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Royal Cork's Oisin Pierse Leads 119 Optimist Dinghy Munster Championships on Home Waters (Photo Gallery Here!)

21st May 2022
Royal Cork's Oisin Pierse leads the Optimist Munster Championships in Cork Harbour
Royal Cork's Oisin Pierse leads the Optimist Munster Championships in Cork Harbour

Fresh from his IODAI Optimist Trials success at Ballyholme at Easter, Royal Cork's Oisin Pierse has taken the overall lead on home waters at the Optimist Munster Championships after four races sailed in the 46-boat senior fleet. 

119 boats in three fleets are contesting the Championships hosted by Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven this weekend.

On six points, Malahide Yacht Club's Conor Cronin lies second to Pierse with Royal St. George Yacht Club's Carolina Carra in third place on eight points. 

Both junior and senior fleets sailed the same course (with separate starts) on the Curlane bank in Cork Harbour.

Southwest winds of eight knots with gusts of 12/14 made for ideal sailing conditions for the youth sailors. 

Peter Crowley in his Committee Vessel Sparetime was in charge of both fleets with Race Officer Tom Crosbie in charge of the Regatta fleet and also racing on the Curlane Bank. 

Malahide Yacht Club's Juliet Ryan took two wins from four races ins the Junior fleet of the Optimist Munster Championships at Royal Cork Photo: Bob BatemanMalahide Yacht Club's Juliet Ryan took two wins from four races ins the Junior fleet of the Optimist Munster Championships at Royal Cork Photo: Bob Bateman

In the Junior fleet, Malahide Yacht Club's Juliet Ryan leads on  5.0 points from Royal St. George Yacht Club's Max O'Hare Third is Royal Cork's Dougie Venner. 

Racing continues for all fleets on Sunday.

Results are here

Bob Bateman's Optimist Munster Championships Photo Gallery

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