ICRA Nationals 2016

ICRA Nationals 2016

ICRA Nationals are on in Howth Yacht Club from 10th to the 12th of June 2016.
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National 18 Fleet Welcomes New Editions

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Two new boats joined the club National 18 dinghy fleet over the last number of weeks . The Barry brothers , Colin and Ewan, each took delivery of a brand new N18 dinghy to expand the current fleet of super fast Ultra designs to ten in number.

As the class continues to develop at pace, the fleet will travel to Baltimore this coming June weekend to compete in their south coast championship . Both the ultra and ultimate designs will compete side by side as the fleet continues to transition over the coming year, with the new design continuing to move centre stage to take the class forward in line with advances in design technology.

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League racing continues every Wednesday …

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UK Sailmakers May League

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The UK Sailmakers May league came to a Conclusion last Friday night with all fleets racing followed by the overall prize giving for that month. May was a month plagued by light winds and lost races, with most fleet only managing to count two races across the whole month. Last Friday night was no exception being raced in a very light 5knt South easterly breeze. Classes 1, 2, 3 and 1720’s headed out to number three first and then around a few inner harbour marks before  finishing at cage while the White Sail fleet stayed in harbour between 5, 14, Corkbeg and cage. A big Thank you to Dave Kearney and Dave Coveney for doing a great job as RO …

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Coolmore to Club House Junior Dinghy Race

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Next Friday evening (3rd June) , the inaugural ‘Coolmore to Club house’ dinghy race will take place.The event is open to all junior club members who wish to sail in our mixed dinghy, Laser, Topper or Optimist classes.

While this race is obviously geared towards junior dinghy members, it would be fantastic to see Mums or Dads taking part also should they wish to compete with their up and coming sailors in the mixed dinghy class; They would be more than welcome.

In addition, club boat ‘Adriele’ will be available for those members that may not wish to take part but would like to get on the water and see the action. Please note that competitor briefing is at 4.40pm …

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YaGottaWanna in Sligo for J24 Western Championship.

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Sligo Yacht club hosted the J24 Northern Championship last weekend on the beautiful shores of Rosses Point. The 19 boat fleet was the largest in the recent history of the class and this made for excellent racing. Saturday saw light and shifty wind, peppered with showers and the occasional 20 knot squall, making the racecourse extremely challenging for the competitors who travelled from all over Ireland. Four races were completed on Saturday but shifting winds caused several delays as the windward/leeward course was reset before each start.

RCYC boat “YaGottaWanna” lost a spinnaker halyard during race one, but managed to do the necessary repairs in time to complete the day. Sunday racing saw a different set of skills needed as …

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Six Week Dinghy Sailing Programme Draws to a Close, But More to Come

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Hard to believe that it will be six weeks this coming Saturday since the first taste of sailing session took place. Over seventy sailors have participated to date and special thanks has to go to Rae Power, Gail Enright and their teams of volunteers for all their hard work to make the programme a success.

The very good news is that there is a fantastic array of club dinghy sailing courses and activity planned for the remainder of the summer , so please click on the junior sailing section to get more detail on what has been confirmed to date.…

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