After 4 days of tight races Nicholas Reeser won the Laser Radial fleet by 18 points, dropping a 4th in race 1. After starting the regatta strong in 2nd after the first day and then taking the lead after 3 bullets on the 2nd day. He held on to the lead in the Gold fleet and won the last race.
The Junior Helmsman’s took place in Schull Co. Cork over the weekend of 28/29 September. 15 invited Helm’s and their crews all under 18 years old and national champions in their own class raced 9 races to determine the overall Irish “ champion of champion’s”. racing was staged in two-man TR 3.6 class boats which are similar to firefly dinghies. Clare Gorman represented the Laser Radial class crewed by her brother Conor were second overall after winning the medal race. Clare was first girl overall. Rian Geraghty-McDonnell crewed by Nathan Van Steenberge representing the 29er class were third overall.
Congratulations to all who took part in the extremely popular N.Y.C. Junior September Series and especially to all the class winners!!
The final results for the series are here:
Junior September Series 2019 - 29th September 2019
Some of our NCY junior sailors are participating in the Connaughts 2019 Optimist regional competition this weekend.
They are being hosted by the welcoming Lough Ree Yacht Club. As well as competitive sailing there's a great social aspect for the sailors and parents with BBQs and movies being shown.
In the photo are: Jennifer O'Brien, Noel Butler, Ronan Flood.
The 2019 Laser Nationals took place this year in Ballyholme from the 22 to the 25th of August in testing conditions. Three NYC members were amongst the prize winners. Conor Gorman was third in the laser 4.7 fleet. Ronan Wallace won the laser full rig national title and Clare Gorman won the Girls national title in the laser radial class.