TWO Irish teams will represent Ireland in the upcoming ISAF Team Racing worlds in Rutland from the 18th to the 25th of July, teams from Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, Italy, Japan will also take part in the event divided into two groups, the Open Division and the Youth (U19) Division.
Day 2 of the ASM KYC Frostbite Series saw typical frostbite weather, cold, bright, sunny with near perfect sailing conditions. The wind was 10 knots gusting to 12.5 from NNW. Each of the 5 fleets got 3 great races in shifting conditions which made it a great test for all competitors. Each of the fleets had close racing, especially the ever popular Squib Fleet.
The 2015 Sailing season kicked off recently at Kinsale Yacht Club. The annual ASM Frostbite Series commenced in lighter winds than forecasted. Race Officer John Stallard succeeded in running 3 races for each fleet. He described conditions as being ideal with an average wind speed of 11 knots in the first race with gusts of 15 knots, the second race averaged 13 knots gusting to 18 knots; however the wind
THE ISA Junior All Ireland Championships is a competition of the top sailors from each junior fleet. Twenty sailors from nine classes and out of eleven clubs (including two wild cards) were chosen to compete this weekend in Kinsale, out of Kinsale Yacht Club. The Youth event in Kinsale was full of uncertainty as the wind left the contestants waiting for wind on both days. The slack winds on day
Bigger Dragon fleet at Glandore for this years South Coast Dragon Regatta, we had 15 entries, 6 from Dublin Clubs, 5 from Kinsale and 4 from the home club GHYC, this is up from last year and bodes well for the Glandore fleet with the prospect of up to three more dragons joining the club for the 2015 season. The Club was delighted that Richard Leonard of RCYC was again
THE 2014 Dragon Class Irish National Championship was held in Kinsale between June 26th and 29th. The entry was an impressive 21 boats and the race organisers were particularly delighted to welcome 9 boats from the UK. Racing began on Thursday 26th June in both glorious sunshine and torrential downpours. The wind was shifty and problematic but 2 races were completed with IRL216 Chimaera ( Craig, Mathews & Pettitt)
FOR the second Sunday in a row the gales obligingly passed over to allow racing to proceed in the ASM Frostbite Series. The Race Officers reported that the winds were between 14 and 20 knots and West South West. There were no shifts and the course remained unchanged for all 3 races.
THE Irish Team Racing Nationals are been hosted by the FMOEC in Schull this weekend with teams from all around Ireland and the UK taking part.
THE year started with a win in April at the Irish School’s Team Racing Nationals followed in May by a win at the British U21 Championships and again a win at the British Schools Nationals in July, the team consisted of, Oisin O’Driscoll, Connor Miller, Fionn Lyden, Katie Moynihan, Ellen O’Regan and Mark Hassett.
MORE than Over 250 competitors, supporters and guests attended the Opening Ceremony for the Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup 2012 at a reception at Kinsale Yacht Club. The Dragon Gold Cup is considered the open World Cup of Dragon Sailing with over 60 boats from 16 countries and several world champions and ex-olympians competing for this prestigious trophy, hosted by Kinsale Yacht Club from 8th-14th September.
WEST Cork Paralympian John Twomey will be bidding for his third Paralympics medal at the upcoming games in London. The Kinsale native will be competing in the Sonar Sailing Class at the London Games where he will be joined by two other members of the Kinsale Yacht Club, Ian Costello and Anthony Hearty.
CAMERON Good, Commodore of Kinsale Yacht Club announced details of two major events for KYC this year. The Optimist National Championships (31st July – 4th August) and The Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup (8th-14th September) are due to attract huge number of sailors to Kinsale and, in turn, are expected to benefit the local economy. Pictured at the announcements are Cameron Good, Commodore of Kinsale Yacht Club; Henry Kingston, Dragons
UK team clinch Schull world championship THE West Kirby Sailing Club from the Wirral in the UK are the new International Sailing Federation (ISAF) team racing world champions following an intense weekend of competition in Schull. West Kirby were the best of the 12 teams who competed over four days of sailing in the scenic West Cork setting despite a strong effort from New York Yacht Club representing the USA