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Durcan is National Optimist Champion

Harry Durcan - National Optimist Champion 2013

Harry Durcan – National Optimist Champion 2013

The Royal Cork has produced another National Champion in Harry Durcan. Harry set out his stall early on by winning race two and coming second in race ten. Twin brother Johnny was the second best Royal Cork sailor with a win in race four. James McCann, Ronan Cournane and Richard McGinley all finished in the top twenty while Ronan Walsh, Patrick Daly, Kelly Williams, Sarah Cudmore, Lucy Donworth, Caoimhe Foster, Maeve O’Sullivan, Cian Jones and Molly Murphy all did well in the senior fleet. Best of the RCYC in the Junior Fleet was Chris Bateman in 15th overall winning race four and 5th in race seven. Tom Keal, James Spillane and Cathal O’Regan had top 30 finishes in a very large fleet. Jennifer O’Shaughnessy,Kate Darcy, Robert Keal Juliet Nyhan, Conor Walsh, Killian O’Regan, Emily Whitaker, Georgia Coveney, Mia Murphy, Conor Horgan, Aoife Byrne and Sophia Mackeown all did well, some of whom were in their first nationals.
Our regatta fleet did us proud, Rory O’Sullivan was 4th overall, David Jones 6th with Cillian Foster,Jonathan O’Shaughnessy, Freddie Froggatt and Eoin Horgan not far behind. Congratulations to all participants it looks as if our future is safe.

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