The NYC Junior Dinner was held on Friday 11th March at the club for the Summer of 2021, delayed by events. The turnout was impressive with 80 Junior Sailors in the dining room, with a three course dinner, and 40 parents bunkering safely below in the JB room.
Later in the evening, parents joined the Junior Sailors upstairs, whereupon a huge number of prizes were awarded to great applause, celebration, flashlight and smiles.
There was an impressive array of silverware, with notable club names winking from past etching. There was also an array of prizes from the new Junior Merchandising – hoodies, jackets, hats, neck warmers – launched specially on the evening.
The prizes were broadened out at this event to celebrate both the pursuit of competition or excellence and also seamanship and improvement – all worthy goals and achievements.
It was a wonderful warm night, timed perfectly timed to focus younger and older minds on the season ahead.
The role of honour for all winners are:
Junior Optimist Fleet (top ranking)
Cullen Cup – James Gorman
2nd Prize – Louise Hanley
3rd prize – Jonathan Dempsey
Senior Optimist Fleet (top ranking)
Ferguson Cup – William Walsh
2nd Prize – Hannah Walsh
3rd Prize – Theo Madigan
Regatta Optimist Fleet (Competing) – Max Neary, Amelia Chapman, Basile Dion, Aurele Dion
Double Hander Trophy (Feva) – Siofra O’Donnell and Saoirse Cory
Shanahan Cup – The most helpful assistant – Clodagh Malone
McDonald Trophy – The most helpful Junior – Alexander Trickett
Cooney Cup (Topper) – Ella Fitzgerald
Topper Prizes 2022 Eva Spain & Annabel Greenwood
Laser 4.7 Trophy Ella Dempsey
Lynch Cup – Laser Radial Hugh O’Connor
Laser 4.7 Award Sam Ledoux
van Steenberg Cup (29er) Clementine van Steenberge
29er Award – Lauren O’Callaghan and Fiona Ferguson
Cathy McAleavey Trophy – Highest Achievement Nathan van Steenberge.
Best Start Sailing/Basic skills: Helen O’Regan, Archie Smyth, Hugo Smyth, Peter Farrington
Best Improving Skills – Catherine Waldron, Ethan Verling
Best Advanced Boat Handling – Cillian Staunton, Rory Staunton
Best Racing – Lizzie Hall, James Hall
Best Adventure – Rachel Lawlor
J80s – Conor Staunton
Feva Most Improved Helm – Christopher Dobberstein, Hugo Bourke
Feva Most Improved Crew – Silvia Cummins, James Walsh
Feva Events – Ronan Blake Hickey, Hugh Meagher, Senan Cory, Peadar Doyle, Siofra O’Donnell, Saoirse Cory
Most Improved Toppers Sailors – Minnie Mansfield, Izzy O’Regan, Cathal O’Regan, Ben Doherty, Alex Byrne
Topper Events – Ella Fitzgerald, Kate O’Connell, Alison Byrne, Eva Spain, Annabel Greenwood, James Hall, Charlie O’Neill
Optimist Events – Regatta Fleet – Jacob Browne, Amelia Chapman, Aurele Dion, Basil Dion, Max Neary, Louis Trickett, Mark Fitzgerald, Patrick Butler
Optimist Events – Junior Fleet – Lucas Browne, Jonathan Dempsey, Felix Dion, James Gorman, Louise Hanley, Jamie Kirrane, Maria Butler
Optimist Events – Senior Fleet – William Walsh, Hannah Walsh, Theo Madigan
29er Events – Clementine van Steenberge, Lauren O’Callaghan, Fiona Ferguson, Nathan van Steenberge, Ethan Spain, Sam Ledoux
Laser Events – Ella Dempsey, Edward Dempsey, Hugh O’Connor, Adam Irvine, Michael Byrne, Dylan De Vreeze, Caoimhe Seymour, Rachel Garvey, Sophie Gorman, William Walsh, James Fitzgerald
Assistant Instructors 2021 – Clodagh Malone, Ella Dempsey, Adam Irvine, Harry Fitzpatrick, James Fitzgerald, James O’Sullivan, Lauren O’Callaghan, Mike Riordan, Rachel Flood, Sam Ledoux, Zoe Hall, Theo Byrnes
Summer Instructors 2021 – Eoghan Byrne, Clare Gorman, Conor Gorman, Fiona Ferguson, Jack Hall, Natasha Hemeryck, Odhran Prouveur, Scott Graham, Caoimhe Byrne, Conor Gorman, David Duffy, Ellen Madigan, Georgie McCarthy, Hugh O’Connor, Sophie Gorman, Thomas O’Brien, Nicola Ferguson, Declan Wildes
For a review of the Prize winners, please browse through the gallery of pictures (courtesy of Michael Chester Photography!)
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