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Optimist Regatta Fleet Fun at Royal Cork National Championships (Slideshow Here!)

17th August 2020
Regatta Fleet fun at Crosshaven. Generally children in the regatta fleet are between 8-11yrs. Scroll down for a slideshow of photos from Royal Cork at the weekend Regatta Fleet fun at Crosshaven. Generally children in the regatta fleet are between 8-11yrs. Scroll down for a slideshow of photos from Royal Cork at the weekend Photo: Bob Bateman

Last weekend's AIB Optimist National Dinghy Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club featured a 36-boat Regatta Fleet that features an introduction to sailing and welcomes children from 8-15yrs.

The fleet is designed to give children coaching and confidence in a fun atmosphere at an IODAI event with an emphasis on training. All this was certainly evident over the four days at Royal Cork Yacht Club, the hosts for the 2020 event where the regatta fleet sailed in the sheltered waters of Cork Harbour.

In the Regatta fleet racing, the Bateman family had great success with local sailor Ethel Bateman taking first place, closely followed by her brother Olin in second. Third place went to Henrietta Leech from Lough Ree Yacht Club, in fourth place was Fionn Hayes RCYC/MBSC and Maria Butler NYC finished in fifth place. 

Bob Bateman's Optimist Regatta Fleet SlideShow is Below

Published in Optimist, Royal Cork YC
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