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Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club
Counting four race wins in a ten race series, recently crowned British open Optimist Champion Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire added the Irish title in Lough Derg YC on Friday. With a scoreline…
Oppys jockey for position in Monday's racing
#Optimist - Results from Day 2 of the 2016 Optimist National and Open Championships on Lough Derg on Tuesday 16 August: Senior Division, Gold Fleet1st: Harry Twomey (RCYC and Crookhaven YC) – 21 pts; 2nd: Tom Higgins (RStGYC) – 23…
Action from Day 1 of the Oppy Open and Nationals on Lough Derg yesterday
#Optimist - Results from Day 1 of the 2016 Optimist National and Open Championships on Lough Derg, comprising Races 1, 2 and 3 on Monday 15 August: Senior Division, Gold Fleet1st: Harry Twomey (Royal Cork Yacht Club and Crookhaven YC)…
The Optimist Irish Championships opened at Lough Derg Yacht Club today
Lough Derg Yacht Club in County Tipperary plays host to two hundred and eight sailors from ten countries in this week's five-day, ten-race Optimist National and Open Championships. Today's opening ceremony took place at Dromineer. Led by pipers from the…
Royal St. George's Tom Higgins was the winner of the British Optimist Open Title
Tom Higgins of the Royal St. George Yacht Club was the winner of the British Optimist Open Championships with a huge margin of 24–points in a fleet of 89 boats at Largs in Scotland at the weekend. The Dun Laoghaire…
Optimist sailors will  contest ten races during the five-day event at Lough Derg Yacht Club
205 sailors have registered for the Irish National Optimist and Open Championship at Lough Derg Yacht Club, Dromineer, Co.Tipperary from Monday 15th to Friday 19th August 2016. One hundred and fifty five (155) will sail in the Main Fleet and…
The Irish 'Oppie' Euro team in Italy this week include Alana Coakley RstGYC, Fiona Ferguson NYC, Leah Rickard NYC, Moss Simmington RstGYC, David White Team Coach, Hugh Turvey NYC and HYC, Michael Crosbie RCYC, Harry Tuomey RCYC and Conor Gorman NYC
Racing at the Optimist European Championships in Crotone in Southern Italy was postponed this morning again after a long postponement yesterday after which one race was sailed in 25–knots and large seas. The event opened last Friday. The conditions so far have…
Oppie Euro team depart: Mel McGinley team mum, Alana Coakley RstGYC, Fiona Ferguson NYC, Leah Rickard NYC, Moss Simmington RstGYC, David White Team Coach, Hugh Turvey NYC and HYC, Michael Crosbie RCYC, Harry Tuomey RCYC and (front row) Conor Gorman NYC
The Irish Optimist Sailing team comprising of five Dublin sailors and two from Royal Cork Yacht Club pictured yesterday at Dublin Airport on their way to Crotone in Southern Italy for the Optimist European Championships. The event starts on Friday…
The Optimist team race trophy. Scroll down for drone video
Eleven teams of four sailors each took part in the IODAI–organised Optimist event on Friday 1st July at Malahide Yacht Club. Royal Cork Yacht Club and Monkstown Bay Sailing Club were well represented with five teams. The sailors completed 25…
120 young sailors competed on the Broadmeadow Water at Malahide. See vid below.
The Optimist Ulster Championships, hosted by Malahide Yacht Club, saw 120 young sailors compete on the Broadmeadow Water in mixed conditions over two days, with the honours in the Gold Fleets at both Senior and Junior levels going to Royal…
Optimists racing in Villamoura. See video below that includes top Irish sailor Tom Higgins
After three races sailed, Royal St. George's Tom Higgins is best of a five boat Irish team at this week's 2016 Optimist World Championships in Vilamoura, Portugal. A massive fleet of 255–boats are competing. Provisional results put Higgins (who is interviewed…
Wind Returns at Foynes Yacht Club on Day Two of Optimist Connaughts
Day 2 of the Optimist Connaught Championships at Foynes Yacht Club saw much better wind and the Main Fleet getting 3 Championship races successfully completed. The day’s racing kicked off at 11.05am with suitable conditions but a fairly light breeze…
Optimist sailors prepare for the Connaughts at Foynes
Following an onshore briefing at 11am, a fleet of 118 Optimists headed on to the water for Day 1 of the Optimist Connaught Championships 2016 at Foynes Yacht Club. Lack of wind and very poor visibility due to constant heavy…
Optimist Connacht Champs at Foynes Yacht Club Open for Entries
The Cois Sionna Credit Union Connachts are open for entries now. The event takes place in Foynes Yacht Club on June 11th and 12th. Regular Entry Fee is €60 and the closing date is Friday 27th May. (Late Entry Fee:…
Optimist dinghy competitors return to Dun Laoghaire Harbour after today's Leinster Championship conclusion at the Royal St. George YC
A combined fleet of 148 Optimist dinghies racing in Senior, Junior and Regatta fleets competed for Leinster Championships honours at the Royal St. George Yacht Club at the weekend. Senior honours in a 48–boat fleet went to 15–year–old Harry Bell of…
Kinsale Yacht Culb's Micheal O'Suileabhain from Kinsale Yacht Club on the podium in Holland
Team CH Marine member Micheal O'Suileabhain from Kinsale Yacht Club finished second overall at the Optimist Braassemermeer Easter Regatta in Holland yesterday. According to the IODAI, the series was cut short with the arrival of storm 'Katie'. It meant the series was completed…

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