Big steps for the Irish Youth sailing team as they entered the biggest “round the cans”  catamaran race event  in Europe , Eurocat, Carnac France. Windsport head coach, Brian Phipps, was on hand to guide them through – the  experience in what was only their second catamaran racing event. As part of a 80 boat line up on the   start-line, the challenges and learning curve was steep  but rewarding. Each race delivered a new set of challenges and learning experiences which the team shared with their Windsport coach, Brian Phipps,  as part of their ongoing development program.ts

Check out some of the official Photos of the event here specifically the team in Action:  Here

The long term goal of a medal at the 2012 ISAF Youth Worlds  is still sometime away but this team is on course to give it their best shot .

The next step for the team and Windsport is to carry out a seasons race events supported by some strategic training sessions.