Competition and Training Event
The Irish 420 Leinster Championships takes place in the Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August. The Notice of Race for the event is available as an attachment below.
This is the first time that the 420 will be travelling to Wexford. The Club has hosted many big events including the Laser Leinsters recently.
Briefing will be at 1045 and first gun is scheduled for 12.10 on Saturday. After sailing on Saturday there is a dinner in the Club. There will also be a steak dinner for parents in the Club. More details on registration.
There is camping available at the Club. Please contact Dave. It is a busy weekend in Wexford so book a B+B early. Some space may be available in homes of Club sailors.
David Curtis is the organiser of the event. Please email him to let him know you will be travelling to the event. wexdoc [at] gmail [dot] com (Contact David Curtis)
The Connacht Championships will be hosted by, Chumann Seoltóireachta an Spidéil on 5th and 6th July 2014. Please let Brian Kinirons know if you're planning to participate: bkinirons [at] gmail [dot] com
The Notice of Race and Entry Form are attached here.
County Antrim Yacht Club Welcome the 420's for the first time this May. CAYC is located in Whitehead about 15 miles North of Belfast, so is very easy to get to. The sailing waters are straight out from the Club, so no long sail out. The entry fee for this event is 60STG. NOR out shortly.
22, 23 March, Training RCYC
Entries are now being accepted by HYC for the Youth Nationals. The event is also the second leg of the Selector Series for International Events. There is a 20 euro discount for entries received by the 11th April.
Entry can be made online here: https://www.hyc.ie/entryonline/youthNats14/entrylist.asp
The next 420 open training will be held on 22/23 March at RCYC. Mark Whitaker is organising the event. The training will be run by ISA 420 Coach Ross Killian supported by Cian O'Regan and Rob Lehane. The cost of the training will be 100 euro per boat for the weekend. All are welcome!
The Cork sailors are kindly offering to host sailors from the rest of the country. Please contact Mark Whitaker (mark [dot] whitaker [at] jpmg [dot] ie) to confirm you will be training and if you want accommodation.
The Selection Series rules has just been published for qualification for international event this year. The Irish Association are planning to send teams to both the World Championships in Germany and the Junior Europeans in Poland.
The weather forecast for next week is good with light to moderate winds and warmer temperatures.
Saturday 15th, 1630 check in to accommodation.
Sunday 16th, 0930 register for training. Please bring the balance of money due for the training and accommodation if you have not paid in full. Cheque or cash. Also, all sailors must be members of the Irish 420 Class Association. The cost is 10 euro per sailor (the cheapest of any class!)
Sunday 16th, 1000 training begins.
Thursday 20th, 0930 Registration for Munster Championships.
Notice of Race
Click on the link for the NOR for the Munsters. There is one amendment to the NOR. The entry fee has been reduced to 70 euro.
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: