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Howth's Daragh Sheridan Leads RS Aero European Championships on Lake Garda

5th August 2021
Pictured left to right at Lake Garda are Irish RS Aero sailors Stephen Oram, Noel Butler, Yannick Gloster, Roy Van Maanen, and Daragh Sheridan
Irish RS Aero sailors on tour in Italy. Pictured left to right at Lake Garda are Irish RS Aero sailors Stephen Oram, Noel Butler, Yannick Gloster, Roy Van Maanen, and Daragh Sheridan

The relatively new Irish RS Aero fleet is making a great start to the European Championships on Lake Garda in Italy.

Daragh Sheridan of Howth Yacht Club is leading the 44-boat RS Aero 7 fleet after day 2.

Consistency was key with the variety of wind strength giving an opportunity for everyone to perform. Sheridan had an excellent 2,3,2 just ahead of Peter Barton (Lymington, GBR) with two race wins giving a 1,1,6.

The winner of the final race was Leopoldo Sirolli (Tognazzi, ITA) to add to a second in race two.

Rounding out the top five was the consistent Javier Estrellas (Palma, ESP) and Erik Wahlberg (Gefle, SWE), again showing a good mix of nationalities.

In the 26 boat RS Aero 5 fleet Roy Van Maanen (Greystones) rounded out the day in 5th place.

Day one of the championship had no wind, but thankfully three races were completed on day two.

Noel Butler and Stephen Oram are both in the top 15, and expected to climb the rankings as more breeze comes later in the championships.

Published in RS Aero Team

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