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Optimist Class Flag Heralds European Champs for Royal St. George YC
#opti – The Irish European Optimist team return home later today (Monday) from the 2013 European Championships on Lake Balaton, Hungary, an event that had its fair share of light winds. The team - RCYC's Richard McGinley and Rebecca O'Shaughnessy, NYC's…
Gorman Best of Irish Optimists as Light Winds Prevail on Lake Balaton
#Opti – Organisers at the European Optimist championships in Lake Balaton, Hungary where an Irish team is competing are struggling to complete races in just five knots of breeze.Only about half of the scheduled races have been sailed up to lunch…
Optimist Juniors Heading for Galway Bay Sailing Club
#opti – This weekend Galway Bay Sailing Club are hosting the Connaught Optimist Championships 2013 in Renville Oranmore, County Galway. GBSC has been preparing for the event for some weeks now and the club is expecting to have approximately 120 children…
Irish Optimist European Team to Compete on Lake Balaton
#optimist – The Irish Optimist European Sailing team flew to Hungary yesterday to compete at the Optimist European Championships on Lake Balaton from the 30th June to 6th July.
Junior Dinghy Class Gets Event Sponsor for Irish Title Fight
#optimist – On line insurance specialist,, is to sponsor the 2013 Irish National and Open Optimist dinghy sailing Championships, to be hosted by the National Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire in August. The event is anticipated to attract well…
Irish Optimist Worlds, European & International Teams Announced
Three Irish junior sailing squads were announced at Royal Cork Yacht Club last weekend at the end of the Irish Optimist class trials in Cork Harbour. The top 56 Optimist youth sailors in Ireland were in Royal Cork Yacht Club…
2013 Optimist Trials at Crosshaven End in Light airs
As expected, today was light with 4/5 knots of South/South Easterly breeze and this increased to about 8 knots for the second race of the day at Royal Cork's Optimist trials writes Claire Bateman. This completed the schedule of sixteen…
Durcan Twins Lead Optimist Trials at Royal Cork Yacht Club
#optimist – Twin brothers Harry and Johnny Durcan in top two slots at the youth sailing Optimist Trials with two races left to be sailed today  at Royal Cork Yacht Club writes Claire Bateman. Fifty six Optimist invitees based, on…
Top Optimist Dinghy Sailors Trial Begins at Royal Cork Yacht Club
Huge excitement this morning as the top 56 Optimist youth sailors in Ireland congregate in Royal Cork Yacht Club for the second leg of the 2013 Trials series in Cork Harbour. The Trials series takes place over two long weekends.…
Weather Forces Cancellation of Brassed Off Cup
#Optimist - Howth Yacht Club has announced that the annual Brassed Off Cup for Optimists scheduled to be held tomorrow 29 March (Good Friday) has been cancelled due to the persistent wintry conditions on the East Coast. The Brassed Off…
Optimist Sailors Arrive for Baltimore Sailing Club Spring Clinic
#optimist – 150 Optimist sailors, with boats and parents in tow, are converging on Baltimore Sailing Club in West Cork today for what looks to be the largest turn out to date for the annual Optimist Spring training clinic. Sailors…
Irish Optimist Sailor Wins Top Bermudan Trophy
#optimist – It all came down to the last race for Royal Cork's Douglas Elmes at Bermuda's Renaissance Junior Gold Cup but the young Irish champion who had already won the Irish title in August in Kinsale survived a strong…
Durcan and Fagan Are Optimist Munster Winners
optiimist – A terrific turnout at the 2012 Optimist Munster Championships in Crosshaven at the weekend saw RCYC's Harry Durcan take the Senior Gold title, with Junior Gold going to the National YC's Peter Fagan. Day 1 saw the fleet…
Cork boats dominate Optimist Connachts
Royal Cork YC helms won both the senior and junior divisions of the Joe Duffy BMW Optimist Connacht Championships hosted by Malahide Yacht Club, with the honours going to Douglas Elmes and James McCann respectively. Sailed on the Broadmeadows on…
Joe Duffy BMW to sponsor Optimist Connachts at Malahide
Malahide Yacht Club has announced that the Optimist Connacht Championship which it is hosting on behalf of the International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland on September 8th & 9th is to be sponsored by Joe Duffy, Ireland’s leading BMW dealer,…
Irish Success at UK Optimist Nationals Toasted in Pwllheli
#oppy – Two Irish boats have finished in the top ten of the 70-boat British Optimist class championships. In a strong showing for Cork harbour teams Royal Cork Yacht Club boats were the top Irish boats in both senior and…

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