Séafra Guilfoyle hails from Myrtleville and is a student of economics at UCC and a member of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Séafra has recent experience competing for Tokyo 2020 with Double Olympian Ryan Seaton of Belfast Lough where they finished 15th in the qualifiers where they just narrowly missed out on qualification. It’s his dream to represent Ireland at the Olympics and Seafra says he’s ‘determined to reach Paris 2024’.
Séafra represented Ireland every year from the age of 12 to 18, winning multiple nationals and medalling at world championships. Since then, he has represented Ireland across the world and was a ‘Dare to Believe’ ambassador for The Olympic Federation of Ireland in 2020.
Johnny Durcan from Crosshaven, is a student of law at UCC and member of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. As crew, he is responsible for building up the speed of the boat.
Johnny represented Ireland on the international stage from the age of 11. He was top ranked in optimist sailing by the age of 13, a National Laser Champion at 14, a European Junior 29er Champion at 15, and winner of the European and Irish Nationals at 16.
He had a near-death experience when his boat capsized at the 29er world championship in Long Beach, California, in 2017. He is not only back on the water but back at the top of his game.