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Optimist News and Coaching Update

There has been lots happening in the class and lots more coming up.

First of all congratulations to all the sailors who competed in the Trials. We took 4 of the 7 places on the European Team, 5 of the 10 places on the International Development Team and have 3 members in the Under 12 National Squad. There is a full report elsewhere on the club website.

At the other end of the scale we had 39 beginners on the water last weekend – thank you very much to Darren O’Keefe, Brian Trevor, John Cudmore and the rest of the coaching team.

The next big event is the Munsters in Kinsale the weekend after next and I think we have a large entry of club sailors. To assist in preparation Paul Tingle and Stefano will take a group this Sunday (Rigged and dressed for sailing at 11oc). This is aimed at the younger sailors going to Kinsale (eg Junior squad sailors or young Trialists). It will not be suitable for the more experienced Trialists. Rather than take bookings please pay Paul Tingle €20 on the day at 11oc.

We also are planning a two day clinic for this group on Saturday 30th and Sunday May 31th again with Stefano – express your interest to Paul next Sunday – cost will be €40 please

Regarding further coaching we are delighted to confirm that Fernando will be back this June again and will be working with Stefano this year – last summers skills coaching program was excellent and we hope to continue to build on this. Fernando will be available to all the Junior Classes ie Optimist, Feva, Laser, 420 and will run small groups in half day sessions as before. This coaching will be of interest at all levels except beginner. Full details of how to sign up for this program will be circulated by the club later this month.

Saturday League Racing continues every Saturday FG 2.30pm, Launching 2pm

Tuesday Evening League Racing will start on Tuesday June 2nd, FG 6.30pm, Launching 6pm

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