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Start The Summer Sailing Season Cruise – 2016


Start The Summer Sailing Season Cruise – 2016

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Sunday, May 8th will see the inaugural RSGYC Start the Season Sail where Members, family, and friends are invited to join fellow Club Members and crews for a leisurely Sunday sail to mark the start of the sailing season in a fun filled way.

There will be starts in the harbour mouth between an orange mark and a rib, which will be the Committee boat. The plan is that each boat/class will start at 3 minute intervals, depending on the boat type, with slower boats taking off first followed by the faster boats allowing boats to return to the Club approximately at the same time and to the BBQ and meet & greet on the Quarterdeck after sailing.

Notes: (subject to weather)

Briefing at 12:30 on the main deck when all skippers/crew can collect the ‘Communication Form’ – which will have a list of questions with answers to be returned after sailing.

Courses: There will be separate courses for slow and fast boats.

Course A – Inner Course is, through the harbour mouth, around a laid mark outside the harbour to starboard, through Dalkey sound, leave Dalkey island to port, leave laid harbour mark to port, finish line within harbour.

Course B – Outer Course is, through the harbour mouth, around harbour mark to starboard, through Dalkey sound, Killiney outfall mark to port, Dalkey island to port, leave harbour mark to port, finish line within the harbour.

Starting / finishing line will be laid line close to the Club within the harbour.(not necessarily a windward start).

Which course will you sail?

Slow boats start at 3 minute intervals starting at 14.00 hrs. Water Wags (14.00), Glens (14.03), Parent and child teams in Fevas (14.06), Special Needs Squibs and Laser 4.7 (14.09) Shipmans and Laser Radial,(14.12), Mermaids, Lasers and Squibs and OK (14.15), Ruffians. Cruiser 3 (slow group) (14.18)

Fast boats start at 3 minute intervals starting at Cruiser 3 (fast group) and RS200, 14.21hrs. all White Sail Cruisers and Finn (14.24), Cruisers 2 and RS400 (14.27), Cruiser 1 and 0 and Moths (14.30).

What else?

This is planned as a sailing day out to start the summer sailing season in a relaxed and fun manner while meeting your fellow Members both on the water and ashore.

Start times will be confirmed at the briefing, the above are guidelines only.

Prizes may be awarded based on the following:

  • Completed & returned Communication forms
  • Fastest boat/nearly as fast boat
  • Stories from the sail
  • Best hail to the start/finish boat
  • Most helpful to fellow competitors (towing is encouraged for the slower boats if an option)
  • Best dressed crew/boat
  • Class specific prize
  • TBD

Please come down and join us on the water this Sunday – all boats of all shapes and sizes are encouraged.

Tentative Schedule:

  • 12:30 Quarterdeck Briefing
  • 14:00 Harbour Sail Starts – staggered
  • 16:00 (approx) Finish
  • 16:00 onwards BBQ on Quarterdeck followed by debrief and prize-giving.

To register interest and to enter your boat/crew, please follow the link attached here.

Entry costs €5.

The following will be required:

  • Boat Name
  • Boat Type/Class
  • Owner/Skipper Name
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Comments
  • Standard declaration

Questions or Queries?

You can contact the Sailing Manager, Ronan Adams, at 01 214 7859 or emailing sailingmanager@rsgyc.ie

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