The IODAI Optimist Trials concluded on Sunday afternoon 12th April with a 13 race series run over 4 days. 61 sailors – aged 11 to 15 (a mix of junior and seniors) from around the country raced having qualified last year to compete. Racing was conducted on the Curlane Bank under the supervision of Race Officer Anthony O’Leary.
Well done to all our sailors who competed, many for the first time. Special mention to Emily Whitaker and Robert Keal who secured places on the IODAI International Development Team (IDT) and will travel to Plérin to compete in the French Summer Cup in early July.
Leading sailor was Michéal O’Suilleabhain KYC followed by Harry Bell HYC/RNIYC and Gemma McDowell MYC. Full results available on http://iodai.com/results-files/trials2015.html. Daily reports by Claire Bateman available on http://www.royalcork.com
Special thanks to all the parents who volunteered to help during the event – we could not have run the event without you.
The next IODAI event will be the Munster Championships in Kinsale Yacht Club on 16th/17th May next.