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Rocco Wright of Howth is Sailor of the Month (Junior) for September

1st October 2021
Rocco Wright gets himself into a race lead in the Optimist Worlds 2021
Rocco Wright gets himself into a race lead in the Optimist Worlds 2021

Turning 15 can be a difficult development stage for a young sailor. But Howth's Rocco Wright has been managing it with aplomb as he turned in some impressive race-winning performances at the mega-fleet Optimist Worlds on Lake Garda, shaped up with enthusiasm to a vertical learning curve as the youngest participant in the intense NYYC Invitational raced in the demanding Melges ILC 37s at Newport, Rhode Island, and then in the final weekend of September - crewed by Nathan van Steenberge - he won the 2021 All-Ireland Junior Championship in a cliff-hanger finish at Schull.

Rocco Wrght and crew Nathan van Steenberge with their prizes at Schull.Rocco Wrght and crew Nathan van Steenberge with their prizes at Schull.

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