Tenerife Optimist Exchange Programme


We are delighted to have commenced a new Optimist Exchange Programme with Club de Mar Radazul a Yacht / Sports club in Tenerife, Canary Islands

This is an optimist sailor exchange in conjuction with RSGYC.

Six Tenerife sailors and their coach will be coming to Dun Laoghaire during the Easter break  and the lucky hosting families will go over to Tenerife for a week in the Winter (October, November or January) for some sunny Winter sailing!

The Spanish sailors are aged 12-13 and are all from Tenerife. We plan to have a few days coaching with Spanish and Irish coaches as well as other activities culminating in a regatta on Good Friday – the “Brassed-Off Cup” which is held every Easter Friday in Howth Yacht Club.

Interested sailors and parents should contact Brian Kneafsey (087-2265363) or Susan Spain (87-8166010) as soon as possible to avail of this exciting development.