Junior Sailing Courses – Summer 2014

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Manhattan Yacht Club Challenge

Report from Sinead Enright

Day two saw three races with a windward leg to start. The fleet split on all 3 races, and the RCYC crew just managed to sail into the knocks each time. Local knowledge was proving to be invaluable. The shifts were so extreme, the crew were contemplating a kite hoist on the “upwind” leg. Race 5 was the best result of the day, with RCYC claiming a 6th place. Unfortunately the crew placed 15th and 17th in races 4 and 6.

On the final day, two races were sailed, again with a leeward start. Ireland was well represented at the first rounding, with RCYC in first place, followed by the two Howth teams in third and …

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Exciting Finish to the CH Marine Irish Optimist National Championships

L. to R. Nicholas Bendon CH Marine, Principal Sponsor, Rob Foster, Class Captain, Michael Ó Suilleabhán KYC, National   Junior and Open Champion, Admiral Pat Lyons and IODAI President, Aidan Staunton. Pic Robert Bateman

L. to R. Nicholas Bendon CH Marine, Principal Sponsor, Rob Foster, Class Captain, Michael Ó Suilleabhán KYC, National Junior and Open Champion, Admiral Pat Lyons and IODAI President, Aidan Staunton. Pic Robert Bateman

The wind gods left the best wine for last and it certainly tasted good on the last day of racing at the CH Marine Irish Optimist National and Open Championships. The wind was up to about 15 knots most of the time and the sun was shining most of the time. What more could anyone ask! PRO David O’Brien again set the course for the Senior and Junior Fleets on the Eastern Bank and to cater for the north west wind set the committee boat close to …

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Interesting Scenario emerging for the finale of the CH Marine Irish Optimist National Championships tomorrow (Sun) at Royal Cork Yacht Club

Peter Fagan SSC topping the senior fleet leader board after the penultimate day's racing. picture Robert Bateman

Peter Fagan SSC topping the senior fleet leader board after the penultimate day’s racing. picture Robert Bateman

After eight races and one discard Peter Fagan SSC leads the Senior Gold Fleet on 46 points. Solid consistency appears to have paid off well for Peter up to now. He is currently 3 points ahead of Vita Heathcote RIYMYC, who took the Volvo Gill Optimist National Champion title in the Senior Fleet (Main) in early August this season at Weymouth. Lying third is Clare Gorman NYC.

Emilia Boyle leads Vita Heathcote.Picture Robert Bateman

Emilia Boyle leads Vita Heathcote.Picture Robert Bateman

The Junior Gold Fleet is led by William Heathcote, having overtaken the overnight leader, Micheál Ó Suillebháin KYC followed by Tom Higgins RStGYC.

Currently leading the Regatta Fleet is …

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Manhattan Sailing!

First report from the Royal Cork Yacht Club team sailing in the Dennis Conner International Yacht Club Invitational.

On Day One of the event August 15th, Sinéad Enright reports the team sailed three windward/leeward races all with a leeward leg to start. Conditions were very tricky with shifty winds and strong currents and also a very large amount of commercial traffic to avoid. RCYC had a 7th out of 20 finish for this race. In Race 2 the team were in second place but lost out at the mark and could not recover in time to get a finish. In the final race of the day, Race 3, the team posted a 5th place.

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Day 2 of the CH Marine Irish Optimist National Championships

The Regatta Fleet racing today. All pictures Robert Bateman

The Regatta Fleet racing today. All pictures Robert Bateman

The great buzz of the competitors arriving at the Club heralded the commencement of today’s racing for the CH Marine Irish Optimist National Championships in Crosshaven. Today was very much down to business with the sailors feeling more familiar with their surroundings and having had the experience of the first day of racing over them. Today the racing for the Senior and Junior fleets was to the east of Roches Point and the Regatta fleet once again raced on the Curlane Bank.

_81Y8552Off Roches Point the racing commenced in a northerly breeze gusting at irregular intervals between 5-6 knots with stronger puffs of some 10-12 knots. These would last for a …

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