Grant Thornton ILCA Sprint Regatta – May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                          

 

We’re delighted to announce the second Grant Thornton ILCA Sprint Regatta of 2022. Our next sprint on Sunday, May 15 is perfect preparation for the upcoming ILCA Ireland Masters Nationals and should also give our junior sailors a welcome break from exam prep.

The Dun Laoghaire ILCA/Laser fleet has announced the second of five Sprint Regattas, proudly supported by Grant Thornton Ireland. These events, hosted by the Royal St George Yacht Club, provide a unique sailing experience for novice and experienced Laser sailors.

The one-day regatta is open to Laser sailors both junior and adult and in all rigs; ILCA 4 (4.7), ILCA 6 (Radial) and ILCA 7 (Standard). There is particular emphasis from the race committee on ensuring a fast-paced and fun event for competitors of all ages and abilities. Novice sailors are most welcome as this provides a unique format to be involved in racing at the highest level across the local fleet.

With first gun at 13:55, there will be a minimum of 5 races in quick succession for each fleet, with each race lasting between 20-30 minutes. Prizes are awarded for the top three positions in each fleet with separate prize categories for female and male sailors, plus under 30’s and Masters.

The event is open to all ILCA Lasers based in Dún Laoghaire. Traveling boats are welcome to enter. Due to the ongoing space pressures across the local clubs, visiting boats shall launch from the public slip in the Coal Harbour. Visiting boats are welcome to use the facilities in the club after sailing.

Speaking at the announcement of the Spring Sprint, Mick Shelley who is Audit Partner at Grant Thornton Ireland and himself an ILCA sailor said that;  “Once again we’re delighted to be associated with this event as it provides a platform for both novice and experienced sailors of all ages to compete in a fun, challenging and safe environment.”

Click here to access the NOR and SIs.

Early bird entry fee for the event is €20 with entry limited to 80 boats. Click HERE to enter.

Click here for the Virtual Race Office

 

 

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