Tuesday 23 September 2014

Flying the flag for Kerry

Published 21/08/2013 | 05:36

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Ellie Cunnane from Dingle Bay Sailing Club competing in the Regatta fleet of the Jelly Bean Factory Irish National Optimist Championship in the National Yacht Club. Photo: Michael Chester/

Ellie Cunnane from Dingle Sailing Club was in flying form as she competed in the Optimist Sailing Nationals in Dun Laoghaire over the weekend.

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Ellie was among six sailors from Dingle and Tralee sailing clubs who competed in what was described as a very competitive - and windy - event that attracted 145 sailors from across Ireland, the UK, Belguim, Malta, Germany, Spain and India.

"The UK sent their ten best sailors from their own Nationals held two weeks ago," said Chris Byrne of Dingle Sailing Club. "Tough force seven conditions on Saturday suited our Kerry sailors though and they did our county proud."

The other Kerry sailors were: Stephen Cunnane, Brian Fox, Rachel Deasy, Adam Byrne and Paddy Cunnane.


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