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Ballyholme Yacht Club Launches 2018 Icebreaker Dinghy Series

19th September 2018
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Launching the Icebreaker series from (left to right): Richard Honeyford, Chief Operating Officer, RYA NI, sponsor Michael Keenan of Danske Bank, Pete McDowell, Commodore BYC, Dan McCaughey, Laser Sailor, Aidan Pounder Vice Commodore BYC and Charlie Winton, Ladies Captain, BYC. Launching the Icebreaker series from (left to right): Richard Honeyford, Chief Operating Officer, RYA NI, sponsor Michael Keenan of Danske Bank, Pete McDowell, Commodore BYC, Dan McCaughey, Laser Sailor, Aidan Pounder Vice Commodore BYC and Charlie Winton, Ladies Captain, BYC.

Ballyholme Yacht Club is pleased to launch the Icebreaker Series 2018/19. Now in its fourth decade, this event attracts a range of sailors from all over Belfast Lough. Commencing on Sunday, September 30th and continuing each Sunday until 16th December. Part 1 will consist of 12 races. After a short break over Christmas and New Year, Part 2 commences on Sunday, 3rd February 2019. One race will be run on each day. 

 "There will be no charge for entering the Icebreaker Series"

Entry is open to dinghies and multihulls, who otherwise would have limited opportunity to race during the winter. Olympian and RYA High-Performance Manager Matt McGovern commented “Ballyholme Icebreaker Series is a real highlight in the winter sailing calendar. It offers great quality racing in large fleets every Sunday. Personally, I can’t wait to dust off the hiking pads and get out there myself in the Laser class this year.”

In a change from former years, there will be no charge for entering the Danske Bank sponsored Icebreaker Series 2018/19. Visiting boats will be accommodated at BYC for a small fee. This is in order to encourage a large entry. For those sailors with limited racing experience, BYC will be offering adult training on Saturday afternoons for members and visitors to help them build confidence for a competitive environment.

For more information including Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions, please see here

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