Well done to the participants that entered the UK qualifiers set out by the ISA as one of the ISAF qualifying event. There were many great performances and will ensure the ISA Youth Championships are hotly contested for the ISAF nomination.
2005 Ziegelmayer hull in brilliant condition. no sign of ageing, Perfect for a new entry to class.
The 420 Leinster Championships will be held in Malahide Yacht Club on the weekend of 23rd/24th March. Please find the NOR & Entry Form for the Leinsters attached.
UPDATE - THIS EVENT IS FULLY BOOKED. PLEASE ONLY TRAVEL IF YOU HAVE A CONFIRMED RESERVATION
Dates: Sunday 17th to Monday 18th March
Venue: Malahide Yacht Club
Cost: €100 / boat
Join the Irish 420 Class Association for two days of top quality training with International & Olympic Coaches. Numbers will be limited to ensure good coach ratios so please book early to avoid disappointment.
All participants must have paid their class membership for 2013 (€10/sailor) New members should download an application form from the Membership section of the website and bring it with their payment to the training camp.
Parental Consent Forms will also be required for sailors who are under 18. These may also be downloaded from the Membership section of the website.
The 420 Leinster Championships will be held in Malahide Yacht Club on the weekend of 23rd/24th March. The club will provide free storage for boats between the training camp and the Leinsters if you plan to do both events.
Racing started in blustery conditions and the first day's racing was held in Schull Harbour. Several heavy gusts came through and a squall during race 3 saw several boats capsize on the downwind leg. Most of the fleet recovered and held on for a fourth and final race of the day after which Adam Hyland and Bill Staunton were leading the fleet.
Friday started entirely differently with no wind at all. Eventually a light Southerly set in and the fleet made their way out to the harbour entrance to sail the remaining two races of the championship. The Whitaker brothers performed best in the light conditions and took two wins on the day to move into second overall, although they were unable to overhaul event winners Adam and Bill.
The ISA have introduced a performance stream to the conference this year. The idea is to give people a look behind the scenes of what makes a performance programme tick. It is targeted for both sailors and parents alike.
The presentations should be both enjoyable and insightful. What's more we are NOT charging any fee.
ISA Team Physio Mark McCabe will deliver a no-nonsense workshop on Strength & Conditioning. ISA Team Psychologist Kate Kirby will discuss how mental factors can influence performance. Finally Olympic 49er sailor Matt McGovern will talk about the highs and lows of London 2012 and how it prepared him for his Rio 2016 campaign.
Munster 420 ChampionshipsEntries: 14 Races Sailed: 6 Discard: 1
Fri 15 Feb 13 14:58
The 2013 420 World Championships and Ladies 420 World Championships will take place in Valencia, Spain from 22nd July – 30th July. The Class Association is entitled to nominate up to 7 male or mixed crews for entry to the Open World Championship and 7 Female crews for entry in the Ladies World Championship.
The 2013 Junior European Championships will take place in Pwllheli, Wales from 14th – 22nd August. The Class Association is entitled to nominate 7 crews for this event.
The attached documents detail the class ranking system and the criteria that will be used by the Irish 420 Class Committee to select teams for these events.
UK Qualifiers, Weymouth and Pwhelli.
With the upcoming events in the UK drawing near, we can confirm that the ISA will be sending Ross Killian as coach. He will be there to coach on the water, deliver briefings, help with the forecasts and prepare the sailors for what to expect out on Weymouth bay and in Pwhelli. The dates of the events are:
2nd & 3rd March, Weymouth, UK Winter Championships.
Ross will be on site for the Thursday and Friday before both weekends and will be running sessions on the water for those who are there to prepare for the weekends racing he will be coaching any Irish boat that attend but will not be acting as a team leader ashore however. There is the possibility of Ross helping with the transportation of boats to these regattas so those who are planning on attending either one can email him at rosskillian [at] email [dot] com and he will try to help.
David Harte of the Fastnet Marine Outdoor Education Centre is organising the 2013 Munsters on behalf of the class association.
The Notice of Race and the Entry Form are now available as attachments here. Entrants that are under 18 should also download and complete a parental consent form.
Please get your entries in before Tuesday 12th February.