Aiofe Hopkins Gets Chance In Gold Fleet

The Hempel World Sailing Championship is considered to be of Olympic class levels and not without reason. This is a world level championship that has led to several nations book their slots for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The races have been on for a week and several victories are being celebrated every day. For instance, Aoife Hopkins was able to claim victory in a race win that was done in emphatic style. It is a performance indicator that showcases how unique wins are made possible every now and then. Aiofe Hopkins, of 19 years of age, comes from Howth and has qualified to be part of the Gold fleet in the Laser Radial.

This is definitely a great achievement for the young sailor; it also sets the scene for her to get good experience in a division of 56 boats that has several seniors who are Olympic medalists and others who have been champions in different events. It is definitely difficult to get into the Gold fleet and a 44th position is what she obtained in Tuesday, showcasing the difficulty level of the competition.