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Optimist Cobbler League

Optimist Cobbler League

The 2021 October Cobbler league concluded on Sunday. 
Between the tide and the breeze, the 16 sailors made short work of the journey to the racecourse on the Bank. Wind conditions were not as light as we’ve been accustomed to over the last few months, with strong lengthy gusts demanding optimum reserve, particularly from our Regatta fleet. The strong breeze prompted a couple of sailors to opt for the hospitality of the mother ship rather than take part in racing. Those who raced got good experience in challenging beats up the breeze as well as controlling their boats as they surfed and planed downwind. The wind strength was unrelenting and with a good race in the bag the league concluded, and it was back to shore for welcome hot chocolate.

Congratulations to the prizewinners:
In Senior Main fleet: Gold – Oisin Pierse 1st, Caoimhe Corkery 2nd and Isha Duggan 3rd. Silver – Ethel Bateman 1st and Fionn Hayes 2nd. Bronze – Clodagh Foster 1st and Rory Whyte (WHSC) 2nd.
In Junior Main fleet: Gold – Lucy Moynan 1st, Andrew O’Neill 2nd and Olin Bateman 3rd. Silver – Rian O’Neill 1st. Bronze – Eoin Pierse 1st and Oisin Martin 2nd.

In Regatta fleet: Kate Deane 1st, Tara Hayes 2nd and Clara Deane 3rd.

Well done to all the competitors, thank you to Rob Bateman and John Corkery, and thank you to the parents who supported the event over the 4 Sundays. 
Results are here and Bob Bateman captured images throughout the month which are available here.
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