The 6th Interport Ruffian 23 challenge between Ireland and Hong Kong took place in Dun Laoghaire last weekend.
The 12-strong team of Ruffian sailors from RHKYC arrived in Dun Laoghaire on Thursday evening and joined the Irish sailors for post-DBSC racing drinks in the RStGYC.
The 1st Interport Ruffian challenge took place in 1993 in Hong Kong with the Hong Kong Ruffian sailors coming to Dun Laoghaire the following year. The challenge was revitalised in 2009 when an Irish contingent travelled to Hong Kong.
Since then the event has occurred every 3 years with the Irish team travelling to Hong Kong again in
2015, and the Hong Kong team coming to Dun Laoghaire in 2012 and again this year.
Congratulations to Clare Gorman on coming first girl overall under 19 at the recent Warnermunder Europa cup in Germany. Congratulations also to Nell Staunton who was runner up in the same category. Both girls are on the Irish Sailing laser Radial Academy.
The IODAI Optimist Connacht Championships took place over the weekend of the 7/8 July hosted by Lough Derg Yacht Club. The event attracted over 100 entries. The club was represented by 22 Junior members and all had a fantastic time with amazing sunshine,with some families choosing to camp and enjoy the wonderful hospitality laid on by the host club.
Wright Insurance Brokers Topper Irish National Championship Wexford 2018
Last weekend in glorious sunshine the Irish Topper National Championship took place in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club. The National Yacht club was represented by Hugh O'Connor, Natasha Hemeryck, Eoghan Turner, Deirdre Turner and Caoimhe Byrne in the full 5.3 Rig and Caoimhe Seymour in the 4.2 Rig.
We have a limited amount of Club RS Fevas available for charter for our Junior Regatta this Wednesday.
Cost is €20 for the day! Please book your boat using the form here and take note of the sail number to enter it on the Junior Regatta Entry form
Team Ireland shines in Scheveningen
NYC’s Leah Rickard, Nathan Vansteenberge, Sam Ledoux and Rocco Wright travelled as part of a seven-sailor team to represent Ireland at the 2018 Optimist European Championships in Scheveningen the Netherlands 25-29 June 2018. Along with Team Ireland sailors Johnny Flynn, Emily Riordan and Eimer McMoriarty, coach Thomas Chaix and Team Assistant Ciara Peelo, they delivered one of Ireland’s most successful outcomes at a European Optimist Championship!