National Yacht Club


Junior Regatta 2015 – Report

FacebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailIMAG0034 A beautiful sunny morning on July 1st herald the start of the NYC 2015 Junior Regatta. In total there were 128 junior sailors entered in the event with participants travelling from as far away as Cork. After a short postponement sailing got going in light and shifty wind. The two race officers Larry Power and Alan Dooley did a great job at moving the course through the day to accommodate the huge shifts.   In the Optimist Class Tom Higgins from the RSGYC won the main fleet and Hugo Anderson also from the RSGYC won the Harbour fleet. Jemima Owens from the NYC won a very competitive Feva fleet with fifteen boats racing. In the Laser 4.7 Henry Higgins from the RAGYC took first place. Ella Hemerych from the National came first in the topper class. This year we had our largest entry in the PY class with five boats entered. Some crafty NYC sailors took out two RS Ventures but alas Leonie Judge from the RIYC took first in the PY Class.   After the event and before the prize giving Louise Cole from the NYC gave an inspiring talk about her experiences preparing for and competing in 1996 Olympics and what it takes to get there. She speculated as to whether in amongst the crowd that day was there a possible Olympian.