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ICRA has published provisional class divisions for next week's 73–boat national championship fleet at Howth Yacht Club. The divisions are as expected but this year's class two has been forced to combine boats that in previous championships sailed in classes two and three but due to numbers in 2016 are sailing as one class next week. See full table below with divisions, IRC TCC and ECHO handicaps.

The cruiser–racer national championships is to be staged at the north Dublin venue for a record fifth time. The three day event, from next Friday, will decide eight national titles and Corinthian Cups across a combined fleet Read more about the championships here.

Sail NumberBoat NameModelOwnerClubIRC TCCECHODIV
IRL4208 WOW Farr 42 George Sisk Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.123 1.125 0
IRL4076 Meridian Salona 45 Tom Roche Kinsale Yacht Club 1.112 1.115 0
IRL2007 Jump Juice Ker 36.7 Conor Phelan Royal Cork Yacht Club 1.109 1.105 0
GBR8038 ROXSTAR XP38i FINDLAY & ANDERSON Clyde crusing club #N/A #N/A 0
IRL1507 Aquelina J/122 Sheila Tyrrell James Tyrrell Arklow Sailing Club #N/A #N/A 0
GBR4041 LICKS First 40 Jay Colville East Down Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 0
               
               
IRL10800 Rockabill VI JPK 10.80 2.15 fin6 Paul O'Higgins Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.046 1.045 1
IRL13500 D-TOX X 35 McSwiney, McStay, Sherry & O'Rafferty Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.044 1.045 1
GBR7377 Impostor Corby 33 Richard Fildes SCYC 1.035 #N/A 1
IRL7778 Gringo Archambault A 35 Tony Fox National Yacht Club 1.024 1.025 1
IRL3061 Fools Gold Archambault A 35 Robert Mc Connell WHSC 1.022 1.025 1
IRL9898 Indecision J/109 declan hayes & patrick halpenny Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.021 1.015 1
FRA37296 TRIPLE ELF First 35 CHRISTINE AND ROBIN MURRAY FAIRLIE YC /CLYDE CRUISING CLUB 1.020 #N/A 1
IRL1383 Ruth J/109 Shanahan Family National Yacht Club 1.015 1.015 1
IRL1141 storm J/109 pat kelly rsc/hyc 1.014 1.015 1
IRL1206 Joker 2 J/109 John Maybury Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.014 1.015 1
IRL5109 Jalapeno J/109 Barrington/Despard/O'Sullivan National Yacht Club 1.014 1.015 1
IRL811 RAPTOR Mills 30 CR DENIS HEWITT & ORS. Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.013 1.020 1
GBR2342 White Mischief J/109 Timothy and Richard Goodbody Royal Irish Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 1
GBR7709R Justjay J/109 Nigel Ingram Holyhead 1.012 #N/A 0
IRL29213 Something Else J/109 Brian & John Hall National Yacht Club 1.011 1.015 1
GBR8933R Bon Exemple XP 33 1.90 Colin Byrne Royal Irish Yacht Club 1.009 1.015 1
IRL3470 Flashback First 34.7 Breen/Hogg Howth Yacht Club 0.987 1.000 1
IR7991 Jigamaree J/109 Ronan Harris Royal Irish Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 1
IRL3670 Altair First 36.7 Losty/Dorgan Cove Sailing Club #N/A #N/A 1
               
               
               
IRL1332 Equinox X 332 Ross McDonald Howth Yacht Club 0.980 0.980 2
IRL9970 Lambay Rules J/97 Stephen Quinn Howth Yacht Club 0.971 0.980 2
IRL8094 king one First Evolution 30 David Kelly rsc/hyc 0.958 0.955 2
IRL2706 Kodachi Corby 27 Rick de Neve Howth Yacht Club 0.955 0.955 2
IRL1343 Arcturus Sun Odyssey 37 Peter & Declan McCabe Howth Yacht Club #N/A 0.945 2
IRL5522 the Big Picture MG HS30 michael & Richard Evans Howth Yacht Club 0.945 0.945 2
IRL2016 Checkmate XV MG HS30 David Cullen Howth Yacht Club 0.944 0.945 2
IRL1484 Harmony #N/A John Swan Howth Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 2
IRL2552 Fusion Corby 25 Colwell & Cobbe Howth Yacht Club 0.934 0.935 2
IRL988 Dux X 302 Anthony Gore-Grimes Howth Yacht Club 0.927 0.930 2
IRL3022 XEBEC X 302 Bourke,McGirr,Ball Howth Yacht Club 0.927 0.930 2
IRL7495 Maximus X 302 Paddy Kyne Howth Yacht Club 0.924 0.930 2
IRL1103 Viking X 302 K.Darmody & M.Patterson Howth Yacht Club 0.923 0.930 2
IRL8223 Kamikaze #N/A Peter Nash Royal St. George Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 2
               
