2013 Munsters

 The 2013 Munster Championships were held in FMOEC, Schull 14-15 February. The event followed a very successful four-day coaching event lead by David Harte and included visiting coaches Tom Mapplebeck, Ross Killian and Elliot Willis.

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.

Full results here and a gallery of photographs here.

ISA conference to include performance stream

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.

2013 Munsters - Final Results

Munster 420 ChampionshipsEntries: 14      Races Sailed: 6      Discard: 1

Series Place Sail No Fleet Helm Crew Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 4 Race 5 Race 6
1 54766 Gold Adam Hyland Bill Staunton 8 1 1 1 2 3 5
2 54509 Gold Harry Whitaker David Whitaker 11 2 5 2 7 1 1
3 54417 Gold Robert Dickson Sean Waddilove 18 7 3 6 1 4 4
4 53104 Gold Peter Mc Cann Arran Walsh 21 3 2 15 11 2 3
5 53836 Silver Mark Hassett Issac McCarthy 32 6 15 4 3 13 6
6 5 Silver Kate Lyttle Alanna Lyttle 33 11 4 9 4 9 7
7 54728 Silver Hugh Maguire Harry Johnson 37 9 9 3 6 10 10
8 53871 Silver Ewan Mc Mahon Colin O’Sullivan 37 4 10 7 10 6 15
9 54067 Silver Douglas Elmes Grattan Roberts 38 13 8 5 5 12 8
10 54368 Gold Lizzy McDowell Cara McDowell 40 5 11 15 15 7 2
11 53701 Gold Jack Lee Ciaran Jordan 41 8 7 8 9 11 9
12 54093 Silver Philip McDowell Cian Buckley 43 10 6 15 8 8 11
13 53116 Silver Scott Levie Alacoque Daly 51 12 12 10 15 5 12
14 53380 Gold Cliodhna Ni Shuileabhain Jil Mc Ginly 75 15 15 15 15 15 15

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Class Ranking and Selection Criteria for 2013 Junior European Championships & World Championships

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.

Statement from ISA regarding UK 420 Qualifier eventss

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.
20th & 21st April, Pwhelli, UK Spring 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.

2013 Munsters - Schull FMOEC 14-15 February

David Harte

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.

ISA Nominated International 420 events for ISAF qualification 2013

Updated criteria will be published shortly for the selection of the boats to represent Ireland at the ISAFs.

- Ross

Schull Coaching Camp & Munsters 2013

420 Midterm Training Camp

Dates: Sunday 10th  to Wednesday 13th February

Venue: FMOEC Schull, West Cork

Cost: €200 / boat

Join the Irish 420 Class Association for four days of top quality training with Olympic Coaches and World Championship winning sailors. Numbers will be limited to ensure good coach ratios so please book early to avoid disappointment. To book a place please e-mail Alacoque Daly at alacoquedaly1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Charter boats are available from Tom Mapplebeck tom [at] curradinghy [dot] com

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 Munster Championships will be held immediately following the training camp on Thursday 14th / Friday 15th February. More details to follow.

2013 New Year Training Camp - RCYC


Date – 2nd – 6th January 2013

The 420 New Year training camp is due to take place in RCYC from the 2nd to 6th January. Coaches will be confirmed over the next few weeks. We currently have a number of sailors interested in the camp and we hope to have these confirmed over the next week. Accomodation is available with various family’s around cork and Tom Crosbie will help arrange this if needed.

We have put together a plan of what we feel the sailors need to work on, however if you are able to send through to us what you wish to work on, we will be able to work this into the schedule before we arrive. Please send these onto tom [at] curradinghy [dot] com

The training is due to start on the 2nd January at 11am to allow for sailors arriving on the day to be rigged up and ready for first briefing.  We require the boats to be rigged and ready to be launched, however sailors should not be changed. We advise that you bring appropriate clothing for on the water and on land.  Please also bring with you notebooks, pens and rulebook

Boats are available to borrow if required, please notify us in advance if you wish or know of any sailors looking to take part.

The cost of training will be 100€/person, payment is due on the first day of training.


For any other information, please contact Tom Mapplebeck

Tom Mapplebeck


tom [at] curradinghy [dot] com

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