Ireland’s 2015 Magherorarty Classic Delivers

The Magherorarty Classic 2015 was held last weekend and once again lived up to its name as one of the best windsurfing events in the UK and Ireland. The Classic is held at the legendary break in Magherorarty Donegal on Ireland’s North West coast. The organisers were lucky to complete a single elimination in tricky conditions. While the reef break was out of action there was plenty of wind and some waves in the mid section of the beach to challenge the competitors. Christian Hallgren from Sweden earned the prestigious 2015 title (previous winners Timo Mullen, Steve Thorpe). The Swede who sailed consistently well all day was a deserving winner. In a close run final Christian narrowly outscored Ireland’s Ryan O’Leary. The 22 year old O’Leary, a Trinity College scholar, is an exciting windsurfing prospect, had the best wave ride of the contest in the final, however he failed to land a high scoring jump and had to settle for the runners up spot for 2015. The ladies winner, and 4th overall, was Patricia Herrero who defeated Dubliner Vicky Guthrie. Stephen Girod finished third overall having defeated Patricia Herrero in the runners up final.

The event attracted windsurfers from Austria, France,Germany, Ireland, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland. Event organiser Tomasz Lotocki congratulated all those who took part and paid tribute to the dedicated crew who helped make the fantastic event happen. The typical Irish weather brought in four seasons every hour and many beautiful rainbows throughout the five hours of competition. The Classic which was held once again in memory of Mikey Clancy, a true legend of Magherorarty


1. Christian Hallgran
2. Ryan O’Leary
3. Stephen Girod
4. Patricia Herrero

1.Patricia Herrero
2.Vicki Guthrie


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