the gathering

A crisp, sunny spring day greeted the 200 youth sailors who began competing at the ISA (Irish Sailing Association) Youth National Championships on Lough Derg, Co. Tipperary yesterday. Entrants in both the Laser Radial and 420 classes sailed the scheduled three races in gusty 10 to 15 knot winds. They have been joined today by the Laser 4.7, Topper and Optimist fleets take to the lake for three more days of highly competitive racing. Good times!