The Year to Come ... Calendar Summary

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We are pleased to announce an exciting sailing programme for the Irish 420 Class for 2016. The calendar of events is intended to support both the younger and more experienced 420 teams. 

Summer 420 courses at Howth Yacht Club

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Howth Yacht Club are planning a number of 420 training courses this Summer and have invited members of the 420 Association to participate.

There are three weeks available and the coach will most likely be Graeme Grant.

Further details and entry forms are available at www.hyc.ie.  Go to icon “Training & Dinghy's” and then "Junior Summer Courses” for further information.  HYC needs to assess the level of interest and therefore booking as early as possible is advisable. 

Course Dates are planned as follows:-

  • Week starting 13th June.
  • Week starting 25th July.
  • Week starting 1st August.

If you have any queries or require further information please contact Jim McMahon (HYC 420 Class Captain) at  086-803 4980.

420 Connaught Championships - Event Report

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KYC's Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain sailing with Niamh Doran came out ahead in a close battle at the 2016 420 Connaught Championships, hosted by Kinsale Yacht Club.  With Geoff Power and James McCann together with Kate Lyttle and Niamh Henry challenging throughout the all-girl crew scored three firsts and two seconds in a six race series to take the title.

In Silver Rob Talbot and Cathal Mahon from Galway took the honours with the new pairing of Grace O'Beirne and Kathy Kelly coming second and Michael O'Suilleabhain helming to third in his first event in the class.

The committee are very appreciative of the warm reception and excellent sailing provided by Kinsale Yacht Club and thank all those club members who assisted.

For full results please click here.

2016 Connaught Championships - Sailing Instructions Now Published

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We are delighted to publish the sailing instructions for tomorrows event.

Next Open Traning - April 30th and 1st May in National Yacht Club, DunLaoghaire

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Sailing is fun

The National Yacht Club will host the next Opening Training session on the May bank holiday weekend Saturday 30th April and S

World Championships 2016 - Team Update

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The Irish International 420 Class are pleased to announce that the following teams have been selected to represent their country at the 2016 420 World Championships in Sanremo, Italy:

 

Open Worlds:   

  1. Douglas Elmes & Colin O'Sullivan
  2. Shane McLoughlin & Patrick Whyte
  3. Ronan Cournane & Ben Walsh

Ladies World Championship: 

  1. Gemma McDowell & Cara McDowell
  2. Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain & Niamh Doran
  3. Kate Lyttle & Niamh Henry 

Open Worlds under 17:       

  1. Geoff Power & James McCann

Congratulations and well done to all the teams on their selection and we wish them every success.  Our sailors will be supported by Ross Killian, 420 National Coach and Graeme Grant, Association Coach for the event.  The Association is very appreciative of the support from the Irish Sailing Association in the arrangements for attendance at this event.

World Championship 2016 Team - Attendance at the 420 French Nationals

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A message from Ross Killian - Irish Sailing Association:

Worlds team members,

We are looking into logistics concerning ISA support at the French Nationals which will take place in Trebeurden, Brittany from the 6th-10th of July.  This regatta will replace the traditional trip to Kiel on the Academy calendar, with direct travel to San Remo after the event.  This is not a compulsory regatta and spaces are limited so I would like at this point to ask for expressions of interest from the Worlds team members.  In order to have enough time pre regatta the boats would need to leave Ireland around the 2nd of July.  Please let me know if you are interested in this trip by email no later than Thursday 14th of April, contact email is rosskillian [at] email [dot] com

Thanks, see you on the water soon, Ross

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