Final Results of the 2005 Optimist Trials
HYC Sailors make the World & European Teams & the under 12s for UK Nationals
Author: Brian Tyrrell Posted on: 5/5/05 Print Version

After eighteen races in the most closely fought Optimist Trials for years, Howth Yacht Club can be very satisfied with the results of HYC members in the 2005 Optimist Trials. In total, HYC sailors have taken four places out of the twelve available, two on the World Team and two on the Europeans. In addition, Andrew Tyrrell has qualified for the Irish Under 12 Team that will attend the GBR Nationals.

This is a further improvement on the 2004 results where just one HYC member was on the World team and three on the Europeans.

Results of the HYC competitors

31141Timothy O'LaoireHYC91WORLDS
51114Alyson RumballRStGYC/HYC90WORLDS
71153Diana KissaneHYC/SDC92EUROPEANS
121115Suzanne BurkeHYC90EUROPEANS
21927Katie WhiteHYC/MYC90 
221087Adam LawlessHYC90 
271157Alan RuigrokRSC/SSC/HYC92
281147Andrew RyanHYC90 
311166Ross DarmodyHYC90 
321152Andrew TyrellHYC93Under 12 Team
351163Patrick DixHYC91 
421063Ryan ScottHYC90 
481155Scott FlaniganHYC/MYC92 
571133Padraig FinneganMSC/HYC92 

A special word of thanks must go to ...

The Club Dinghy Coach, Gillian Guinness who created a great sense of club spirit amongst the HYC squad.

Optimist Specialist Coaches, Daz O'Reilly (Spring 2005), Dylan Gannon (Autumn 2004) & Prof O'Connell for their advice during the year.

MYC, for the use of training facilities in Broadmeadows.
HYC Dinghy & Junior Sailing Committee.
HYC Sailing Committee (for patience and for providing Coach & RIB).

All Oppy Parents involved for their endless Optimism!

2005 IODAI Optimist Trials - Final Results

Team for Worlds in Switzerland

11022Katie TingleRCYC90G91.5
21145David KenefickRCYC91B104.5
31141Timothy O'LaoireHYC91B105.5
41148Ed ButlerRStGYC90B114.3
51114Alyson RumballRStGYC / HYC90G118.5

Team for Europeans in Poland

61105Cian O'ReganKYC92B135.8
71153Diana KissaneHYC/SDC92G145
81161Tiffany BrienRNIYC92G151.8
91120Matthew O'DowdRStGYC/LDYC92B153
101129Jack CostiganRCYC92B156.8
111107Maeve LeonardRCYC90G160.8
121115Suzanne BurkeHYC90G180.8

Under 12 Team for UK Champs

15982Jamie AplinR.St.G94B196.8
161056Cillian DicksonLRYC93B210.8
181122Wesley BrownlowRCYC93B261
321152Andrew TyrellHYC93B469
33773Cormac DicksonLRYC95B476
341162Jennifer AndreasonRStGYC93G478
411015Alexander RumballRStGYC94B520
54929Jack BurkeRStGYC93B658
60893Fintan HughesRStGYC93B741
63916Philip RyanKYC93B795

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