To encourage and promote the growth of the 420 class at HYC, we are working with the 420 class association and other clubs in the Leinister region. The aim of the training is to allow sailors to keep enjoying their sailing outside of the summer months, while working on improving their boat handling skills and racing technique.
The Notice of Race and the Entry Form for the Curradinghy Munster Championships 22-23 September has been published on the Royal Cork website. Note a completed entry form must with sent in before 19th September to avoid the additional €20 late payment fee.
The Royal Cork Yacht Club will host an Open Training weekend on behalf of the Irish 420 Association on September 15th/16th. Boats may be left in the RCYC dinghy park ready for the 420 Munster Championship the following weekend. Training begins at 10am on Saturday and will end at 4.30pm on Sunday.
This training will be directed at sailors of all standards and there will be coaches to cater for all levels. The class has arranged an excellent line up of coaches with Elliot Willis (former 2 time 470 World and European Champion and GBR Olympian) as guest coach and inputs from Ross Killian, ISA National 420 coach, Tom Mapplebeck and Thomas Chaix.
In response to many queries regarding the ISA winter training group I would like to clarify that the team that will travel to Vigo, Malaga and Palma is not the 420 academy. The plans for the future do include the creation of a 420 academy but It will not be chosen at this early stage.
I expect all sailors to make considerable progress this winter thanks to focused training in our home waters and abroad and this will be taken into account for the selection of the academy for 2013.
In addition to the planned away trips domestic training will be taking place. The criteria for selection for the academy will be posted soon but as coach I will be present at the home training camps in September and October as well as the Munsters in RCYC on the 22nd and 23rd of September and will be able to see the progress of the sailors for myself. The dates for all training for the winter and 2013 are currently being finalised and will be posted shortly.
See you in RCYC on the 15th.
Ross Killian. ISA 420 coach.
White Zaoli Kite used in 2008 Junior Euros and a bit of training in 2009. Garage stored since. €180
Call Tim O'Laoire on 0877528629
420 sailing dinghy for sale (Sail No. 49366). Boat is in excellent condition with all the usual equipment including two main sails, two jibs, one spinnaker and launching trolley.
Available for viewing and sail in Swords Sailing & Boating Club, Malahide, Co.Dublin.
Please contact Niall on 087 822 5118 or niall [dot] furlong [at] gmail [dot] com if interested.
The ISA have published a proposal for an ISA winter training programme. The ISA have designed the programme and the selection criteria to train three boats with a view to international competition over the coming years. Programme details are on the ISA webite at: www.sailing.ie
The Aqua Restaurant-sponsored 420 National Championships sailed at Howth Yacht Club over the August Bank Holiday Weekend were won in impressive style by the young Royal Cork YC pairing of Patrick Crosbie and Grattan Roberts who took the gun in five of the 9 races and never placed lower than 3rd.
Four races on day one were sailed in fresh but steady winds and two firsts, a second and a third put the Cork crew in a commanding position ahead of the eventual runners-up, Robert Dickson and Sean Waddilove of the host club who had two firsts and a second but also had a DSQ.
In lighter, shifting winds on the second day, the Howth crew won the first race of the day but then had a second DSQ while their Cork rivals scored two bullets to stretch their advantage. Two races on the final day saw the honours even between the two front-runners but after discards, Crosbie & Grattan had five points to spare over Dickson & Waddilove.
PRO for the 3-day event was Richard Kissane, assisted by National Race Officers Derek Bothwell and Neil Murphy, with support from Emmet Dalton manning the on-the-water Jury Boat.
The Championship attracted 16 entries from six different clubs and the silver fleet was won by Hugh McGuire and Harry Johnson of the Royal Irish YC. Other prize-winners were:
Tara Flood & Chloe Crosbie (HYC/RCYC) – 1st Ladies Overall
Laragh Lee & Sarah Hyland (RStGYC) – 1st Ladies in Silver Fleet
Philip McDowell & Cian Buckley (MYC) – Youngest Helm & Crew (13+14)
Medb Glackin & Saoirse Kelly (HYC) – Best local boat outside the top 3
Aisling McGowan & Aoife Linnane (CY&BC) - Most sociable boat
Robert Dickson & Sean Waddilove (HYC/SSC), Adam Hyland & Bill Staunton (RStGYC/SSC) and Cian Walsh & Fiachra McHugh (GBSC) are travelling to the Junior Europeans in Lake Garda this week