Rory O’Sullivan wins at the Ulsters!

Rory O'Sullivan winner Ulsters 2017

Rory O’Sullivan winner Ulsters 2017

The Optimist Ulsters took place in the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club, with a fleet of 100 Optimists traveling to the event.  In trying conditions the race committee got three races in on Saturday but unfortunately the weather was not with them on Sunday.  After an initial postponement, racing was eventually abandoned on Sunday.

Rory O’Sullivan of RCYC won first place at the Ulsters this weekend.  He had a great event with two firsts and a second.  First place in the Juniors went to Luke Turvey of HYC & NYC, who had three bullets. First place in Regatta fleet went to Oisin Kelly.

A big thank you to all the race committee and the team of volunteers at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club.  You made all the Optimist fleet feel very welcome and really made the weekend special.

Well done to all the fantastic sailors who travelled from the four corners of Ireland to compete at the Ulsters.  You guys did an amazing job sailing in such challenging conditions and deserve a big pat on the back.

Luke Turvey, Jnr Winner Ulsters 2017

Luke Turvey, Jnr Winner Ulsters 2017

Full results are available on  A round up of the top fives in each fleet are detailed below.

Senior Gold Fleet

1st Rory O’Sullivan, RCYC

2nd Moss Simington, RStGYC

3rd Tim Norwood, RIYC

4th Hugh Turvey, HYC/NYC

5th Conor Gorman, NYC

First girl: Emily Riordan


Senior Silver Fleet

1st Sophie Kilmartin, MYC

2nd Eva Spillane, RCYC

3rd Kei Walker, RStGYC

4th Louis-Marie Jullo, NYC

5th Finn Cleary, RIYC


Junior Gold Fleet

1st Luke Turvey, HYC/NYC

2nd Johnny Flynn, HYC/ RStGYC

3rd Sam Ledoux, NYC

4th Simon Pritchard, RCYC

5th Stephane Cunnane, DSC/RCYC

First girl: Anna Keal


Junior Silver Fleet

1st Lucy Bateman, RCYC

2nd Jessica Riordan, RStGYC

3rd Rocco Wright, HYC

4th Killian Reidy, TBSC & FYC

5th Harry Sanfey, HYC


Regatta Fleet

1st Oisin Kelly, SDC/HYC

2nd Des Turvey, HYC

3rd Harry Moynan, RCYC

4th Seth Walker, RStGYC

5th Riona McMorrow-Moriarty


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