Admiral John Roche was on hand over the weekend to accept a beautiful painting of young sailors competing in the optimist dinghy. The painting was presented by Ian Venner on behalf of EY (Ernst & Young), who very kindly sponsored the painting as part of their sponsorship of the Optimist Munsters hosted by the Royal Cork in September 2016.
Prints of the painting by local young artist, Rick McGroarty, were used as prizes for the event. Admiral John Roche commented by saying he was delighted to receive this painting on behalf of the members and sincerely thanked Ian for showing support to the club and in particular to our junior dinghy section. In return, Ian said that EY were delighted to support both junior sailing and upcoming local artists, and leave a legacy on display in the clubhouse.
The painting will be displayed very soon so please make sure you stop and admire the level of detail that it contains.