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All Ireland Sailing Championships is Cancelled as COVID Strikes Again

12th August 2020
Racing in Flying Fifteens at the Dun Laoghaire Harbour based 2019 All Ireland Sailing Championships Racing in Flying Fifteens at the Dun Laoghaire Harbour based 2019 All Ireland Sailing Championships Photo: Afloat

Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions and the format of the event, Irish Sailing has cancelled its Senior All Ireland Sailing Championships.

Planning continues however for the Junior All Ireland Sailing Championships taking place on 26 & 27th September at Fastnet Marine and Outdoor Education Centre in Schull, subject to government restrictions.

The decision to cancel the Irish Sailing Senior All Irelands was taken with full consultation with all our stakeholders – the Royal Cork Yacht Club, National 18 committee, boat owners and volunteers and we would like to thank all those involved who have worked so hard to get to this stage.

Royal Cork's Chris and Olin Bateman will defend their Junior title in Schull next monthRoyal Cork's Chris and Olin Bateman winners of the 2019 Junior title in Schull. The event sails again next month at the same venue

The 2021 Irish Sailing Senior All Ireland Championship will take place at the Royal Cork YC in National 18s, 2 & 3 October.

Harry Hermon, CEO of Irish Sailing commented “we are really disappointed that we’ve had to cancel the Senior All Irelands – it’s very important to us - a veteran of the sailing calendar and one that always produces the highest calibre of racing. But as always the health and safety of sailors and volunteers is our number one priority, and in the light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation and the complexities arising from this including the multiple changeovers of boats and crew, it became clear the event could not take place. We’re delighted however that the Junior All Ireland Championships are still scheduled for the end of September, and we’re looking forward to a weekend of super racing from some of the best talents in youth sailing ”

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Treasa Cox

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Treasa Cox is Head of Communications at Irish Sailing

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At A Glance – All Ireland Sailing Championships 2021

The 2021 Irish Sailing Senior All Ireland Championship will take place at the Royal Cork YC in National 18s, 2 & 3 October.

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