Lough Derg Yacht Club’s Aisling Keller took seventh place overall at the under–21 Laser Radial World Championships closely followed by Irish team mate Aoife Hopkins of Howth YC in ninth place overall.
The encouraging results achieve at the Nieuwpoort, Belgium venue from 26 July – 2 August followed Euro title success in this age category for Hopkins the preceding week in Douarnenez, France. A result that earned the Howth youth sailor an Afloat Sailor of the Month Award.
The event calendar is now so packed its no longer possible to attend all the events. For example, Hopkins had turned down her invite from World Sailing to attend the Aarhus Test Event as three events in a row are too much. Instead it’s a well deserved recovery period.