Last week eight young sailors travelled from Cullaun Sailing Club, Kilkishen to Viana do Castelo, Portugal to represent Clare and Ireland in the EU Atlantic Games
The Atlantic Games took place from 11 to 15 July 2022 and brought together 400 young athletes aged 12 to 18, from the cities, regions and countries of the Atlantic Arc. The delegations were from Andalusia, Asturias, Brittany, Cantabria, Cornwall, Devon, Scotland, Galicia, Ireland, Normandy, Norte Portugal, New Aquitaine Basque Country, Pays de Loire and Wales.
The Cullaun Sailors were represented by Laura Collins, Noah Doherty, Lucas Donlon, Grace Golden, Ruth Golden, Aoife Hawkins, Rory O’Sullivan and Robert Stafford as they Sailed in Lasers and 420 boats. The conditions were ideal for sailing and the young sailors leant a lot about sailing in the sea and the flag representations for the racing circuit. Whereas we didnt win any medals this time the ethos of the games and the mixing of different nationalities at these events proved very popular with all involved.
Cullaun Sailing club has been very busy this year with Summer camps being run for the last six weeks and two more weeks to finish a very succesful season with over 100 children learning the art of sailing and twenty four adults signed up for Adult Introductory courses.
More Images Here