The Royal St George Yacht Club hosted an end of Summer Optimsit event over the weekend of September 4th and 5th. The event which counts as an IODAI ranking event saw 120 sailors compete across 3 fleets. In winds of 10 – 15 knots, it was a very long day on the water on Sunday to achieve 3 races. Junior and Senior main fleets sailed 6 races, with one discard, and Regatta fleet sailed 7 races with 2 discards. The sailors enjoyed overall warm and pleasant weather conditions over the 2 days.
The NYC was represented in both the main fleet by Theo Madigan who performed well and Ava Ennis, who won the 5th race and finished 6th overall.
In the junior main fleet, Louise Hanley from NYC won first prize in the Bronze Fleet. The other participants from NYC in the junior main fleet were Felix Dion, Lucas Browne and Jonathan Dempsey.
It was in the regatta fleet that NYC scooped most prizes with a strong performance from Max Neary, who won race 3 and finished 5th in the fleet. Basile Dion finished 8th and won best under 10 sailor, while 7 year old Aurèle Dion was recognised as the youngest sailor of the event and delivered a very strong performance that saw him finish 23rd.
Prizes were presented by RStGYC Commodore Richard O’Connor, and Regatta fleet sailors Amelia Chapman, Jacob Browne and Louis Trickett wore their medals for the afternoon as they celebrated their achievements.