IODAI Crosbie Cup at Lough Ree Yacht Club
A strong continent of Howth Optimist Sailors travelled to Lough Ree Yacht Club to compete in the IODAI Crosbie Cup. Johnny Flynn triumphed with a convincing win, coming 1st in the Junior Fleet and first overall followed by Thomas O’Neill who finished 2nd in the Junior Fleet and 3rd overall. Adam Walsh came 4th in the Junior Fleet.
The conditions were heavy on the first day with all the Howth Sailors managing very well. There was significant but less wind on the second day that allowed the better Howth sailors to establish their dominance over their opponents.
The competitors’ parents and siblings experienced Lough Ree Yacht Club’s hospitality, cooked their own steaks on the barbecue night and enjoyed the relaxed country atmosphere to make it a most pleasant weekend (only an hour and a half from home and without the need to wash the salt off the boats and sails!)