We have 6 SDC Juniors competing in the Optimist Leinster Championships in Skerries Sailing Club this weekend. The majority would be competing in fleets with 30plus boats for the first time. Kate Gill, Ethan Harte and Skye O’Callaghan are sailing in their first major event in the Regatta Fleet.
Aoife Clarke and Mark Fitzgerald have progressed to the Main Junior Fleet and Thomas Judge is in the Main Senior Fleet where they experienced large fleets and very busy start lines for the first time. Conditions were windier and colder than forecast and it made for challenging racing. Four races were held in both fleets.
In the Regatta fleet – Ethan is 8th, Kate 12th, Skye 13th out of 32 entries. Our main fleet sailors are mid fleet and enjoying themselves and concentrating on tomorrow. A big shout out to Saoirse Kelly and her support team. A great time was had by all. They’ll certainly sleep well tonight after nearly 5 hours on the water and are looking forward to tomorrows racing.