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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.
Click on the link for 2014 Munsters NOR
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:
Saturday 15th to Friday 21st February
The 420 Schull Training Camp is taking place on the February mid term break from Saturday 15th to Wednesday 19th February. This is followed by the Munster Championship on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st. There will be training for all levels, for those new to the class as well as those at the top.
After consulting with the class members, nearly everyone preferred the option where sailors stay together in holiday cottages under the supervision of coaches and some parents. The sailors and coaches will cook for themselves. There will be a range of activities organised for the evening time in the houses. An outline of the camp:
The Irish 420 Association will be selecting teams for the World Championships in Germany and the Junior European Championships in Poland in 2014. The Association has nominated the Munster Championships and the ISA Youth Nationals as the two selector events. If you are hoping to qualify you must attend these two events.
The selection criteria will be published very shortly.
The first open training event will take place in the RSGYC on the 28th and 29th of September. The training will be led by top ISA Academy Coach Ross Killian, assisted by Jenny Andreason and Jamie Aplin.
The price is 50 euro per person for the weekend. This includes dinner on Saturday night. Please bring your own lunches for each day. If you haven't done so already please advise us as soon as you can if you wish to attend so that we can organize any extra coaches. The entry for the training will be closed at 10am Tuesday 24th September.
Email Theo Lyttle to say I am doing the Training: theo [dot] lyttle [at] gmail [dot] com
The provisional Winter Training Dates are:
This is the time of year when the ISA Academy reviews are taking place for both the 420s and the Lasers. Current 420 Academy members will be notified of their review date next week.
The 420 Academy Autumn Programme will include a minimum of two trips abroad for training camps and events. These will be Maubisson Regatta, France and Imperia Regatta in Italy. For those sailors not currently on the ISA Academy but who would like to be considered for the winter programme you can email Ross Killian to declare interest: rosskillian [at] email [dot] com
Closing date for this email is Friday 27th of September. Current Academy members do not need to email to declare interest.
It was quite a while in the making, but the newly rekindled 420 Ulster Championships took place last weekend at Donaghadee Sailing Club, kindly supported by Walker Communications.
Gifted with a favourable wind of 15-20kts for most of the weekend, PRO Jimmy McKee did a fine job getting 6 races in the can. The infamous Donaghadee tide played its usual part in what proved to be an exciting weekend’s racing for the 15 crews that made the trip. It was great to see boats from as far away as Cork, Galway & Wexford making the effort to travel and hopefully some of the Northern boats will return the compliment at future events.