#OPTIMIST – Optimist sailors competed in the 2012 Ulster Championships at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club this weekend.
Saturday was windy and the Senior fleet raced two races, with the Junior fleet only completing one race; Sunday the wind was lighter, and the Senior fleet completed the series of 6 races, with the Junior event totalling 5 races.
The Senior fleet was won by Harry Durcan (RCYC) who is representing Ireland in the World Championships in the Caribbean later this summer. Second and third places also went to other Worlds sailors, Douglas Elmes(RCYC/WHSC) and Harry Whitaker(RCYC). The Senior silver fleet was won by Dara Donnelly of NYC.
In the Junior fleet, first prize overall and first place in the Silver fleet went to Peter Fagan of NYC. Second place, and first place in the Gold fleet went to another NYC sailor, Loghlen Rickard, with third place won by Mícheal O'Suilleabhain of KYC.