We were and still are totally shocked about this news today. The Irish windsurfer Mikey Clancy has passed away. This Mikey, whom we knew for many years, since he made his first steps in windsurfing. The windsurfing family lost a very talented and passionate sailor.
Last December we did this interview with Mikey and were writing e-mails back and forth with him. We hope Mikey rests in peace somewhere in windsurfer’s heaven. The deepest sympathies from the entire staff at Continentseven goes to his family!!!
Mikey sailing at his favourite reef break at Magheroarty in Donegal in March 2012!
This was unfortunately our last interview with Mikey!
21 year old Mikey Clancy (IR-253) from Dublin is one of the best Irish wave sailors and he is one of the most dedicated sailors, we’ve met. When he started windsurfing, he already loved to be in the waves. Some years ago, Mikey joined one of our kids camps on Fuerteventura and luckily we got some waves at Sotavento for Mikey. Mikey was not interested in freestyle although most of the other kids spinned trough Vulcans and Spocks. We recognized early, that he is a waverider. No wonder, Mikey showed up at the Fuerteventura Wave Classic. He was one of the few participants who were able to ride house high monsters in lightest wind conditions at Puertito. We were really happy to have a chat with Mikey, who is not a kid anymore. He studies and is still living the waveriding dream. 2012 he even finished on the 13th place at the PWA event in Klitmöller.