We have a great line up of events for this year, with the 420's travelling to Wexford and County Antrim YC for the first time.
Here is the full list:
Saturday 15th to Friday 21st February
The 420 Schull Training Camp is taking place on the February mid term break from Saturday 15th to Wednesday 19th February. This is followed by the Munster Championship on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st. There will be training for all levels, for those new to the class as well as those at the top.
After consulting with the class members, nearly everyone preferred the option where sailors stay together in holiday cottages under the supervision of coaches and some parents. The sailors and coaches will cook for themselves. There will be a range of activities organised for the evening time in the houses. An outline of the camp:
The Irish 420 Association will be selecting teams for the World Championships in Germany and the Junior European Championships in Poland in 2014. The Association has nominated the Munster Championships and the ISA Youth Nationals as the two selector events. If you are hoping to qualify you must attend these two events.
The selection criteria will be published very shortly.
Graeme Grant of HYC is organising local 420 training on Saturdays before Christmas. The session will be either on Saturday mornings 1030 to 1300 or afternoons 1400 to 1630.
Cost will be 15 euro per session per person and you may pay per session.
Please email Graeme (Graemesurf [at] gmail [dot] com) to let him know whether mornings or afternoons are best for you and which Saturdays you are available. Training is planned for this Saturday, 23 November.
The first open training event will take place in the RSGYC on the 28th and 29th of September. The training will be led by top ISA Academy Coach Ross Killian, assisted by Jenny Andreason and Jamie Aplin.
The price is 50 euro per person for the weekend. This includes dinner on Saturday night. Please bring your own lunches for each day. If you haven't done so already please advise us as soon as you can if you wish to attend so that we can organize any extra coaches. The entry for the training will be closed at 10am Tuesday 24th September.
Email Theo Lyttle to say I am doing the Training: theo [dot] lyttle [at] gmail [dot] com
The provisional Winter Training Dates are:
This is the time of year when the ISA Academy reviews are taking place for both the 420s and the Lasers. Current 420 Academy members will be notified of their review date next week.
The 420 Academy Autumn Programme will include a minimum of two trips abroad for training camps and events. These will be Maubisson Regatta, France and Imperia Regatta in Italy. For those sailors not currently on the ISA Academy but who would like to be considered for the winter programme you can email Ross Killian to declare interest: rosskillian [at] email [dot] com
Closing date for this email is Friday 27th of September. Current Academy members do not need to email to declare interest.
The Malahide Yacht Club Dinghy Regatta is on Saturday 21st September. There will be racing for 420s, Lasers, Topazes, Optimists and Konas. Registration from 10.00 and First Gun at 12.00 with 3 races back to back. Entries will be accepted on the day but please e-mail Bob Sugrue at bob_sugrue [at] hotmail [dot] com to let us know you are coming.
2007 Ziegelmayer, stored indoors, little used in the last year. Comes with:
Contact details: 02890246877/07825988786 or email- lauragilmore0 [at] gmail [dot] com
Good for a new entry into the class. The boat is spotless and set up very well. No sign of ageing Purchased 2012. sailed and maintained at a high standard. Good for beginners or for racing.
Contact Adam: 0876809729
It was quite a while in the making, but the newly rekindled 420 Ulster Championships took place last weekend at Donaghadee Sailing Club, kindly supported by Walker Communications.
Gifted with a favourable wind of 15-20kts for most of the weekend, PRO Jimmy McKee did a fine job getting 6 races in the can. The infamous Donaghadee tide played its usual part in what proved to be an exciting weekend’s racing for the 15 crews that made the trip. It was great to see boats from as far away as Cork, Galway & Wexford making the effort to travel and hopefully some of the Northern boats will return the compliment at future events.