The dates for the End of Season regatta have been changed. Please note that this regatta will now take place at the same venue, LDYC in Dromineer, on the weekend of the 5th and 6th of November.
Dates and venues for mid-term training will be confirmed within a day or two.
The Royal Cork 420 class in conjunction with Tom Mappleback will host an open day on Sunday September 25th at 12 noon. In order to help the organisation please register your interest by clicking here:
The 420 is an exciting two person dinghy and is a most suitable boat for many of those ready to move on from Fevas or Oppies.
It compliments the Laser 4.7 and Radial classes and is aimed primarily at the same age group of 14 to 18. It is ideal for the smaller helm who might struggle in breeze with the power of the 4.7, and those who wish to develop their trapeze and spinnaker skills.
While the class has only a small core group in the club at the moment, there is a good circuit (there were 25 boats at the nationals in Spiddal last weekend) and great craic. Very good second hand boats are available and Tom Mappleback is willing to charter boats this winter in order to help build the fleet.
- Tom Crosbie
The 420 Nationals 2011 were hosted on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of September by Cumann Seoilteoireachta an Spideil in County Galway.
Fifty sailors attended the National event representing their various clubs; Lough Foyle Sailing Club, Skerries Sailing Club, Glandore Sailing Club, Malahide Yacht Club, Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis club, Tralee Bay Sailing Club, Royal Cork Yacht Club, Royal St. George Yacht Club, Howth Yacht Club, Galway Bay Sailing Club and Cumann Seoilteoireachta an Spidéil.
A big "thank-you" to Billy Keady and all the members of Cumann Seoltóireacht an Spidéil who hosted a great Nationals 3-4th September. An event report will be available in due course. In the meantime results are attached below and many superb photographs from the weekend are available from:-
Hi all, we are eagerly looking forward to welcoming all 420 sailors to this years National Championships at An Spideal (Spiddal). This is our first event of this size and we are keen to ensure you enjoy your visit to An Spideal.
There will be racing in Gold and Silver fleet and novice 420 sailors are especially welcome. Tom Mappleback will be on the water to coach novice sailors as required. Sailing Instructions are attached to this post. Please also bring your completed paperwork: entry, 420 membership, parent consent (if needed).
The 2011 National Championships will take place in Spiddal, Galway on 3rd & 4th September. Billy Keady, Commodore of Cumann Seoltóireacht an Spidéil, extends a warm welcome all the competitors and families travelling to the Spiddal for the championships. Please let Billy know if you plan to compete: bkeady [at] eircom [dot] net
NOR, Entry Form and Parent Consent forms are attached below.
Please note there are some traffic restrictions and road closures associated with a triathlon in Galway on 4th September. Full details here: http://www.galwaycity.ie/GeneralNews/160611_01.html
Tom Crosbie's report on the 420 Munsters held on 9-10 July 2011. Photos available on the RCYC site here:
Held over Saturday and Sunday in warm but light conditions the result was always going to be tight and great racing was had by all competitors under the watchful eye of Race Officer David O' Brien.
In the end the comeback kids - Richard Harrington and Robbie English finished on level points with the McCarthy pairing but the sisters took the title on countback having had two race wins to their credit.In fact there were four different race winners out of the five race event with race one going to Richie and Robbie, race two and four going to the McCarthys, race three to Patrick and Chloe Crosbie and the final (and only race on day 2) going to the Spanish pairing Carmen and Julia Devila.The silver fleet was also tightly contested with Galway sailors Jack Lee and Aaron O'Reilly emerging on top in the end with second in silver going to the local pairing of Julie Tingle and Ciara Power.Many thanks to all who travelled and helped make the event
420 Munsters 2011
Entries: 9 Races Sailed: 5 Discard: 1
Sun 10 Jul 11 15:35
|1st||GOLD||IRL 53698||BSC/RCYC||EMMA GEARY||NIAMH CONNOLLY||2.0||1.0||1.0||1.0||2.0||(3.0)||10.0||7.0|
|2nd||GOLD||IRL 53156||RCYC||PATRICK CROSBIE||CHLOE CROSBIE||(8.0)||3.0||2.0||3.0||3.0||1.0||20.0||12.0|
|3rd||GOLD||IRL 53116||TBSC||FIONA DALY||PATRICK DALY||1.0||2.0||3.0||2.0||6.0||(7.0)||21.0||14.0|
|4th||GOLD||IRL 51743||HYC/RSTGYC||TARA FLOOD||LUCY BOLGER||3.0||4.0||5.0||5.0||1.0||(11.0)||29.0||18.0|
|5th||GOLD||BLANK||KYC/RCYC||AODH KENNEDY||DANIEL BROWN||(6.0)||5.0||6.0||4.0||5.0||2.0||28.0||22.0|
|6th||SILVER||IRL 53206||GBSC||DONAL COLLINS||JACK COLLINS||5.0||8.0||8.0||(11.0)||7.0||4.0||43.0||32.0|
|7th||GOLD||IRL 54368||MALAHIDE YC||LIZZY MCDOWELL||ORLAGH THOMPSON||4.0||6.0||4.0||(17.0 DNS)||8.0||12.0||51.0||34.0|
|8th||SILVER||GBR 52868||GBSC||AARON O'REILLY||ROISIN JORDAN||9.0||(11.0)||7.0||7.0||4.0||8.0||46.0||35.0|
|9th||SILVER||GBR 1||GBSC||CIAN WALSH||FIACHRA MCHUGH||(11.0)||7.0||9.0||6.0||10.0||6.0||49.0||38.0|
|10th||SILVER||IRL 53701||GBSC||JACK LEE||CIARAN JORDAN||7.0||9.0||(12.0)||12.0||11.0||5.0||56.0||44.0|
|11th||SILVER||IRL 52918||GBSC||BRENDAN GALLAGHER||RORY MACADAM||10.0||10.0||11.0||8.0||9.0||(13.0)||61.0||48.0|
|12th||SILVER||IRL 51759||LFYC||JOE KELLY||PAT KELLY||12.0||13.0||10.0||9.0||(14.0)||10.0||68.0||54.0|
|13th||SILVER||IRL 52068||WICKLOW SC||TOM DOWNES||PETER RYAN||13.0||12.0||(14.0)||14.0||13.0||9.0||75.0||61.0|
|14th||SILVER||IRL 49678||MALAHIDE YC||PHILIP MCDOWELL||CIAN BUCKLEY||(15.0)||15.0||13.0||10.0||12.0||14.0||79.0||64.0|
|15th||SILVER||IRL 51379||CSS||SOPHIE KINIRONS||CIAN HAMILTON||14.0||14.0||(15.0)||13.0||15.0||15.0||86.0||71.0|
|16th||SILVER||IRL 52684||GLANDORE HARBOUR SC||CONN HARTE BOWLAN||EOIN FLANAGAN||16.0||16.0||(17.0 DNF)||15.0||17.0 DNS||17.0 DNS||98.0||81.0|
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