The 2014 Burns Cup came to a conclusion last Saturday and was won by Rory O’Sullivan. Rory is having a fantastic season, adding the Burns Cup to the Junior Silver National Title won over the summer, so congratulations Rory, well done!
This year is the 20th Anniversary of the Burns Cup. The competition was first held in 1994 after Joe and Mary Burns and their family decided to honour the Royal Cork with a specially commissioned sculpture by sculptor, Liz Morrissey as a result of Joe and Mary’s Children, Caoimhe and Darragh beginning a life long love of Sailing in Optimists. In fact, Caoimhe competed in the ISAF World Ladies Championships at the Royal Cork earlier this year. The Burns Cup was first raced for at the At Home and subsequently raced for as the September league. In 2014 the family became aware that the Silver and Bronze trophies were missing so they very generously decided to replace them, adding a new trophy for Copper fleet.
It was a great pleasure to welcome Joe and Mary to the Burns Cup prize giving on Saturday to present the Trophies to this year’s Sailors.
The Gold fleet was won by Rory O’Sullivan with Rob Keal in 2nd and Jennifer O’Shaughnessy in 3rd.
In the Silver fleet, Johnathon O’Shaughnessy took the honours and was presented with the new 1st Silver Perpetual trophy. Sophie Crosbie was 2nd and David Jones in 3rd.
The Bronze fleet was won by Eoin Horgan and was presented with the new 1st Bronze Perpetual trophy, 2nd place was Michael Crosbie with Conor Deane in 3rd.
Finally, the Copper Fleet and the new 1st Copper Perpetual trophy was won by David Sugrue, with Jamie Venner in 2nd place and Eva Spillane in 3rd.
Thank you again to the Burns family for their continued support of the competition.