Run by the club for its junior and youth sailors, Sunday’s fun Coolmore race for dinghies started off Coolmore House near Rabbit Island and finished in front of the RCYC clubhouse at high tide.
This year the race was sponsored by local handcraft furniture and kitchen company House of Coolmore.
The club’s particular interest in promoting ‘mixed dinghies’ racing was reflected as a section within the race which also included Optimists, Toppers and Lasers.
There were three separate starts from 17:30 hours in front of the Coolmore Estate. The first for mixed dinghies, the second for Toppers and the third start for younger Optimist sailors.
The race is about 3 km long and boats usually get a tow up and come down with the tide. It’s a very sheltered course leading to light spots in places.
For the first time, the event incorporated the inaugural Coolmore Kayak and SUP (stand up paddleboards) Run for adults and juniors.
The Carrigaline-Crosshaven walk and cycleway runs alongside the river and provided lots of race course observation points.
Congratulations to all prize winners and in particular, Fionn Hayes who was the overall winner of the race in his Optimist.
Results here and images below from Bob.