Hunt and Dillon to represent Ireland

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Updated: February 17, 2011

The ISA has confirmed that two teams have been selected to represent Ireland in the ISAF Nations Cup Europe II Regional Final between July 19-23 in Gdynia, Poland.

As a result of the selection process arranged by the ISA the teams are Sam Hunt from Kinsale in the Open division and Laura Dillon from Howth in the Women’s division.

Sam Hunt has extensive match race experience having achieved third place in the ISA Match Race Championship and scoring highly on the Irish Match Race Tour in 2011. He is currently placed 308 in the ISAF World Match Race Open Rankings.

Laura Dillon is the current Irish Women’s champion having won the ISA Women’s Match Race Championship in 2011. She is currently placed 116 in the ISAF World Match Race Women’s Rankings and is a previous winner of the ISA All Ireland Sailing Championship.

ISA’s Racing Manager Ed Alcock added: “The ISAF Nations Cup is a very tough competition and the best match racers in the world competing. Having hosted the Grand Final in Cork and a Regional Final more recently in Kinsale our sailors know that the standard will be high.

Both Sam and Laura are very experienced match racers and know what they need to do to come out on top in these competitions.”

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