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Sunday 22 April 2018

That sinking feeling...

Ali Ten Hove and Meredith Megarry from Canada after their boat capsized during the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Co Dublin.
Ali Ten Hove and Meredith Megarry from Canada after their boat capsized during the Four Star Pizza ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Co Dublin.
Breda Heffernan

Breda Heffernan

TWO young competitors at an international sailing championships got a dunking yesterday as their boat tipped over on Dublin Bay.

The duo were left clinging to their craft after their small sailboat flipped over on to its side as racing got under way at the Youth Sailing World Championships at Dun Laoghaire yesterday.

More than 400 sailors aged from 16 to 19 -- and representing 63 nations -- are taking part in the event.

Ireland has sailors in five of the eight disciplines.

Among the Irish entrants are Finn Murphy from Blessington, Co Wicklow, who is competing in the boys Laser Radial class, while locals Alex Rumball and Rory McStay from Dun Laoghaire will be battling it out in home waters in the SL16 class.

For those hopping to catch a glimpse of the action, the fleet of 250 boats can be viewed from either of Dun Laoghaire's two piers and racing is due to get under way around midday each day until Friday.

A rest day is planned for tomorrow, unless the weather disrupts the schedule.

Irish Independent

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