             
IRL4571 Flyover Sigma 33ood David Marchant Waterford Harbour Sailing Club 0.913 0.910 3
IRL508 Quest Humphreys 1/4 Ton Barry Cunningham & Jonathan Skerritt Royal Irish Yacht Club 0.906 0.905 3
IRL6559 White Hunter Formula 28 MOD Joss Walsh Howth Yacht Club 0.906 0.905 3
IRL6136 Starlet Formula 28 Wormald / Walsh Howth Yacht Club 0.905 0.905 3
FRA9186 Cartoon Quarter Ton Fauroux Ken Lawless & Sybil McCormack Royal Irish Yacht Club 0.895 0.900 3
IRL9538 Running Wild - Seachange Now Impala 28ood Brendan Foley Royal St. George Yacht Club 0.889 0.890 3
IRL3060 Jumpin' Jive J/24 Mark Usher Greystones Sailing Club 0.887 0.885 3
IRL4794 Hard on Port J/24 Flor O'Driscoll Howth Yacht Club 0.887 0.885 3
IRL4115 K25 HYC Johnny Bravo J/24 White Ciaran Howth Yacht Club 0.887 0.885 3
IRL4384 Gala Racing J/24 Simon McGibney Foynes Yacht Club 0.884 0.885 3
GBR9612 Bambi Impala 28 I/B 1.78 Richard Harding National Yacht Club #N/A 0.885 3
I8709 Cri Cri #N/A Paul Colton Royal Irish Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 3
IRL8245N Asterix #N/A Boushell, Counihan, Meredith Dun Laoghaire Marina #N/A #N/A 3?
           
               
IRL6556 Challenger Europe Challenger Paul Rossiter Howth Yacht Club #N/A 0.845 4
IRL35 ELEINT Trapper 300 Michal Matulka Dunlaoghaire Motor YC #N/A 0.830 4
E127 OctopussE E Boat PATRICK O NEILL Howth Yacht Club 0.824 0.825 4
IR3052 Tobago #N/A Ray, Costello, McShera, Quigley Malahide Yacht Club #N/A #N/A ?
               
               
WHITESAIL            
               
GBR1345 Samatom XC45 Robert Rendell Howth Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 5
IRL3335 Bite the Bullet #N/A Colm Bermingham Howth Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 5
GB58571 Spellbound #N/A H. & G. Burrows, L. Skeffington Howth Yacht Club #N/A #N/A 5
                             
WHITESAIL 1            
               
IRL6001 REBELLION Nicholson 58 Hughes, Hanlon & O'Mahony Howth Yacht Club 1.051 1.055 5
IRL4007 Tsunami First 40.7 Distinction 2.40 Vincent Farrell National Yacht Club 1.042 1.055 5
IRL4073 Splashdance Dufour 40 Howard McMullan Howth Yacht Club 1.011 1.030 5
IRL1166 edenpark Sun Odyssey 36i liam farmer Royal Irish Yacht Club 0.976 0.985 5
IRL1357 Humdinger Sunfast 37 Michael Mc Cabe Carlingford 0.971 0.980 5
GBR3550 Lolly Folly Hanse 350 Colm Howth Yacht Club #N/A 0.965 5
IRL1333 White Lotus Elan 333 PaulTully Dunlaoghaire Motor YC 0.956 0.965 5
IRL3339 Indulgence Elan 333 David Sargent Howth Yacht Club 0.952 0.965 5
IRL2706 Kodachi Corby 27 De neve Howth Yacht Club 0.937 0.955 5
               
WHITESAIL 2            
               
IRL2070 Out & About First 38 Terry Mc Coy Howth Yacht Club 0.929 0.950 6
IRL5643 Calypso Oceanis 361 Howard Knott Royal St. George Yacht Club 0.927 0.930 6
IRL1502 Vespucci Dehler 31 Sean + Kristina O'Regan Royal Irish Yacht Club #N/A 0.890 6
GBR4183 Poppy #N/A John Roberts Whitehaven sailing association 0.902 #N/A 6
IRL100 Demelza Club Shamrock Windsor & Steffi Howth Yacht Club 0.876 0.875 6
Published in ICRA
Class Afloat, a school that sails on one of the world's most spectacular tall ships, will be in Belfast next week. Weather and sea conditions permitting, SS Sorlandet is expected to arrive in Belfast on September 18th and stay docked there until the 22nd.

West Island College International - Class Afloat is one of the world's most unique and interesting educational experiences.  It offers high school and university students the opportunity to take fully accredited courses while sailing aboard a traditional fully-rigged class 'A' tall ship built in 1924. 

