Last Saturday morning 48 new sailors participated in the “Beginner/Improver Optimist Sessions” run by Darren O’Keeffe and his many helpers. While it was only an increase of 5 sailors on the previous Saturday session held 25th April – 22 of the sailors were new!.
A large number of our experienced Optimist sailors turned out to show the newer sailors the ropes and lots of smiling faces returned ashore after the 2 hours afloat.
Meanwhile the new parents were invited for a coffee and some home baking. Many picked up a few bargains at the “Buy & Sell” and some got a quick lesson on “how to rig an Optimist” on the front lawn.
Many thanks to Tim Lucas for the photos.
The Munster Championships are in Kinsale Yacht Club this coming weekend and we wish the 29+ club sailors competing the very best of luck.