A young Derry woman
took part in Lough Swilly Regatta to hone her
sailing skills ahead of joining the Clipper round
the world yacht team.
Bursary winner Shauna O誰eill flew to Rio de Janeiro
on Saturday to take over from Niall Boyle on the
second leg of the Clipper 2011-2012 race - from
Brazil to Cape Town in South Africa."I was out for
the regatta down at Lough Swilly, but that was
short-lived as the head sail tore ten mins into the
的 still feel a little unsure of my sailing skills
but hopefully I値l grow in confidence once I知 on
board and my family has been telling me to believe I
can do it and try not to panic and most of all just
to have fun.
"I知 looking forward to meeting with the crew again,
particularly Niall. Hopefully he値l have plenty of
tips for me. One thing I知 not looking forward to is
being filmed - I知 a wee bit camera phobic," added
the 22 year old from Strand Road. She is now looking
forward to getting on the high seas and seeing some
beautiful world cities.