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Irish Sisters Take to Podium Twice at RS Feva Worlds in Weymouth

31st July 2022
Kitty and Lily O’Halloran (right) carry the flag of Ireland on the podium at Weymouth
Kitty and Lily O’Halloran (right) carry the flag of Ireland on the podium at Weymouth last week

Irish sisters Kitty and Lily O’Halloran reached the podium twice at the RS Feva Worlds in Weymouth last week.

Based in Cornwall, the siblings race under the flag of Ireland — according to their father Donal, they only have Irish passports — and recently claimed the Irish title at the RS Feva Nationals in Dun Laoghaire, just weeks after finishing sixth overall (and first among females) at the UK Nationals in May.

They followed up that convincing victory with third place among female entrants and third among families (siblings) in the RS Feva World Championship 2022 at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, which concluded on Wednesday (27 July).

With their 17th placing overall out of 186 entries in Weymouth, not to mention their Southerns success in Monkstown Bay this past Easter, win Kitty and Lily are “adamant” to further represent Ireland on the international stage, Donal says.

Elsewhere at the Worlds, there were respectable results in the Bronze Fleet for the Ridout siblings out of Ballyholme Yacht Club, with Emily and Annabel finishing 24th and their brothers Matthew and Peter in 25th. Full results are HERE.

Published in RS Sailing
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