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Update on Munster Optimist Championship

NYC’s Sam Ledoux wins Munster Optimist Championship

Last weekend, around 15 NYC sailors across Senior, Junior and Regatta fleets headed West to Tralee Bay sailing club in Fenit to compete in the Munsters Championship – the last Irish optimist event of 2018. Six races took place over two excellent days of sailing. The first day was marked by choppy waves, heavy cloud, wind and rain but all groups managed well showing great determination and competitive spirit. Although the sun came out on day two, shifty winds and a westerly breeze was a challenge for the sailors. Senior fleet racing was extremely close and sailors battled for points until the end. Sam Ledoux managed to hold onto his place at the top of the table throughout the event, finishing in 1st place, beating NYC-HYC sailor Luke Turvey, who was hot on his heels, on countback. Fiachra McDonnell finished 4th and Hugh Turvey came 6th. Lauren O’Callaghan was second girl and came 13th overall. Ella Dempsey came 21st, Rachel Flood 25th and Clodagh Malone was 3rd in silver fleet and 29th overall.

Topper Rankings

Hugh O’Connor Wins the Topper Ireland Championship Series 2018

Hugh O’Connor of the National Yacht Club was presented with the Topper Challenge Cup for the series on 9th September at Rush Sailing Club. Over the year Hugh has won the Traveller 2 Traveller 3, the Southern Championships,the O’Tiarnaigh Topper Challenge and came second in the Irish Nationals and the Winter Championships to enable him to rise to the number one position as the best Topper Sailor in Ireland. Hugh’s superb sailing meant that he could not be caught on the last event.  

Update on the Topper Traveller Rush

Topper Traveller Number 5 Rush Sailing Club

The National Yacht Club was represented by Adam Irvin, Eoghan Turner, Deirdre Turner, Caoimhe Seymour, Mathew O’Brien Holohan and Hugh O’Connor at the Topper Traveller in Rush on Sunday 9th September . Conditions were challenging, windy and gusty. Sixty two competitors signed up for the event which was a fantastic number for the final Topper Traveller in the series. 

NYC Rian Geraghty McDonnell Achieves 16th place in Gold Fleet in The World Optimist Championships

Rian Geraghty McDonnell of the NYC Dunlaoighre, Dublin along with 4 other talented sailors (James Dwyer Matthews, Justin Lucas, Harry Twoomey and Michael Crosbie all from Cork represented Ireland at the World Optimist Championships in Cyprus.  Rian came away in 16th place in Gold Fleet and top Irish Sailor at the event.  

This weekend Rian will move into his next challenge “ the 29er “ and he hopes to continue to learn and improve on his Sailing skills in this class.  

He has had a wonderful 9 years of Sailing and competing internationally in his opti and he is very grateful to the class and all his coaches throughout this wonderful journey.  

 

Optimist Events Optimist Worlds

Optimist Worlds

We wish the best of luck  NYC sailor Rian Geraghty Mc Donnell who is a member of the Irish Optimist Worlds team competing in the Optimist Worlds which start today in Famagusta Nautical Club in Cyprus until the 6 th of September.

Best of luck to all the team.

Go team Ireland!