Preparations for the CH Marine Irish Optimist National and Open Championships 2014 are well underway and the team at the Royal Cork Yacht Club are making plans for this exciting event due to be held in the Harbour in August. The sailing grounds in Cork Harbour offer a fantastic variety of sailing conditions.
At the launch of the event Pat Lyons, Admiral welcomed the announcement and commented that "the Royal Cork Yacht Club has a long tradition of hosting large sailing events and will be delighted to welcome the Optimist sailors to our Club. We are sure they will enjoy our facilities, our hospitality and top class race management".
Rob Foster, Optimist Class Captain commented that without a strong team of volunteers and sponsorship that we could not host such an event. He thanked CH Marine for their generous support. He also asked that all participants support the sponsors before, during and after the event.
Nick Bendon, Managing Director of CH Marine stated they were delighted to be associated with an event run by the Royal Cork Yacht Club and it's very large Optimist Class.
There will be a four day racing programme running from Thursday to Sunday (14th -17th August 2014). As with all IODAI events fleets will include Regatta, Junior and Senior.
The Royal Cork Yacht Club is keen to welcome not only Irish but international visitors and already has interest expressed by sailors from as far away as Monaco.