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Irish Sailing Set–Up ‘Performance HQ’ at Commissioners of Irish Lights, Dun Laoghaire Harbour

The National Yacht Club has long been the Dublin’s guest home of Irish Sailing Performance Squads (49ers, Lasers) to provide access to the water in the capital…

This is set to change with the announcement that for a new €300k ‘Performance Headquarters’, funded entirely by the Irish Sailing Foundation and located on the grounds of the Commissioners of Irish Lights in Dun Laoghaire.

Annalise quits Laser Radial & launches 49er FX campaign for Tokyo

Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise has quit the Laser Radial dinghy and launched a two–year campaign for the Tokyo Olympics in the 49er FX skiff dinghy.

The news is revealed in this morning’s Irish Times Sailing Column here and it follows Annalise’s two year hiatus from the class since Rio that had left everyone wondering, including team management, what the former European Radial Champion, would do next.

Harbour to Harbour Riders

An attempt to sail down the Grand Canal, in aid of DLR Special Needs activities

A 200 km trip in the beautiful new Shannon One Design “SOD” lake boat, armed with a special sail, the spinnaker pole and eight fenders from the newly restored Dublin Bay 24 – both traditional boats recently completed by Brittany wooden boat building school Skol Ar Mor.

Chris Craig & crew will take on the 130 km & 44 canal locks in stage 1 of this epic journey from Dun Laoghaire and Ringsend Harbours to Shannon Harbour – assisted by a new electric outboard motor kindly supplied by Irish Ship & Barge Fabrication Co. Then a 60 km lake sail onwards to Dromineer in time for their annual regatta.

NYC Tom Dolan in ‘battle of the rookies’ in AG2R La Mondiale Transat challenge

NYC member Tom Dolan and French co-skipper Tanguy Bouroullec have locked horns with fellow newcomers Erwan La Draoulec and Loïs Berrehar as they battle it out for the title of first rookie in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale.

Dolan and Bouroullec’s Smurfit Kappa-Cerfrance was less than ten miles ahead of La Droulec and Berrehar’s Concarneau Entreprendre in the rankings on Friday.

But in reality the two boats were practically neck and neck, with Smurfit Kappa-Cerfrance positioned around 15 miles north of Concarneau Entreprendre…

Finn Lynch Eyes Top Ten at Sailing World Cup in Hyeres

NYC Olympic Laser sailor Finn Lynch continues to master further challenges in Hyeres as light winds dominated the third day of competition at the Sailing World Cup Series. The 22–year–old has moved up to 13th overall and is now only six points off the top ten overall in his 68–boat fleet.

More on this event on Afloat.ie

For overall results click here

Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft

A new and revised Code of Practice for the Safe Operation of Recreational Craft booklet was published by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport in November 2017.

The Code of Practice is a valuable source of information, advice and best practice operational guidance for owners, masters, operators and users of a range of pleasure and recreational craft operating in Irish coastal and inland waters.  It also includes updated information on relevant legislation that applies to recreational craft and should be of interest and benefit to our Club members.  For more detail on the content and structure of the Code of Practice, please see Marine Notice No. 9 of 2018 which is available on the Department’s website here.
A useful Checklist of Basic Safety Requirements and Advice can be found on page 5 of the Code and is also attached as an Annex to the Marine Notice.

All recreational craft users are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Code and to heed the safety advice and recommendations including the need to take personal responsibility for their actions on the water.

Click here to download the full document (or by Chapter)