The NYC featured strongly in the Optimist Leinsters which took place in Howth Yacht Club last weekend.
Twenty six sailors from the NYC took part in this event across 3 fleets.
Last weekend saw 4 of our National Topper Sailors competing at the Northern Championship in Cushendall Sailing Club Natasha Hemeryck, Hugh O'Connor, Eoghan Turner and Caoimhe Seymour. The club gave us a warm welcome and a superb two day event. Conditions were tricky with shifting winds, rain and strong tides. Our sailors did us proud with Natasha Hemeryck leading the pack, coming 5th after the first days sailing and moving up to Second place to take the Under 17's Trophy on day two. Hugh O'Connor had a steady race coming 8th overall as did Eoghan Turner who finished 10th overall. Caoimhe Seymour was placed 3rd after day one in the 4.2 Rig and maintained this position to win the 3rd place trophy in the 4.2rig.
A huge congratulations to all our sailors and to Natasha and Caoimhe our trophy winners.
The next event is the Topper Nationals on the 6-8th July in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club.
NYC was represented by Hugh O'Connor and Caoimhe Seymour at the Topper Sprint Challenge in Donaghadee Sailing Club over the weekend.
Our two sailors battled the 3m swells in light winds and sunshine.
The format for this challenge was 85 Races over the two days. On day one each person was split into flights where they raced 10 races each.
The NYC had great success in the Optimist Ulsters which took place in Malahide Yacht Club last weekend. Twenty four sailors from the NYC took part in this event across 3 fleets.
Sam Ledoux, Leah Rickard, Conor Gorman, Fiachra Mc Donnell, Rian Geraghty-Mc Donnell, Luke Turvey, Hugh Turvey, Nathan van Steenberge, Lauren O’Callaghan, Ella Dempsey and Rachel Flood, sailed in Senior Fleet.
Rocco Wright, Clementine Van Steenberge,Lucia Cullen, Edward Dempsey, Conor Staunton and Adelaide Jullo sailed in Junior Fleet.
Ava Ennis, Caoilinn Mc Donnell, James Hall, Lizzie Hall, Kate Flood, Grace Gavin and Ciara O’Sullivan sailed in the Regatta Fleet.
This weekend saw superb racing in Cork with the National Yacht Club well represented by Hugh O'Connor, Natasha Hemeryck, Caoimhe Byrne and Caoimhe Seymour. Conditions were tough with strong tides and shifty winds. Hugh O'Connor finished the first day in the lead and managed to stave off stiff competition on day two winning the overall championship outright.
Caoimhe Seymour battled it out for 4th Place in the 4.2 Rig and Natasha Hemeryck and Caoimhe Byrne gained respectable places in the top half of the fleet. Congratulations to all our sailors.
The first event of the IODAI 2018 calendar is the Ulster’s. This year we are delighted to have the event hosted by Malahide Yacht Club.
The Ulster’s are taking place over the weekend of May 19th & 20th.
Entries are now open for the Ulster’s and we would encourage you to enter as soon as possible.
So don’t miss out and enter today!