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#sb20 – A solid breeze of 12 to 15 knots made up for the overcast and somewhat unseasonal chill in the air. Seven SB20s made the start line for the Royal Irish Regatta and were treated to two races on a windward leeward course, each consisting of 3 rounds.
A slight pin end bias became exaggerated during the starting sequence for race 1 with the majority of the fleet towards the pin for the off. Manamana (Graeme Grant, Ronan Downing, Joseph Murphy) lead off the line closely followed by Timber (helmed by Alan McNabb with Marty Cuppage in the middle) and Venuesworld (helmed by Ger Dempsey with his nephew Rory onboard) carrying on on starboard tack. Sacrebleu and Probably lead the rest of the fleet out right on the lifted tack. Manamana tacked off into the middle of the course to cover the split but found less breeze. Timber had a healthy lead by the weather mark with Manamana, Probably and Venuesworld scrapping it out for second and rounding together. With the wind out of the North East and the waves out of the east, the starboard gybe was on a plane. Less wind at the leeward mark made finding an accurate gybe angle next to impossible. Timber lead to the leeward mark followed by Manamana with Venuesworld in hot pursuit. Timber carried on on port tack on what appeared to be a small left shift with Manamana learning their lesson from the first beat and heading out left for more breeze. Manamana and Venuesworld fought it out for the lead at the next weather mark with Manamana stealing the lead by barely eeking around the weather mark and forcing Venuesworld to dip their stern. Positions remained unchanged for the first two with Bad Kilcullen (Gerry Dowling, Dave Barry, Jimmy Dowling) storming through the pack to take third.
After some quick repairs on Sacrebleu (it is never ideal to have to take your main sail down) the fleet got away off another pin end biased line. After a pile up at the pin, Manamana lead Bad Kilcullen out to the left side of the course with much cross tacking and dipping in their wake. With a solid 15 plus knots of breeze for the second race the entire fleet enjoyed the downwind legs planing and playing dodgems with the other classes on our course. In a less eventful race at the front of the fleet, Manamana lead Bad Kilcullen to the finish with Venuesworld taking third which is the order the top 3 finished for the regatta.
Despite the inclement weather, a large turnout remained at the club for refreshments and to cheer on the winners. The SB20 fleet winners where honoured to accept the Baker Cup.
Full RIYC regatta results
#riyc – It may have been grey and overcast but there was plenty of breeze for the Top Secuity sponsored Royal Irish Yacht Club regatta today, the first of Dublin Bay's waterfront regattas of the season.
Keelboat classes trialled new race courses that have been designed for next month's ICRA Championships at the same venue.
The RIYC regatta also started the ten race Royal Alfred Superleague.
The results for all 20 competing keelboat and dinghy classes are below, downloadable as jpeg files.
#riyc – This Saturday, the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) hosts the first of the 2014 season waterfront club regattas with a two race schedule for keelboats, one designs and dinghies.
Keelboats classes will have an opportunity to practice on the newly designed ICRA Championship courses for next month's 100 plus cruiser national championships.
With an 11:25 warning signal for the first race and a second race to be completed back to back it'll be a packed day for sailors!
There is a comprehensive social programme for sailors, non-sailors and especially juniors including a creche for 1 year olds and up, an Irish National Sailing School Pirates Adventure Day for older kids and RS Fevas are very welcome in the PY fleet.
Juniors are also very welcome in the Laser fleets!
#cruiserracing – The current entry of 98 boats for the ICRA National Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) (sorted by club below) reveals a wide distribution of entries from all over the Irish coastline and beyond. Although some areas are weaker than others (none from Kinsale for example), there are very few ports with no representation.
As forecast, the championships, a highlight of the sailing season, looks set to break the record of 125 entries previously set in Howth. Encouragingly, the entry a month ago stood at 42 but by April 30th it had increased to 72 IRC cruiser and 17 white sails. Today it has risen by another nine boats for the June 13 event.
In a show of strength from Royal Irish hosts 35 club boats are entered, a third of the total entry so far.
There are some long distance travellers from Sligo and Foynes on the west coast and also visitors from Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club in Wales and the Clyde in Scotland.
In a further update to the list issued by ICRA this morning, another Welsh entry Converting Machine from Pwllheli has just entered leaving the event one boat away from the magic 100 mark
Yesterday, the cruiser racer body dropped plans to create a new handicap division at the bottom end of class 1 and the top of class 2 for its IRC national championships. It has also introduced a new means of policing its pro rule.
