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Optimist Update

There is a prizegiving after racing next Tuesday for the July leagues. Lots of prizes for Gold, Silver, Bronze and Copper so be sure to be there.

Racing will be as normal on Tuesdays and Saturdays for the month of August with the last Tuesday race of the season on Aug 25th.

Darren O’Keeffe and his team plan to run Copper Fleet coaching on Saturday Mornings in September for 4 weeks – this will be suitable for sailors on level 1 standard and to take part you must have your own boat. Register your interest now by emailing

The following are registered for the silver fleet coaching with Thomas Chaix our National Coach on next Wed and Thursday (5th and 6th). Sam McGinley, Jill McGinley, Mathew Kehoe, Oliver Nyhan, Jamie Tingle, Criofan Guilfoyle, Ewan O’Keeffe. Rigged and ready for 1030 on the first day and 1000 the second day please. Cost €50 on the first day please.

We have a large travelling contingent heading for Dun Laoghaire for the Nationals in a few weeks time – if you haven’t entered please note that late entry fees will apply from Aug 7th – Details here.

Main Fleet club sailors will be supported at the Nationals by Stefano and George – we need to get two ribs to Dublin for their use – if you can help with transport please let me know.

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