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Update on the ISSA Team Racing Nationals 2015.

Presentation College Brothers Cork, the new Irish Schools Champion Team Racers

Presentation College Brothers Cork, the new Irish Schools Champion Team Racers

A perfect day, an easterly wind of 10 to 15 knots and not a cloud in the sky,

Two round robins were sailed, consisting of 44 races, with all teams racing each other twice.

The top two teams at the end, on equal points, were Presentation Brothers College, Cork, and Schull Sharks and It was decided to run a final best of three to sort out the National Championship. At the end of these three races PBC 1 with a score of two wins took the Championship.

It is hoped that Presentation College, the new Irish Schools Team Racing Champions, will represent Irish Schools at the British Schools Finals …

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Anthony O’Leary in the Ker 40 Antix leads in the Warsash Spring Championship in the Solent

Just one point separates the two top boats in the Brooks MacDonald IRC 1 Warsash Spring Championship sailed over this weekend, April 18th and 19th and to be completed next weekend April 25th and 26th.

Six races were sailed this weekend, four yesterday (Sat) in 17 to 20 knots of an easterly breeze while today (Sun) two races were sailed in a 7 to 12 knot north easterly.

At the top of the leaderboard Antix is jousting with his old friend, Mike Bartholomew in Tokoloshe II. However, Antix had an OCS in Race 2 and had to restart resulting in an 8th position one point ahead of Tokoloshe II. There are no discards in this championship.

All to play for …

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Ten Time Paralympian Sailor, John Twomey KYC, resigns as President of the IFDS

In an ISAF press announcement of April 17th, 2015, Bernard Destrubé, has announced the resignation of International Association for Disabled Sailing (IFDS) President John Twomey, with the Frenchman stating he has temporarily taken on the role.

Twomey’s resignation follows the decision of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to axe sailing from the programme from Tokyo 2020, which was announced in February.

Despite rallying support the International Sailing Federation (ISAF), together with the IFDS who had merged with the ISAF in November, failed in their efforts to have the sport reinstated and included on the programme for the Games. The IPC informed them at a meeting that the official process of selecting sports for the Games had drawn to a close …

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Combined ICRA and Neighbourhood Regattas? Read W.M. Nixon in today’s Afloat.ie for differing explosive views.

Michael Wallace of Royal Cork Yacht Club sailing 'Felix' at the Sovereign's Cup Regatta 2005. Picture Robert Bateman

Michael Wallace of Royal Cork Yacht Club sailing ‘Felix’ at the Sovereign’s Cup Regatta 2005. Picture Robert Bateman

In today’s Afloat.ie read views from Anthony O’Leary, Norbert Reilly, Tim Goodbody, Minister Simon Coveney etc regarding combining regattas and featuring the ICRA Nationals/Sovereign’s Cup.

To read an absolutely fascinating piece written as only W.M. Nixon can do click  HERE

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Irish Schools Team Racing Nationals

All racing cancelled at Schull today (Saturday) due to 30+knots of wind.

Hopefully tomorrow (Sun) will bring more favourable conditions.

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