The newest sailors to join the Providence Resources Irish Olympic Sailors line up, Ger Owens and Scott Flanigan, have won the Delta Lloyd regatta in Medemblik, Holland in the 470 class.

This is a great result for the duo in their first regatta since their Olympic qualification earlier this month in Barcelona.

The boys sailed consistently throughout the three days of competition, winning four of their nine fleet races.

Owens said: "This is unexpected. After qualification for the Olympics we weren’t busy with winning here, so we’re very happy. This is a big surprise for us"

Also competing at the regatta was Annalise Murphy, who finished ninth, and the Irish Paralympic Sailors John Twomey, Anthony Hegarty and Ian Costello who finished sixth in the Sonar class.