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On the water this week

18th May 2009

It might be the week the Volvo Ocean Race comes to town but there are many other events  going on around the country too. In fact, we're spoiled for choice at this time of the year, with so many happenings to choose from both on and just off the water. For instance, if you're not competing in one of the many sailing events (Optimist April/May League, ISORA Pwllheli to Wicklow Race, or Brooklands Cup), then you could easily have a swim at Portrush, compete in a triathlon in Galway or do the Docklands Fun Run. Too energetic? Maybe some fishing would do the trick. One way or another, this week is full of great things to do all around the country.

17th May – May League, Cove SC

20th May – Wednesday Pts (all), Skerries SC

20th May – Mixed Dinghy League, Royal Cork YC

21st May – OneSails McWilliam May League, FG 18:50, Royal Cork YC

22nd May – Masts & Rigging White Sail Fun Race, FG 18:55. Royal Cork YC

23rd May – Royal Cork Yacht Club Trophy Race, FG 14:55. Royal Cork YC

23rd–25th May – RS Dinghy 200 and 400 Irish Nationals/Euro Cup , Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club

23rd May – Brooklands Cup, Royal Cork YC

23rd May – Mixed Dinghy League, Royal Cork YC

23rd May – Optimist Beginner Coaching , 11am to 1.30pm, Royal Cork YC

23rd May–6th June – The Volvo Ocean Race/Galway Stopover Festival takes place in Galway City from the 23rd of May to the 6th of June. A three-acre village with open air concerts, hospitality and cultural events – live music from Sharon Shannon and The Stunning, in-port races and food and wine fairs. Phew! Check it out yourself

23rd May – Optimist April/May League, 2–5pm, Royal Cork YC

23rd May – ISORA Pwllheli to Wicklow Race

24th May – Topper Traveller One, East Antrim Boat Club

24th May – Adult Beginners Taste of Sailing, Skerries SC, 12 noon

24th May – Marlogue Trophy Cobh Sailing Club, 12am to 12pm, Royal Cork YC

24th May – Commodore’s Day, Foynes YC, all classes

24th May – Houseworks White Sail Fun Race ‘To the Beach’, Royal Cork YC

24th May – 17 Footers Stuttard Cup & Presidents Salver (race 1); Etchells European Championships, Holyhead SC

24th May – Skerries Sailing Club Junior Regatta, first gun 11am

25th–29th May – Skerries Sailing Club Adult Sailing Courses, 7pm to 10pm each evening except the 28th Team

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