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Rocco Wright of Howth Takes Silver Again in Another Optimist Mega-Fleet -This Time in Spain

30th January 2020
Rocco Wright with his trophies and other top Oppie salors in Torrevieja, Alicante after taking second overall in a total fleet of 401 Optimists in the XIII Trofeo Euromarina Optimist Rocco Wright with his trophies and other top Oppie salors in Torrevieja, Alicante after taking second overall in a total fleet of 401 Optimists in the XIII Trofeo Euromarina Optimist

Howth Optimist ace Rocco Wright barely had time to gather breath - other than getting a haircut somewhere along the way - after taking second overall in the 225-boat Optimist fleet in Sail Melbourne 2020 in Australia before he was catapulted into the 401-boat fleet in the XIII Trofeo Euromarina 2020 at Torrevieja at Alicante in Spain. But while light and flukey airs in the final race may have denied him the overall win in Australia, in Spain it was heavy weather and gear breakages which were the problem.

Despite that, he was never out of the overall frame, and in the final tally, he took another silver medal to place second overall to Alessandro Cortese of Italy, with fellow-Italian Lisa Vucetti top girl and third overall.

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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