With the end of year celebrations curtailed last year due to covid restrictions, the annual prizegiving for the ILCAs and Topper classes was postponed. The dedication all our sailors have showed through the covid restrictions has been amazing. Each fleet has gone from strength to strength. The numbers have grown and the standards have risen, all while having great fun and enjoyment across all the club dinghy programs.
Now, at last the club has the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of those sailors . Congratulations to Jonathan O Shaughnessy Laser Sailor of the year 2021, Julie Cole Most improved Laser Sailor 2021, Liam Duggan Topper Sailor of the Year 2021, and Daisy Walsh Most improved Topper Sailor of the year 2021.
We also took the opportunity to celebrate the connection between our club and Real Club Náutico de La Coruña. Mauro Gonzalez Regueral Noguerol has been a member for the past year while studying and living in Crosshaven. Mauro is an accomplished ILCA sailor and has continued to develop his sailing during his time here at RCYC. Admiral Kieran O’Connell and Mauro participated in the handover of ensigns from Mauro’s home club Real Club Náutico de La Coruña and the Royal Cork Yacht Club. We wish Mauro the best in his next sailing venture in the USA. Hopefully, this is just the beginning of a great relationship between the clubs going forward.