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Optimist Champion James Dwyer Matthews Wins Top Junior Prize at Royal Cork

24th November 2019
Laser and Toppers winners with Class Captains Diarmuid Lynch, Clayton Kohl, Admiral Pat Farnan and Rear Admiral dinghies Brian Jones. Scroll down for more photos Laser and Toppers winners with Class Captains Diarmuid Lynch, Clayton Kohl, Admiral Pat Farnan and Rear Admiral dinghies Brian Jones. Scroll down for more photos Photo: Bob Bateman

Junior sailing achievement was honoured at Royal Cork Yacht Club's laying up supper and youth prizegiving at the Crosshaven Clubhouse at the weekend writes Bob Bateman. 

A full house was in attendance to salute Optimist champion James Dwyer Matthews who won the main prize donated by Roy Disney from a shortlist of five top RCYC achievers.

RCYC Admiral Pat Farnan presented the prizes in the company of the club's flag officers and junior class captain, parents and sailors.

RCYC Junior 20191James Dwyer Matthews receives his prize from RCYC Admiral Pat Farnan (right) and Rear Admiral Dinghies Brian Jones

RCYC Junior 20191Robyn Lynch took a lead roll in “Try Sailing. Fiona Young (left) made the presentation

RCYC Junior 20191Fiona Young Mixed Dinghy Class Captain makes a special award to Chris Bateman

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RCYC Junior 20191Rear Admiral Dinghies Brian Jones addresses the Junior Prizegiving

RCYC Junior 20191The Optimist Class Captain Craig O’Neill

RCYC Junior 20191Copper Fleet winners Fionn Hayes and Olin Bateman

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RCYC Junior 20191JAndrew O'Neill first in silver

RCYC Junior 20191JP Curtin ist Gold Liam Duggan 2nd Gold Harry Moynan 3rd Gold Optimists

RCYC Junior 20191James Coakley, Ella O’Neill, Julie O’ Neill, Pat, James Murphy, Richard Mc Sweeney, Justin Lucas,Jamie Verrer,James Dwyer Matthews.RCYC Junior 20191

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 DSC3426The Frank Thompson Memorial Perpetual Cup for outstanding contribution to RCYC Dinghy Sailing to Barbie and Clayton Kohl included in the picture are Admiral Pat Farnan and Rear Admiral Dinghies Brian Jones

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