Optimists return to Ulster at Stunning East Antrim Boat Club.
This weekend 57 boats headed north to Larne for the first Ulster Championship in Ulster in over 5 years supported by a strong local group of dedicated club members.
The fleet will return again to the North next April for the Irish Sailing Youth Pathway at Ballyholme Yacht Club.
The event took place in glorious sunshine and light to medium winds. The race committee delivered 6 races over the two days in Lough Larne. With no wind on Saturday the fleet had to ‘hang out’ for wind which delivered two good races on day 1. Sunday delivered 4 excellent races with a mix of winners in both fleets during the day.
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Senior fleet Gold
1. Des Turvey (HYC). 2. Harry Dunne (HYC). 3. Oisin Pierse (RCYC)
Senior fleet Silver
1. Ethan Hunt (RSGYC). 2. Freddie Doig (EABC). 3. Kate Flood (RSGYC)
Junior fleet Gold
1. Conor Cronin (MYC). 2. Carolina Carra (RSGYC). 3. Juliet Ryan (MYC)
Junior fleet Silver
1. Louise Hanley (NYC). 2. Felix Dion (NYC). 3. Matt Mapplebeck (KYC)
Junior fleet Bronze
1. Lily Donagh (LDYC). 2. Tomás A Coistealbha (MYC). 3. Finn Foley (RSGYC)
1.Maeve Donagh (LDYC). 2. Emily Donagh (LDYC). 3. Basile Dion (NYC)
Best U12 Ben Brownlee (EABC) , U11 Isabelle Hunt (RSGYC), U10 Maeve Donagh (LDYC), U9 Alex Butcher (MYC), U8 Aurèle Dion (NYC). Spirit Award Aisling Cronin (MYC)
Next event is at Monkstown Bay, Cork on 4/5 October 2021 the last regional event of the year.
IODAI will be running a National Training Week in Mid Term October 2021 at MYC, to close out a busy year for the sailors and with over 200 sailors attending the events this year a big turnout is expected.
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