Young sailors from the KYC Oppie Fleet are making waves in the sailing world!

Rory Buckley and Síofra Buckley are part of the International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) Senior Development Squad for 2024, while Tristan Bendon, Joe Kingston, and Jamie Blennerhassett are shining on the IODAI Junior Development Squad.

These talented sailors recently honed their skills during an exciting training weekend at Lough Ree over the May Bank Holiday. Their hard work will continue to pay off as they gear up to represent KYC in the upcoming IODAI Regional Events and Nationals in August at Howth.

Big shout out to Annabelle Wilson who made the cut for the European 2 IODAI Team. Next stop? Monfalcone, Italy, in July! How cool is that!

Keep an eye on these rising stars as they navigate their way to success on the water!