HYC at the 'Crosbie Cup'

21 July 2014

The large contingent of 27 HYC optimist sailors were given a warm welcome at Malahide Yacht Club last weekend for the Crosbie Cup. Many were attending their first event and the friendly atmosphere set the tone for a fun weekend. The proximity of the race area allowed a great opportunity to watch the kids in action. Howth sailors were well represented in all fleets with success in junior fleet for Dylan McEvoy 2nd, Hugh Turvey 3rd and Ben McDonald 4th.  Senior fleet was again dominated by Howth sailors with Sam Crawford 1st, followed by Conor Waddilove, Jack McMahon and William Lacy.

In the regatta fleet younger sailors enjoyed training followed by racing to show off some of their new skills with Luke Turvey 2nd, Sophia Crawford 3rd, Alice Lacy 4th and Johnny Flynn 5th. Thanks to all who assisted with getting ribs there and back, and to Tara Flood for supporting all our main fleet sailors.

(Top pic: Main fleet prizewinners - Dylan McEvoy, Ben McDonald, Jack McMahon, William Lacy, Sam Crawford and Hugh Turvey)

The 'Main Fleet' team with coach Tara Flood


The 'Regatta Fleet' team

Sadhbh O'Byrne - best Under 8 - Regatta Fleet

Sarah Evans - best Under 11 - Crosbie Cup

Alice Lacy - best Under 9 - Regatta Fleet