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HYC's Johnny Flynn Wins Optimist Ulsters By 21–Point Margin at Malahide Yacht Club

21st May 2018
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In a fine turnout of 126–boats, there was 55 Optimists in the main fleet, 50 in the junior fleet and 21 in the Regatta fleet for the Malahide–based Ulster Championships In a fine turnout of 126–boats, there was 55 Optimists in the main fleet, 50 in the junior fleet and 21 in the Regatta fleet for the Malahide–based Ulster Championships Photo: Afloat.ie

With five top three results out of six races sailed, Howth Yacht Club & RStGYC youth Johnny Flynn was the clear winner of the Ulster Optimist Championships sailed at Malahide Yacht Club over the weekend by a large margin of 21–points.

Dublin sailors took nine out of the ten top places with National Yacht Club sailors, in particular, occupying from second to sixth overall. 

In a fine turnout of 126–boats, there was 55 in the main fleet, 50 in the junior fleet and 21 in the Regatta fleet.

Although youth champion Justin Lucas of Tralee Bay started the event well with a race win, 'BFD' and 'DNC' results scored in races three and four ruled him out of overall contention and he finished 15th.

Ulsters 2018 Optimist Championships - Main Fleet

1st IRL 1607 Howth Yacht Club & RStGYC youth Johnny Flynn  M 13 Senior Gold 2 2 2 (10) 2 3 11
2nd IRL 1350 Sam Ledoux NYC M 13 Senior Gold 8 4 3 3 (15) 14 32
3rd IRL 1564 Leah Rickard NYC F 15 Senior Gold 4 3 (14) 5 12 9 33
4th IRL 1475 Conor Gorman NYC M 15 Senior Gold 9 (14) 4 2 10 10 35
5th IRL 1565 Fiachra McDonnell NYC M 13 Senior Gold 10 5 (21) 1 13 7 36
6th IRL 1588 Rian Geraghty-McDonnell NYC M 15 Senior Gold 6 11 (56 DNC) 4 9 6 36
7th IRL 1586 James Dwyer Matthews RCYC & KYC M 14 Senior Gold 12 15 1 (17) 5 5 38
8th IRL 1604 Luke Turvey HYC & NYC M 13 Senior Gold 15 1 (29) 18 7 1 42
9th IRL 1606 Emily Riordan RStGYC F 15 Senior Gold 14 9 (17) 9 6 4 42
10th IRL 1603 Hugh Turvey HYC & NYC

Ulsters 2018 Optimist Championships - Junior Fleet

1st IRL 1608 Rocco Wright HYC & NYC M 12 Junior Gold (2) 1 1 1 1 1 5
2nd IRL 1597 Jessica Riordan RStGYC F 12 Junior Gold 3 3 2 2 3 (4) 13
3rd IRL 1598 Clementine van Steenberge NYC F 12 Junior Gold (5) 5 4 5 2 3 19
4th IRL 1587 Alana Twomey RCYC & CHSC F 12 Junior Gold (6) 6 5 4 4 2 21
5th IRL 1502 Russell Bolger RStGYC M 12 Junior Gold 4 4 3 (8) 8 5 24
6th IRL 1528 Peter Williams RStGYC & CHSC M 12 Junior Gold 7 7 6 6 9 (11) 35
7th IRL 1576 Emmet Lucas RCYC M 12 Junior Gold 8 (15) 8 12 7 7 42
8th IRL 1580 Lucia Cullen NYC & RStGYC F 12 Junior Gold (13) 8 9 7 10 8 42
9th IRL 1473 Matty Keane RIYC M 12 Junior Gold 10 9 10 9 (12) 6 44
10th IRL 1463 Ben O Shaughnessy RCYC M 12 Junior Gold 1 2 (51 BFD) 3 6 35 47

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