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Irish Optimist Open and National Championships NYC 15th to 18th August

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optimist-training photo editorWe are delighted to be hosting this event at the National Yacht Club. It is a wonderful opportunity for our young sailors to experience a national championship in their home club.

This event is open to Optimist sailors of all levels who are aged between 8 and 14 years.

If your young sailor has completed level 1 on a sailing course this summer they might like to consider sailing with the regatta fleet. The regatta fleet fills up very quickly so sign up before it’s full!

The aim of the regatta fleet is to help young sailors to have fun on the water and to learn the skills necessary to sail a race. The regatta fleet will sail in the harbour only. Each morning they will divide into groups of approximately 8 sailors for coaching. After lunch ashore they will go back out and race approximately 3 races of 15 – 20 minutes in length with the help of their coaches. This will not be very different from the sailing course they completed this summer with the added bonus that they will know most of the coaches already.

Take a look at the web site http://nycoppienationals2013.webs.com/ for more information and to enter.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Spain on 087 8166010 or Jill Roy.