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Irish Optimist Sailors in Palma's pre-Christmas Regatta

A report by Thomas Chaix

 

Lots more photos of the Irish at http://www.trofeociutatdepalma.com/basic/basic/estilos/index.php?contenido_servicio_tabla=galeria_fotografica&nocache=434&nocache=953

PALMA : With 16 entries representing Ireland, it was the best representation ever at the event. The ISA squad was coached by Ross Killian and Myself and saw the addition of french top girl Pauline Blais who had been involved with the squad last year when we trained in La Rochelle. Dennis Passke had 5 IRL in his international group and the remaining 3 joined Kim's international group. With 300 sailors coming from GBR, ESP, POR, IRL, LAT, DEN, NED, SUI, GER, SIN, PUR, ITA, FRA and FIN it was to be a great experience for the young sailors. The full program did not go ahead as we had to deal with light breezes and lost a full day sailing (that said, sun shine was amazing and we went for a great fun afternoon as soon as the PRO gave up waiting for the breeze). 5 good races were sailed allowing a discard. Aodh Kennedy is now becoming very consistent (and no BFD for two major events now!) and took 42nd which is our second best result ever at the event. He was closely followed by Alex Rumball whose 4th race back flag costed him a potential top 15 overall and Tara Flood in 58th. Aodh and Tara made a giant improvement from their last year's result showing Ireland is keeping its progression started 2 years ago now. Palma was also the last carding event for the juniors for 2008 it was great to see 10 sailors (4 more than last year) achieving the criteria set. 3 of these sailors achieving it for the second time this year.

Pos
Country
Helm
Scores
1
2
3
4
5
1
ESP
David CHARLES
8
1
4
2
1
-7
2
POR
Gonzalo PIRES
10
1
1
-11
2
6
3
ESP
Carlos ROBLES LORENTE
14
2
6
1
-29
5
4
GER
Marvin FRISCH
16
1
-23
7
7
1
5
SUI
Victor CASAS
17
3
9
-16
3
2
42
IRL
Aodh KENNEDY
66
7
21
23
-32