Waterford Harbour Sailing Club is delighted to host the three Irish Optimist National Championships from the 17th – 21st August. This is the biggest one-design sailing event in Ireland this year, with more than 200 Optimists arriving in Dunmore East for a week of competitive racing and a host of social activities on land. An international fleet of 150 boats will battle it out for the senior titles, while more than 50 will compete in the regatta fleet.
Entries from Finland, India, Bermuda, Spain, England and Scotland added to the Irish contingent, make this a truly cosmopolitan affair. Twenty local members will represent Waterford Harbour Sailing Club.
Fleets are arranged by age into Senior (13-15 years) and Junior (up to 12 years) plus a Regatta Fleet for less experienced sailors of any age.