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Irish Optimist Team Flies Out To World Champs in Poland
#optimist – The Irish Optimist team flew out to Dziwnow, Poland yesterday for the Optimist dinghy world championships. The event runs from 26th August to 4th September and will include team racing as well as individual racing. The team are…
Optimist Sailor Conor Gorman Sails Well on Final Day to Win Junior Championship
#optimistnationals – I was delighted to win the Junior Optimist Nationals in Skerries, County Dublin last weekend writes Conor Gorman (aged12) . When I saw the forecast, I was happy that the winds were going to be light, which are…
Skerries' Own Peter Fagan Wins Under–16 Optimist Title
#optimist – After a serious hiccup in the first of today's (Sunday's) senior fleet races when he finished way down the fleet, Skerries' own Peter Fagan redeemed himself with a top ten finish in the final race of the Leaseplan…
Black Flags Flown At Skerries Optimist Nationals
#opti – A general recall in today's first race at the Leaseplan Irish Optimist National and Open Championships at Skerries Sailing Club led to black flags being brandished by Race Officer Liam Dineen with the result that a total of…
Malahide Yacht Club Sailor Leads Optimist Nationals At Skerries
#optinats – Malahide Yacht Club's Gemma McDowell leads the Leaseplan Irish Optimist National Championship at Skerries Sailing Club after two days of racing. The event continues until Sunday. McDowell faces stiff opposition from Howth's Harry Bell who is just one point…
200 Youth Sailors To Sail for Glory in Skerries At Optimist Nationals
#oppie – Skerries Sailing Club Junior Section will host the IODAI Leaseplan sponsored Optimist National Sailing Championships between August 13 and 16. Upwards of 200 young sailors are expected at the event. Over a four-day series of races plucky kids from every…
Tough Going at British Optimist Championships, Skerries Sailor Tops Irish in Pwllheli
#Young sailors have battled it out in seven races so far at the Volvo Gill Optimist Championships in Pwhelli - it's been a tough few days, with the weather being predominantly windy and wet, but the sun is now shining…
Irish Oppies Conclude Euro Campaign Today in Pwllheli
  #oppieeuros – Jamie McMahon, Ireland's sole gold fleet boys representative at the Optimist Europeans in Wales, lies 48th overall with the last race of the Championships to sail this morning. Although the Girls division winner has been announced with…
Ireland's McMahon, Levie & O'Beirne Make Gold Fleet at Optimist Europeans
#oppie – Ireland's Jamie McMahon is the top Irish boy at the Optimist Europeans in Wales after six qualifying races sailed and will be the sole Irish boy racing in the gold fleet today. The top Irish girl is Sarah…
Irish Optimists Set Sail in Euro Champs, Spain Leads The Fleet
#optimist – Spain made the biggest impact as their sailors won no fewer than six of the first 15 races of the 2015 Magic Marine Optimist European Championships at Plas Heli, Pwllheli in North Wales today (Sunday 19 July). In…
Eight Boat Irish Optimist Team Compete At Euro Champs in Pwllheli
#optieuros – Ireland is represented by a team of eight young sailors among 500 sailors from 37 nations competing at the Optimist European Championships at Pwllheli in North Wales today. Flags from the 37 competing nations were paraded through Pwllheli to…
Girls Triumph at Lough Ree Yacht Club Optimist Connachts
#optimist – The 2015 IODAI Optimist Connacht Championships took place over the weekend of the 11/12 July hosted by Lough Ree Yacht Club. The event attracted 137 entries. The Senior Fleet was won by Clare Gorman of the National Yacht…
Optimist Dinghies Race off Howth for Vice Presidents Team Racing Trophy 2015
#optimist – The Optimist class will be team racing in the waters off Howth Yacht Club this weekend competing against each other to get a winner of the VP Trophy with races umpired by national & international race umpires writes…
Howth Yacht Club's Harry Bell is Top Optimist at Ballyholme
#optimist – Howth Yacht Club's Harry Bell was the winner of a cut–short Optimist Ulster Championships at Ballyholme Yacht Club yesterday. Like other east coast sailing events Satuday's schedule was blown out and three races were sailed on Sunday. Lough…
Kinsale Yacht Club Optimist Ace Wins Munsters on Home Waters
#optimist – Optimist dinghy ace Micheal O'Suilleabhain of Kinsale Yacht Club took a well earned win on home waters yesterday with a ten–point margin in the senior fleet after six races sailed at the Munster championships. The 13–year–old beat the…

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