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  • Alfonzo Moreno Perez wins the Connachts!


    The Optimist Connachts took place in Waterford Harbour Sailing Club over the weekend. And Alfonzo Moreno Perez won first place at the event, with Hugh Turvey in 2nd place (and first Irish), Cillian Foster in 3rd, Conor Gorman in 4th, Rory O’Sullivan in 5th and Emily Riordan first girl. First place in the Juniors went to

  • Team Ireland into the final 16 in the Team Racing World Championships!

    A very happy salute from Team Ireland at theTeam Racing World Championships in Thailand 2017

    62 countries entered the Optimist World Championships.  Following three days of fleet racing Ireland was seeded 40th  out of 48 teams that qualified for the Team Racing World Championships. After a long day on the water in Pattaya, Team Ireland, under Captain Harry Twomey secured a place in the final 16.  An amazing achievement, for

  • Connachts 2017 – Results – WHSC


    Below please find links to the results. Results will be posted as soon as possible following each race. Senior Fleet Junior Fleet Regatta Fleet

  • Important Notice

    We are trying to locate the Connacht’s Junior Silver Trophy. This was handed into Hollywood during the Ulsters. Please can the person who received this confirm they are bringing it to Waterford?

  • Best of luck to the Irish IDT French Nationals Team


    The Optimist Sailors on the International Development Team (IDT) France set off for France earlier today to compete in the French Nationals from July 15 to July 22nd. The team is comprised of: James Dwyer Matthews, RCYC/ KYC Kate Horgan, RCYC Trevor Bolger,  RStGYC Harry Pritchard,  RCYC Nathen Van Steenberge, NYC Thomas O Neill, HYC Eimer McMorrow

  • Important Information for this weekends Connacht’s

    This weekend sees the IODAI Connacht Championships taking place in Waterford Harbour Sailing Club (WHSC).  If you are travelling to the event, please follow the link below to see important information relevant to the event: WHSC Event Information SSI’s for the event Visiting Rib Registration Forms We have over 100 boats travelling to the Connacht’s.

  • Optimist Sailing brothers win Dinghy Fest 2017!

    It is always great to see top Optimist sailors like Harry and Simon Pritchard sailing two person boats.  Last weekend the Pritchard brothers joined the Feva fleet for Dinghy Fest, where they came 1st overall!  A great achievement.   It is good to try a range of boats and see what its like to sail a

  • Important Notice Nationals 2017

    Entries are filling up fast for the Irish Optimist National & Open Championship. Please note that that due to a restriction on space on the deck of Royal Irish Yacht Club, they can only accept 200 boats for the event. With this in mind entries will be restricted to a maximum of 200 boats as follows:

  • Best of luck to the Irish Worlds Team in Thailand

    Worlds Team in their Rashr.com team gear

    The Irish Worlds Team 2017 have arrived in Thailand to compete in the 2017 Optimist World Championship. The Team is comprised of Justin Lucas (RCYC & TBSC), Harry Twomey (RCYC & CHSC), Leah Rickard (NYC), Alana Coakley (RstGYC) and Charlie Cullen (NYC & RstGYC). The team will compete in this record breaking landmark world stage

  • Irish Oppie Nationals Open for entries!

    Nationals 2017 RIYC

    We are delighted to announce that The Irish Optimist National & Open Championship is now open for entries. The Irish nationals is always a great event with lots of fun both on and off the water.   So sign up today to make sure you don’t miss out. Dates: August 17th to 20th Location: Royal Irish Yacht

  • OptiWeek 2017, the only open to all summer clinic


    OptiWeek and LaserWeek 2017 will be run by the Tralee Bay Maritime Centre from August 7th till August 11th with a coached regatta on the 12th. The clinic is Open to all sailors with an interest in racing and/or preparing for their premier event of the year, the Nationals. The team in Tralee are already

  • Crosbie Cup Entry Extended!

    Entry to the Crosbie Cup has been extended to Saturday July 1st, with no late entry fee for entries up until 10pm on July 1st. This year the Crosbie Cup is taking place at Sutton Dinghy Club, Co. Dublin. The event is open to the following: All Regatta Fleet sailors and Main Fleet Silver Seniors


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