Results of Optimist Trials 2012
Author: Jim McMahon Posted on: 9/5/12 Print Version

Congratulations to the HYC sailors who took part in the 2012 IODAI Optimist Trials and who successfully secured places in teams for the forthcoming season.

The first leg of the trials was held in Dun Laoghaire in April. The second leg was held in Dunmore East over the Bank Holiday weekend Saturday 5th to Monday 7th May. Very shifty conditions were experienced with winds swinging from N/E, E, S/E, S and S/W. On the final day the sailors experienced the renowned Dunmore East "Big Seas".

A full event was achieved consisting of 16 races (3 discards). Full results are on

World Championship 2012 - Boca Chica, Dominican Republic
Douglas Elmes (RCYC/WHSC), Sophie Browne (TBSC/RCYC),
Harry Whitaker (RCYC), Harry Durcan (RCYC), Megan Parker (SSC)

European Championships 2012 - Lignano Sabbiadoro Italy
Jil McGinley (RCYC), Scott Levie (LDYC/KYC), Daniel Raymond (NYC), Ewan McMahon (HYC),
Ronan Cournane (RCYC/KYC), Cliodhna N� Shuilleabhain (KYC), Alacoque Daly (TBSC)

French Summer International Trophy - Loctudy, France
Richard Hogan (HYC), Adam D'Arcy (RCYC), Ciaran Finnegan (WHSC),
Johnny Durcan (RCYC), Ros Morgan (SSC), Alix Buckley (SSC), Heather Spain (NYC)

Under 12's British National, Pwllheli - Wales
Jamie O'Grady HYC, Alex O'Grady HYC, Daniel Hopkins HYC