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Five Irish Youth Sailors Competing at Optimist Worlds on Lake Garda

2nd July 2021
Team Ireland - Lucia Cullen, RStGYC, Rocco Wright, HYC, William Walsh, HYC, Harry Moynan, RCYC and Eolann Hynes are competing in the event with coach, Simone Ricci and team leader, Emily Cullen.
Team Ireland - Lucia Cullen, RStGYC, Rocco Wright, HYC, William Walsh, HYC, Harry Moynan, RCYC and Eolann Hynes are competing in the event with coach, Simone Ricci and team leader, Emily Cullen

The Optimist World championships 2021 started today in Fraglia Vela Riva in Lake Garda, Italy and Ireland has five sailors competing.

Over 60 countries are competing in this event with a total of 266 sailors at the freshwater Italian venue.

Lucia Cullen, RStGYC, Rocco Wright, HYC, William Walsh, HYC, Harry Moynan, RCYC and Eolann Hynes are competing in the event with coach, Simone Ricci and team leader, Emily Cullen.

Team Ireland at the Opening Ceremony in Riva del GardaTeam Ireland at the Opening Ceremony in Riva del Garda

Racing started today. The event can be followed on the Optimist world championship event microsite.

As Afloat reported previously, Rocco Wright has been on form and last weekend in a fleet of nearly 300 boats from 31 nations with Lake Garda in fine sailing form, he won overall by an astonishing nine points.

Meanwhile, on Irish waters, Howth Yacht Club is preparing for the Leinster Optimist Dinghy Championships as Afloat reports here.

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