in Galway as Water sports Inclusion Games was a part of it. Gina Griffin from Kinsale came up with 3 wins to achieve the title and enhance her prospects to reach the Paralympics. In addition to this, Joan Mulloy from Mayo was the first Irish woman who successfully competed in the single handed race known as the Figaro Race. She finished the first leg post 4 nights at sea.

Close to Lough Derg, Aisling Keller, from Tokyo, achieved the Laser Radial national award on home waters. This is indeed a good achievement to her prospects and she is all prepared to head to Japan sometime next week to take part in the Sailing World Cup as well as the Pre-Olympic regatta. Besides these, there were many other titles won at Dromineer which included Royal St George Yacht Club’s Sean Craig who won the masters title Liam Glynn achieved the Laser Standard.

As far as China is concerned, there is indeed a positive news there as well as 4 young Irish women made it to the top ten on the whole at the Topper World Championships. Hugh O’Connor from the National Yacht Club bagged 2nd place in the sailing competition and Newcastle Yacht Club’s Erin McElwaine was given the title of the first lady in 7th place. Hugh Lynch from Royal Cork Yacht Club achieved 5th place along with his club mate David Jones, who achieved 9th position. These were some of the greatest achievements made by women across the world.

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