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Dan McGaughey wins Under 19 and 2nd overall at Noble Marine UKLA Qualifier 1. Over 220 Applications now in

2020 Laser Radial Youth European Championships

Dan McGaughey wins Under 19 and 2nd overall at Noble Marine UKLA Qualifier 1. Over 220 Applications now in

It was a fantastic Noble Marine UKLA Qualifier 1 at the WPNSA for Dan McGaughey  – 2nd Overall and 1st U19 in the Radial Class.

The breeze was at the upper end of being allowed to race and sailors were warned that it was their own responsibility whether they decided to race or not.

Fifty five entries with only veteran and professional coach Jon Emmett in front – Jon is famous (especially in China) for coaching Lijia Xiu to a gold medal at London 2012 and was also Laser UK National Champion in 2019.

Only one days racing was managed though it was still an impressive result, particularly as Dan had to sail with a “very old training sail” as someone forgot to pack a race sail – one of the issues flying backwards and forwards to the UK for training is supposedly trying to remember what equipment you’ve left there.

          Photos from the committee boat

Full results at https://www.kbsuk.com/laser/events/showrace.asp?EventID=124&RaceURL=%5Bresults%5D/WPNSA%20Q1%20Laser%20Radial.htm

Meanwhile – we now have over 220 applications for the Laser Radial Youth European Championships in July with 2 months still to go till end of registration.