On 1st July our Topper fleet moved residence to Waterford Harbour Sailing Club for three days of coaching. This pre National Topper Championship training proved invaluable when our sailors took on the infamous Dunmore East Swell!
Fifty five sailors from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales travelled to the event. The event provided an excellent prelude for the Topper Worlds in Pwllheli Wales in August. Three days of racing saw the OD complete a nine race series with Adam D’Arcy finishing 4th Irish and 1st U17. Ronan Walsh had an excellent event finishing 5th Irish. Lucy Donworth, Eoghan O’ Regan and Maeve O’ Sullivan had solid finishes amongst the top eighteen National sailors. Cian Jones, one of the newest members to our fleet, gained invaluable experience from his fist national event coping very well with varied weather conditions.
Thank you to all the parents who helped make this week so successful and to the Elmes family who provided event accommodation for the majority of our RCYC sailors.