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East Antrim Boat Club top club at RYA-NI Youth Championship

by Thomas Jobling 30 Sep 06:42 BST 21-22 September 2019
Proud Commodore Steven Kirby and club coach Debbie Hanna (back row) with the victorious East Antrim BC junior and youth squad with the prestigious 'Top Club' trophy won at the recent RYA-NI Youth Championship © Lucy Whitford

At the recent RYA-Northern Ireland Regional Youth Championship held in testing conditions at Strangford Lough YC, the team from East Antrim Boat Club emerged triumphant.

Not only did their 13-strong-squad take the prestigious 'Top Club' trophy back to their Larne Lough base, but 420 helm Lucy Kane scored a perfect line of bullets to secure the class's Ulster title, and underpin her club's position.

Other notable EABC results included a 420 runner-up position for [crew]Abby Williamson while Zoe Whitford took 3rd overall in the Topper 5.3 with George Doig also 3rd overall in the Topper 4.2's. In total, the event attracted 155 competitors from all parts of Ireland.

A delighted EABC Commodore Steven Kirby said. "Fantastic effort by our Junior and Youth sailors - great promise for the future."

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