Some facts about Class Afloat:

Created in 1984 as a Canadian International Youth Year programme.

Has visited ports of call on every continent of the world.

Students and staff participate in two service projects in the Dominican Republic and in our West Africa Initiative in Dakar, Senegal

Students tend to come from the top 25th percentile in their home schools and 98% of our students attend the university of their choice after graduating with us

Students spend four hours a day outside of the classroom learning how to run and maintain the ship

Students leave the program having developed strong leadership skills, an ease at working in groups, a sense of responsibility and accountability, ready to participate as an active and conscious citizen.

More on the website here

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Dublin Bay

Dublin Bay on the east coast of Ireland stretches over seven kilometres, from Howth Head on its northern tip to Dalkey Island in the south. It's a place most Dubliners simply take for granted, and one of the capital's least visited places. But there's more going on out there than you'd imagine.

The biggest boating centre is at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the Bay's south shore that is home to over 1,500 pleasure craft, four waterfront yacht clubs and Ireland's largest marina.

The bay is rather shallow with many sandbanks and rocky outcrops, and was notorious in the past for shipwrecks, especially when the wind was from the east. Until modern times, many ships and their passengers were lost along the treacherous coastline from Howth to Dun Laoghaire, less than a kilometre from shore.

The Bay is a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea and is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and 7 km in length to its apex at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south. North Bull Island is situated in the northwest part of the bay, where one of two major inshore sandbanks lie, and features a 5 km long sandy beach, Dollymount Strand, fronting an internationally recognised wildfowl reserve. Many of the rivers of Dublin reach the Irish Sea at Dublin Bay: the River Liffey, with the River Dodder flow received less than 1 km inland, River Tolka, and various smaller rivers and streams.

Dublin Bay FAQs

There are approximately ten beaches and bathing spots around Dublin Bay: Dollymount Strand; Forty Foot Bathing Place; Half Moon bathing spot; Merrion Strand; Bull Wall; Sandycove Beach; Sandymount Strand; Seapoint; Shelley Banks; Sutton, Burrow Beach

There are slipways on the north side of Dublin Bay at Clontarf, Sutton and on the southside at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, and in Dalkey at Coliemore and Bulloch Harbours.

Dublin Bay is administered by a number of Government Departments, three local authorities and several statutory agencies. Dublin Port Company is in charge of navigation on the Bay.

Dublin Bay is approximately 70 sq kilometres or 7,000 hectares. The Bay is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and seven km in length east-west to its peak at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south.

Dun Laoghaire Harbour on the southside of the Bay has an East and West Pier, each one kilometre long; this is one of the largest human-made harbours in the world. There also piers or walls at the entrance to the River Liffey at Dublin city known as the Great North and South Walls. Other harbours on the Bay include Bulloch Harbour and Coliemore Harbours both at Dalkey.

There are two marinas on Dublin Bay. Ireland's largest marina with over 800 berths is on the southern shore at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The other is at Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club on the River Liffey close to Dublin City.

Car and passenger Ferries operate from Dublin Port to the UK, Isle of Man and France. A passenger ferry operates from Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Howth as well as providing tourist voyages around the bay.

Dublin Bay has two Islands. Bull Island at Clontarf and Dalkey Island on the southern shore of the Bay.

The River Liffey flows through Dublin city and into the Bay. Its tributaries include the River Dodder, the River Poddle and the River Camac.

Dollymount, Burrow and Seapoint beaches

Approximately 1,500 boats from small dinghies to motorboats to ocean-going yachts. The vast majority, over 1,000, are moored at Dun Laoghaire Harbour which is Ireland's boating capital.

In 1981, UNESCO recognised the importance of Dublin Bay by designating North Bull Island as a Biosphere because of its rare and internationally important habitats and species of wildlife. To support sustainable development, UNESCO’s concept of a Biosphere has evolved to include not just areas of ecological value but also the areas around them and the communities that live and work within these areas. There have since been additional international and national designations, covering much of Dublin Bay, to ensure the protection of its water quality and biodiversity. To fulfil these broader management aims for the ecosystem, the Biosphere was expanded in 2015. The Biosphere now covers Dublin Bay, reflecting its significant environmental, economic, cultural and tourism importance, and extends to over 300km² to include the bay, the shore and nearby residential areas.

On the Southside at Dun Laoghaire, there is the National Yacht Club, Royal St. George Yacht Club, Royal Irish Yacht Club and Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club as well as Dublin Bay Sailing Club. In the city centre, there is Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club. On the Northside of Dublin, there is Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club and Sutton Dinghy Club. While not on Dublin Bay, Howth Yacht Club is the major north Dublin Sailing centre.

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