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Sailing News

Irish Sailing Women at the Helm Regatta 2020 – Entries now OPEN!

The Irish Sailing Women at the Helm returns to National Yacht Club for one more year. This event gives all sailing women an annual sailing goal and to encourage a move from shore to boat, crew to helm or club event to regional event.  The event is open to PY Dinghy Racing and Keelboat Racing from Teens to Seniors. Anyone can enter the event and have some fun, with the only proviso being that a woman needs to helm and 50% of the crew need to be women.

For NOR and Amendments to NOR and to enter online, Please Click Here

Earlier Return to Racing for Cruiser and Keelboat Classes

As a result of the quicker easing of COVID restrictions DBSC keelboat and cruiser racing will now start two weeks earlier than previously advised.  The new start date is Tuesday the 7th of July with the previously advertised full programme commencing from then. 

Races in the first week will not count for series points for cruiser and keel boat classes to facilitate a shake down of boats, crews and race management and to ensure that those who have made alternative arrangements are not penalised.

The updated NoR be found here and schedule here. Please remember that for this season Tuesday racing will follow the same format as Thursday nights starting from a committee boat.

Please make sure you familiar yourself with the updated guidance from Irish Sailing which will be available here.  In particular we draw you attention to the following:

–       Consider now the new Pod system applies to your boat
–       Ensure that you keep electronic records of crew details and participation for contact tracing
–       Remember the key COVID symptoms
–       Plan your activity afloat  

As per our previous note we will be deciding upon class and fleet viability and by extension how they will be combined following a cut off of next Wednesday.   As it stands a number of class are not viable and will not be considered for racing this year.  In addition number of classes do not have sufficient numbers and will be combined with others. We will liaise directly with the captains of the classes in question.  

We are going racing.  Please enter here now.  

Again many thanks to all of you who have entered DBSC to date.

Irish Sailing publishes Phase 3 & 4 of Return to Sailing Scheme

Phase 3 & 4 of the Irish Sailing Return to Sailing Scheme can now be found HERE. The revised document takes into account the easing of Covid-19 restrictions announced by Government last week, and which come into effect from Monday 29 June. Essentially, as there is little change in the transition from Phase 3 to Phase 4, so this plan is likely to direct how our sports will be organised for the foreseeable future.

As per our update earlier this week, the main points to note in Phase 3 are:

  • Travel restrictions ease further
  • All training, competitive and recreational activity to resume in compliance with guidelines
  • Multi household crewed boats in ‘pods’ (maintaining regular crew as much as possible)
  • National, Regional and Club racing events resume
  • Club Catering Facilities Open
  • Up to 200 people can gather outside, and indoor gatherings of up to 50 people
  • Contact tracing must continue, and social distancing should be maintained on land in accordance with Government guidelines
  • Irish Sailing Regional Development Support continues for clubs and centres, and the office will continue to be staffed in a limited capacity to provide all services (ICCs, Commercial Endorsements etc)

In addition to the Return to Sailing Phase 3 & 4, you’ll find the Risk Assessment document which has been updated to reflect the ease in restrictions, and the FAQs document, also updated to reflect questions on Phase 2 & 3 from clubs and centres.

NYC Hosting of Women at the Helm is happening!

The National Yacht Club is delighted to announce that its planned hosting of the Irish Sailing Women at the Helm National Regatta will go ahead as scheduled on 29 & 30 August.   In a season where so many sailing events have had to be cancelled, the Club is particularly pleased to host this prestigious event and would encourage as many members as possible to participate to make this a truly memorable event. 

The event organisers are planning for a safe social and sailing environment and working within the Irish Sailing and Government guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants and volunteers, as well as the local community.  The success of last year’s inaugural event in the NYC shows what a great opportunity the Regatta is to showcase the strength and leadership of women in sport and their ability to adapt in a changing environment.  

NYC Club Boat Charters starts this Saturday 13th June!

Want to go sailing but have no boat? Want to helm? Need a RIB or a Secu to coach your child?
A selection of Club boats is now available for chartering to sailing members.

Please click here to see what is available, when, at what price and what are the terms and conditions to comply with!

Access the Club boat booking page at all times by clicking on this icon   on the right hand side of the homepage

Adult Single Handed Dinghies Race Training

The NYC is organising Race Coaching clinics for Adults on single handed boats (Lasers / RS Aeros) on Wednesday evenings, starting this week (10th June) for 4 weeks.

This scheme is not for beginners! There will be no rescue service provided and the sessions will be weather dependent – all participants are expected to be competent sailors able to right their own boat in case of a capsize.

Costs: €60 for the 4 weeks.

The Coach is NYC former Olympic Campaigner Tadgh Donnelly.

This scheme is limited to 10 participants. Please register here