Supporting youth sailing in Dun Laoghaire
Citroen South Dublin is delighted to support the Royal St George Yacht Club by sponsoring the 2021 Late Summer Championships in Dun Laoghaire Harbour over 2 days in September. The event saw 130 young sailors aged between 8-15yrs from across Ireland compete in glorious weekend sunshine with challenging winds.
Clubs from Kinsale to Lough Ree and Antrim took part with 17 boats travelling to the event from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club (WHSC) in Dunmore East.
Following a revival, the Optimist (Oppy) Class in Ireland is rebounding from the impact of lockdown with representation at all levels and progress across the fleets from the first event in July to the RSGYC event. Over 11 sailors earned a fleet upgrade from this event, representing 8 different clubs, while the 38 Regatta Fleet sailors enjoyed amazing coaching from the RSGYC Instructor Team.
Event winners in each category: Senior Fleet Gold - Caoilinn Geraghty-McDonnell (RSGYC), William Walsh (Tralee Bay SC), Cillian Twomey (Howth YC), Des Turvey (Howth YC) and Thea Daly (RSGYC) Silver – Ellen Bruen (RCYC), Mia-Mai Hooper (Royal Irish YC), Jack Hanna (RSGYC), Hannah Scott (Howth YC) and Hannah Walsh (Tralee Bay SC) Bronze – Suin Ní Choistealbha (Malahide YC), Rory White (Waterford Harbour YC), Zita Tempany (RSGYC), Dylan Keane (Malahide YC) and Stan O’Rourke (Malahide YC) Junior Fleet Gold - Carolina Carra (RSGYC), Abigail Murphy (RSGYC), Conor Cronin (Malahide YC), Olin Bateman (RCYC) and Lucy Moynan (RCYC) Silver - Sarah Scott (Howth YC) (2nd junior overall!), Dougie Venner (RCYC), Andrew Mannion (Lough Ree YC), Rian O’Neill (RCYC) and Matt Mapplebeck (Kinsale YC) Bronze - Max O’Hare (RSGYC), Mae Byrne (Lough Ree YC), Louise Hanley (NYC), Marcus Shelley (RSGYC) and Patrick Fegan (Malahide YC).
"As a dealership with roots in the heart of South Dublin and representing a family car brand, this association is a very fitting one and it is great to be encouraging young people in the sport," comments Paul Molloy of Citroen South Dublin.