2020 Optimist Nationals

Sep 4, 2020 | Junior Sailing

Optimist Nationals 2020 report

In a most unusual year for everyone and many sailing events being cancelled, it was fantastic to see the 2020 Optimist Nationals going ahead at the RCYC. With participant numbers being significantly reduced in order to comply with the strict Covid-19 protocols, we were fortunate that eight NYC Juniors qualified for entry across the three fleets – Clementine van Steenberge, Ava Ennis, Kate Flood, Caoilinn Geraghty-McDonnell, James Hall, Lizzie Hall, Maria Butler and Patrick Butler.

The event was sailed in mainly light airs with strong tides and a full series was sailed over the four days. Particular congratulations to Clementine (1st Senior Fleet Girl) and Caoilinn Geraghty-McDonnell (1st Junior Fleet overall) and Maria Butler (5th Regatta fleet) in her first Nationals.

All the participating NYC Juniors have been training throughout 2020 in the build-up to the event and we are so proud of all our Juniors for the effort and commitment they have shown.

To continue the NYC’s commitment to growing the Optimist Class fleet, there will be plenty of Winter coaching for all levels, details to follow shortly.

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