The young and enthusiastic sailor for the Howth Yacht Club in Ireland, Conor Fogerty, has shown what he is made of at the recently concluded OSTSAR 2017.
He had a tremendous last 40 miles of the OSTSAR 2017 event to end the race in the 2nd position. This is a very big achievement in his sailing career and the Irishman is thrilled to bits with this showing.
He zoomed past the finish line on Monday afternoon (19th June) at 3:45pm Irish time in his Jeanneau 3600 BAM. He did put in a lot of effort on the last few miles of the race and burned off in style to claim the 2nd position. There is no doubt that Conor will be celebrating his great success for many days to come. It will take a couple of days for the achievement to sink in. He was just four hours behind the two-handed Open 40 Rotye 66 handled by UweRottgering& Asia Pajkowska.
The first boat to finish the race was the Italian Open 60 Venti Di Sardegna that touched the finish line four days back. Conor completed the race in 21 days, 2 hours and 45 minutes. He had set sail from Plymouth. The best thing about Conor’s triumph is that he has sailed the small sized boat and put it to the test in the last few miles to end up with a successful finish that he had only dreamt of.
He was able to compete with the other larger boats in the competition toe to toe and this showed that he is ready for the big league. Conor now will have the confidence to take on any big boat and champion sailor. He has performed like a superhero in the race and is the deserving winner of the Gipsy Moth Trophy.