Midweek racing for the Optimist class has been rescheduled for next week only from Tuesday to Wednesday to coincide with the special event for Peter O’Leary who has been chosen to represent Ireland in the Star Class at the Bejing Olympics.
Peter is the first ex-Optimist sailor from the Royal Cork to be selected for the Olympics so a great turnout from the class and the parents is expected to provide a fitting send off.
A sailing supper with a Chinese flavour (and others for the less adventurous) will be available at a cost of €15 per adult and €10 per junior and the club will provide complimentary drinks.
Launching will be at 6pm sharp as usual and the sailors will escort Peter up the river at 7:45pm for supper just after 8pm.
This will provide our sailors with great opportunity to meet Peter and wish him luck on his quest.