HYC successes at Optimist Ulsters

11 June 2017
HYC successes at Optimist Ulsters

HYC was well represented at the Optimist Ulster Championships 10th and 11th June 2017 at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club on Belfast Lough. 

Three races were completed on Saturday, in challenging conditions. Unfortunately, after an initial postponement on Sunday due to strong winds, racing was eventually abandoned. Michal Gryglewski coached our main fleet sailors during the event and was very happy with an all-round solid performance!

Results can be found at http://iodai.com/ulsters-2017-results-rniyc/

Congratulations to all HYC sailors and special mention to:

  • Oisín Kelly and Des Turvey topping the Regatta Fleet
  • Hugh Turvey 4th in the Senior Fleet
  • Luke Turvey and Johnny Flynn dominated the Junior Fleet
  • Rocco Wright who was 3rd in Junior Silver Fleet and earned a promotion to gold fleet.
  • Harry Sanfey who took 5th in Junior Silver Fleet in his second regional event.

Photo: Oisín Kelly and Des Turvey


Photo: Johnny Flynn


Photo: Hugh Turvey


Photo: Luke Turvey


Upcoming Events Include:

VP Cup Team Racing at HYC on 17th June – HYC teams will be training with Michal each afternoon this week after school. Best wishes to both teams!

HYC 1              HYC 2
Adam Walsh Harry Sanfey
Johnny Flynn Rocco Wright
Luke Turvey Tadhg O’Callaghan
Thomas O’Neill  Una Connell


  • Crosbie Cup at Sutton Dinghy Club 8th/9th July
  • Our next Regional event is the Optimist Connaught Championship in WHSC, Dunmore East.

Report by Paul O'Neill