Grant Thornton ILCA Sprint Regatta – Sunday, August 07
The Dun Laoghaire ILCA/Laser fleet has announced the fourth of five Sprint Regattas planned for 2022, proudly supported again 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 14:00, 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. Travelling 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 July Sprint, Mick Shelley who is Audit Partner at Grant Thornton Ireland and himself an ILCA 7 sailor said that; “With the ILCA Ireland nationals just around the corner, we’re expecting a big turnout at this sprint. The format provides a brilliant opportunity for the fleet across Dun Laoghaire to get on the water for some competitive, fun and safe sailing. Grant Thornton Ireland is very proud to be associated with this regatta series.”
Early bird entry fee for the event is €20 with entry limited to 80 boats. Click HERE to enter.