NYC Optimists compete in Optimist Team Racing event in Venice

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailoptimist_venice_2010_01Four of our junior sailors travelled to Venice on 12th May to compete in the XXIV° Trofeo Marco Rizzotti, the Venice International Optimist Class Team Racing Cup – Sarah Cooney, Sorcha Donnelly, Conor Kneafsey and Daniel Raymond. Accompanied by NYC club coach Ben Lynch, they did us proud coming 5th in the silver fleet racing against 14 national teams from around the world. New friends were made from USA, Italy and beyond so this may not be the end of their traveling! They also got a chance to explore Venice as the local club organised a boat trip for all the teams and even got to stay an extra few days compliments of the ash cloud but no complaints were heard…..