Irish Sonar Trio Qualify for Paralympics 2016

02 December, 2015

KYC Sailor John Twomey set to Compete in Record 11th Paralympic Games

Kinsale Yacht Club sailors John Twomey, Austin O’Carroll and Ian Costello have qualified for the 2016 Paralympic Games, which takes place in Rio di Janeiro next September.

This also marks a particularly special moment in Irish Paralympic history as Kinsale Yacht Club’s John Twomey (Helm) from Ballinhassig, Cork will now compete in a record 11th games.

The Sonar crew have qualified with a day to spare in the championships.

John Twomey, skipper of the Irish Sonar Paralympic team, said: “We have achieved what we came to Melbourne for, which is qualification for Rio 2016. We still have a lot of hard work to do starting with the final race of this regatta tomorrow.”