Five Irish sailors competed in the Annual Optimist Regatta in Palma, Majorca from 7th to 10th December with three HYC sailors featuring. A strong 377 boat fleet took part with many European sailors using this event as part of
their final preparations for the World Championships in Uruguay just after Christmas.
Diana Kissane scored the best Irish result finishing 21st overall and was 3rd place in the girls category. Timmy O'Laoire got some excellent race practice before his trip to the World Championships in Uruguay, finishing 5th
in the third race. Scott Flanigan gained some valuable big regatta experience which should benefit him in the Optimist Team Trials next Spring.