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.
James Dwyer Matthews receives his prize from RCYC Admiral Pat Farnan (right) and Rear Admiral Dinghies Brian Jones
Robyn Lynch took a lead roll in “Try Sailing. Fiona Young (left) made the presentation
Fiona Young Mixed Dinghy Class Captain makes a special award to Chris Bateman
Celine McGrath and Fiona Young
Rear Admiral Dinghies Brian Jones addresses the Junior Prizegiving
The Optimist Class Captain Craig O’Neill
Copper Fleet winners Fionn Hayes and Olin Bateman
JAndrew O'Neill first in silver
JP Curtin ist Gold Liam Duggan 2nd Gold Harry Moynan 3rd Gold Optimists
James Coakley, Ella O’Neill, Julie O’ Neill, Pat, James Murphy, Richard Mc Sweeney, Justin Lucas,Jamie Verrer,James Dwyer Matthews.
The 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