EASYCURRENTS FOR PROVIDENCE TEAM IRL
Providence Team IRL have purchased 3 PRO EasyCurrents units in order to be updated with reliable real-time currents information its teams members classifieds for Rio 2016 Olympics.
First to qualify was James Espey in the Laser Standard. A total of 72 nations were in contention for the top 23 spots but Espey secured Ireland’s first ticket to Rio with ease as 16th nation. He also finished a solid 37th overall from a fleet of 147 boats. Annalise Murphy, who had a poor start to the regatta, made an exceptional comeback to win the country its second place – this time in the Laser Radial class.
Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern have finished 8th in the 49er class at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships, rounding off what has been an incredibly successful 10 days for Providence Team IRL and Irish sailing. The Irish Sailing Association (ISA) had three members of Providence Team IRL successfully earned a coveted nation spot and can now focus on preparations for the Games in two years’ time.
It was 49er duo Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern who brought home the Providence Team IRL hat-trick, along with a personal best. With two days to spare they had created enough of a point’s gap to claim a top 10 nation place from a competing 33 nations. The pair then went on to qualify for the Medal Race Final – a double points race for the top 10 boats. They had a 9th and ultimately finished in 8th place overall at the World Championship beating their previous personal best of 10th at the 2011 49er World Championships.
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