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Irish U-12 squad shines at UK Optimist Nationals in Weymouth

Ten Irish U-12 sailors were selected by IODAI to travel to Portland Weymouth to take part in the UK Junior National Championships 29 July – 04 August.  Over 400 international sailors across three fleets  gathered in windy weather to compete at the impressive Olympic venue. Although high winds prevented two days of sailing, races were squeezed into the remaining days and a  total of nine races were completed with one discard for both Junior Gold and Silver fleets. NYC sailors had a super event. Sam Ledoux and Clementine Vansteenberge both qualified for Junior Gold fleet with Sam coming in 9th overall and 1st Irish U-12 team and Clementine, only 11 years old, coming in 35th and 1st Irish girl. Silver fleet sailor Ella Dempsey came in 9th position overall with a well-deserved 3rd place in the final race.

TY Heir Island trip

Dear Parents and TY Sailors,

 

We are finalising plans for the trip down to Heir Island, and just wanted to give you an outline of the details of the trip.

Dates is Sunday September 24th (leaving Dun Laoghaire at approx. 11.30am) returning Friday 29th, and should arrive back in Dun Laoghaire approx. 9.30pm.  Cost: €450 

As places are limited to 24, they will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. The registration and booking form will go live on the RSGYC website at 3pm Friday 1st September. 

Update on the Optimist Nationals

NYC sailors take titles at Optimist National Championships

In one of the most exciting Irish National championships, NYC sailors did the club proud demonstrating great talent and skill over the 4-day event at the RIYC in Dun-Laoghaire, 17 – 20 August.

Mixed conditions and particularly windy weather tested all sailors to the full. The excellent results reflect the hard work carried out over the winter and past months.

NYC Sailor Loghlen Rickard Takes Top Youth Result in Laser Radial Leinster Championship

NYC Sailors has a strong performance in this past weekend’s Laser Championships held in Rush. The event was held from August 5th-6th in Rush Sailing Club, with 2 races held in light winds on day one and 3 races in heavy winds in day two. NYC sailor Loghlen Rickard took the Youth title in the Radial Division (2nd overall, with 2 bullets in the 5 races), with NYC sailors Nicole Hemeryck first girl (4th overall), Nell Stanton (10th overall), and Clare Gorman taking 15th overall in the competitive 41 boat fleet.

In the 4.7 class, NYC sailor Nicholas Reeser took second overall in the 24 boat fleet. There we no NYC representatives in the 18 boat full rig fleet.

NYC Sailor Loghlen Rickard is Youth Laser Radial North American Champion

NYC sailor Loghlen Rickard was the Youth Laser Radial North American Champion (6th overall). He competed at the Laser North American Laser North American Championships hosted by the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, June 21 – 25, 2017 in English Bay, Vancouver Canada. The racing was held over 4 days of varied light to medium winds. Loghlen started strong with a bullet in race one, and had 8 top 5 finishes in the 12 race event. Fort Lauderdale’s Sophia Reineke and Loghlen came off the water after 12 races tied on points in 1st and 2nd – but a controversial protest saw them both DSQ’d in race 12 and resulted in Vancouver Yacht Club’s own two-time Olympian taking the top step of the podium. Full results can be found here: http://rvan.ca/LaserNA/LaserNA2017.htm 

Update on the TOPPER – World Championships : Loctudy, France

 The 2017 Topper World Championships were held at Loctudy, France 22-28th July. The location was excellent, based at the Centre Nautique in the middle of a broad sandy bay.

The weather conditions were good throughout, with all 5 days sailable, characterised as 3 days Force 3+; 2 days Force 2, which made for a great competition across the fleet of 211 competitors. The Toppers were divided into two world fleets : 156 entries in the 5.3 class and 55 in the 4.2 class