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Oppie Munsters Report

Tom and Rob Keal competing in the Oppie Munsters in Kinsale.

Tom and Rob Keal competing in the Oppie Munsters in Kinsale.

The Oppie Munsters were held in Kinsale last weekend and Royal Cork sailors were to the fore again. Following Chris Bateman’s fantastic win in the Lenster Junior fleet, brothers Tom and Robert Keal dominated in Kinsale, Tom coming 2nd and Robert 4th. In race 5 Tom was 1st and Robert 2nd – a great family achievement. Chris Bateman kept his good form finishing 10th with Jennifer O’Shaughnessy 13th, Cathal O’Regan 11th, Cillian Foster 16th and 2nd silver and Emily Whitaker 15th. Well done to all our Junior fleet.
James McCann won the Senior fleet having to win the last race to take the honours also two 2nds in a five race series. Ronan Walsh was an excellent 5th with Lucy Donworth 8th and Sarah Cudmore 10th.
In Regatta fleet the best Royal Cork competitors were Johnathan O’Shaughnessy 5th, Conor Herne 6th, Sophie Crosbie 8th and Freddie Froggatt 10th. with Patrick Cotter, Harry Twomey, Eoin Horgan, Oisin McSweeny, Ewan Chalmin, Anna Keal, Eva Spillane, Ciara Burns also competing in regatta fleet – well done to all.

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