After a busy summer of preparation, sixteen boats from the WHSC Optimist fleet are heading to Dun Laoghaire this weekend. They’re participating in the Late Summer Optimist Event at Royal St George Yacht Club.
The sailors travelling include Kate Doolan; Ronan Quinlan; Jack Doolan; Ruby Magee; Nathan Harris; Rory Whyte; Lily Walsh; Lisa Whyte; Lúí Ivory; Sara Brazil; Nessa Brazil; Jenny Plant; Ana Strappe; Donnacha O’Sullivan; Grace Kelliher and Clara Spain.
All our sailors are participating in the Main Fleet. Up to four races will be raced each of Saturday and Sunday. Coach Dougie Elmes will be on hand to provide coaching support on land and guidance between races.
Many thanks to Optimist Captain Nicola Harris and all the parent volunteers who have been working with this growing fleet. We wish you all fair winds and, most importantly, lots of fun.