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Optimists Race in Shadow of Storm Hannah & James Dwyer Matthews Continues to Lead

26th April 2019
Optimist racing in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for photo gallery Optimist racing in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for photo gallery Credit: Bob Bateman

The Optimist class at the Irish Sailing Youth Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club were the only class that got racing today thanks to the relative shelter of their race course on Cork Harbour's Curlane Bank.

In the Trials fleet, after six races sailed and one discard, James Dwyer Matthews of Kinsale leads the 60-boat fleet with Sam Ledoux of the National Yacht Club second and Rocco Wright of Howth third.  Full results here

Local Optimist sailor James Dwyer Matthews extended his overall lead of the class at the end of the sixth race in the series that started on Thursday.  The 15 year old is counting all top five results to date.

 Kerry’s Eimer McMorrow Morriarty is best of the girls in the class in fifth overall.

Racing is currently abandoned for the day and possibly until later on Saturday subject to a decision in the morning and depending on the progress of Storm Hanna.

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