Junior Dinner & Prize-giving

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailThe junior dinner, prize-giving and disco was held in the Club on Friday last the 12th November.  There was a great attendance of juniors and parents lots of familar faces appearing again from the summer. We started with dinner for the juniors and instructors while the parents had an information session in the JB Room.  We then had a very lively prize-giving with the Commodore presenting over 50 prizes! Awards were given for preformance during the summer courses, success at both national and international events and also the junior sailors showing great potential for 2011 were acknowledged. A special new award was introduced by the Club entitled the ‘Cathy MacAleavey Award for Performance Sailor of the Year’.  This award was created in recognition of the outstanding contribution which Cathy has made over the years to junior sailing at the NYC.  Helen Cooney and Ruth Shanahan are taking over the role of Junior Organisers from Cathy supported by the Junior Committee.  Cathy will continue to remain involved in the junior performance sailing in the Club. The ‘Cathy MacAleavey’ Award this year went to Sean Donnelly for his exceptional results at the European Optimist Championships. Prize giving photos: