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Browne Takes Oppy Munsters on Home Waters (Photos here)
27 knots was never going to stop Sophie Browne and  the brave sailors of the Irish Optimist class at Tralee Bay Sailing Club, Fenit, Co.Kerry. The fleet was in town for the Optimist Munster Championships and the local girl proved…
McCann Wins Ulster Oppy Title
Last weekend (11/12th June) saw the Optimist Ulster Championships return to Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club after a three year gap. The weather, always so critical in sailing events, did its usual trick of throwing everything possible at the…
Hyland Wins Leinster Optimist Championships
Dublin Bay local Adam Hyland has won the Optimist Leinster Championships on home waters this afternoon in blustery conditions that saw the series completed in the comparative shelter of Scotsman's bay in the lee of Dun Laoghaire's East pier as…
Another Win for Sophie as Breezy Conditions Continue
Tralee's sailing sensation Sophie Brown continued her winning form this month when Galway Bay Sailing Club played host to the Optimist Connacht championships last weekend. Brown was the winner of this month's bank holiday Mitsubish Youth championships in Dun Laoghaire.…
Browne is New Zealand Bound After Consistent Trials Win
The IODAI Optimist Trials concluded in Dun Laoghaire this weekend at the Mitsubishi Youth Regatta with a fine win for Sophie Browne. The Tralee Bay Sailor raced a consistent series with blinding boatspeed to pip long term leader Sean Donnelly…
Irish Optimists Finish Top in Braassemeer
Ireland finished top country at the massive Dutch Easter Optimist dinghy sailing event at Braassemeer Easter regatta. The National Yacht Club's Sean Donnelly was fourth and Royal St. George's Adam Hyland fifth overall in the Gold fleet. Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain took…
Sailing to Success at Kinsale Optimist Trials
Fourteen year old Dun Laoghaire sailor Sean Donnelly was in top form sailing off Kinsale yesterday (SCROLL down for Photos by Bob Bateman) to win four of eight races in the first leg of the 2011 Optimist dinghy sailing trials. All…
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy Sets New World Record
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, has set the Guinness World Record for the 'Largest Parade of Boats' with the International Optimist Class Association. The record took place on July 25, 2010 within the waters of Weymouth and Portland featuring…
Donnelly Wins Dun Laoghaire End of Season Oppy Event
At the weekend's end of season Optimist dinghy class Championships (aka the Gorman Trophy) held at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire local helmsman Sean Donnelly was a popular win in a fleet of 66 boats. Second was Sean…
McCann Wins Opti Nationals in Consistent Style
Royal Cork Optimist ace Peter McCann completed a clean sweep of the National Championships at Waterford Harbour SC yesterday counting nine of 11 results in the top three of the combined fleet of 249 boats. McCann's consistent performance put him…
Royal Cork 1, 2 and 3 at Optimist Nationals
Two more races were sailed today at the Optimist National Championships in Waterford Harbour Sailing Club but a third race did not happen due to combination of strong winds and poor visibility. Royal Cork Yacht Club are dominating the top positions…
Royal Cork's Peter McCann Takes Early Lead at Oppy Nationals
The 3 sponsored Irish Optimist Nationals got underway today in Dunmore East in County Waterford. A total of 234 boats raced two races in light to moderate North West breezes, remaining steady for the day. Provisional results after 2 races:…
Irish Oppys Head for Dunmore East
The Irish Optimist Irish National Championships take place next week at Dunmore East in Co. Waterford from 17th - 21st August. Below at the launch of the event  at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club were  (left to right) Anna Potterton (WHSC)…

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