Optimist Leinsters 2016 – Report

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailIMG_3062 The Optimist Leinsters took place in the Royal St George Yacht Club on Saturday 14th May and Sunday 15th May. 20 young sailors from the NYC took part in this event. Charlie Cullen, Conor Gorman, Eoghan Turner, Fiona Ferguson, Hugh O’Connor, Leah Rickard, Louis- Marie Jullo, Natasha Hemeryck and Nathan Van Steenberge entered Senior Fleet. Clementine Van Steenberge, Clodagh Malone, David Corcoran, Ella Dempsey and Zoe Hall entered Junior Fleet Billy Mc Carthy, Conor Staunton, Edward Dempsey, Lucia Cullen, Pierce Malone and Sam Ledoux entered Regatta Fleet. It was a challenging event for the sailors with light winds and shifty conditions over the 2 days however despite the forecast the wind held on the second day and Senior and Junior Fleet Sailors had 6 races and Regatta Fleet 9 races altogether. There was great NYC representation at the prizegiving with the following results: Conor Gorman finished 4th in Senior Gold Fleet. Fiona Ferguson finished 6th in Senior Gold Fleet and was also 1st Girl in Senior Gold Fleet. Eoghan Turner was 4th Senior Silver Fleet. David Corcoran was 4th Junior Silver Fleet. Sam Ledoux came 3rd place overall in the Regatta fleet and Pierce Malone won best under 10. All of our young sailors sailed really well over the 2 days. Our main fleet sailors were supported by our two coaches Tadgh Donnelly and Claudine Murphy throughout the event.