See full entry list to date below:
|Sail No||Boat||Type of Boat||Division||Owner||Club|
|IRL1281||Aquelina||J-122||0||Sheila Tyrrell/James Tyrrell||Arklow SC|
|IRL1309||Syledis in blue||Beneteau oceanis clipper 323 LK||6||John & Brenda Hayes||Bray SC|
|IRL2860||Pure Magic||Feeling 286 Special||6||Steve Hayes||Bray SC|
|GBR8148||Squawk||Sigma 33||3||Paul Prentice||BYC/RUYC|
|EI1906||ZURI||Hanse 37||1||Declan Murphy||Carlingford SC|
|IRL1357||Humdinger||Sunfast 37||5||Michael Mc Cabe||Carlingford SC|
|GBR8038R||Roxstar||XP 38i||0||Findlay and Anderson||Clyde CC|
|IRL3214||Sublime||Elan 320||2||Aine Stafford||Courtown SC|
|IRL1188||Utopia||X 3/4 Ton||2||John B Healy||DL Marina|
|IRL4536||Elandra||Sigma 33||3||Mick Flynn||DL Marina|
|8245N||Asterix||Hunter Sonata||4||Boushel,Coonihan,Meredith||DL Marina|
|IRL1333||White Lotus||Elan 333||5||Paul Tully||DL Marina|
|IRL966||More Mischief||Beneteau First 310||6||Eamonn Doyle & Peter O'Toole||DL Marina|
|GBR4041R||First Forty licks||First 40||0||Jay Colville||East Down YC|
|IRL3492||Big Deal||Dehler 34||2||Derek Dillon||Foynes YC|
|IRL7386||Lynx||Reflex 38||0||Martin Breen||GBSC|
|IRL2525||Tribal||Corby 25||2||liam Burke||GBSC|
|IRL25007||Smile||Corby 25||2||Rob Allen||GBSC|
|IRL9852||Crazy Horse||Mills 36||0||Norbert Reilly||HYC|
|IRL5522||The Big Picture||Mg30||2||Richard and Michael Evans||HYC|
|IRL8094||King One||Half Tonner||2||David Cullen||HYC|
|IRL2552||Fusion||Corby 25||2||Colwell & Cobbe||HYC|
|IRL1103||Solgari Viking||X-302||2||K.Darmody/ M.Patterson||HYC|
|IRL8188||Alliance II||Laser 28||3||Vincent Gaffney||HYC|
|ITA10767||Don Giovanni||Ceccarelli||3||Cillian Macken||HYC|
|IRL680||Euro Car Parks Kilcullen||J24||3||HYC U25 Team||HYC|
|IRL6556||Challenger||Challenger Europe||4||Paul Rossiter||HYC|
|IRL3339||Indulgence||Elan 333||5||David Sargent||HYC|
|IRL3400||Brazen Hussy||Dufour 34||5||J Barry/M Stirling||HYC|
|IRL100||Demelza||Club Shamrock||6||Windsor Laudan / Steffi Ennis||HYC|
|IRL1141||Storm||J109||1||Pat Kelly||HYC/Rush SC|
|IRL8478||Warrior||Beneteau 34.7||5||Dave Shanahan||ISA-DBSC|
|GBR8747T||Movistar Bleu||Elan 333||2||Raymond Killops||Killyleagh YC|
|IRL4384||Django||J24||3||MacNamara/Carey/Whelan||Lough Ree YC|
|IRL4007||Tsunami||First 40.7||0||Vincent Farrell||NYC|
|IRL7778||Gringo||A 35||1||Tony Fox||NYC|
|IRL29213||Something Else||J109||1||John Hall||NYC|
|IRL8750||Jester||J 80||2||Declan Curtin||NYC|
|IRL5795||Black Sheep||Mustang 30||3||Eoin Healy||NYC|
|IRL9609||Jelly Baby||J109||1||Ian Nagle||RCYC|
|IRL2506||Alpaca3||Corby 25||2||Paul & Deirdre Tingle||RCYC|
|IRL999999||Nathan Kirwan Trust||1/4 ton||3||George Kenefick||RCYC|
|IRL4208||WOW||Farr 42||0||George Sisk||RIYC|
|IRL1644||Lively Lady||First 44.7||0||Derek Martin||RIYC|
|IRL5718||Loose Change||IMX 40||0||Maurice Mitton / Peter Redden||RIYC|
|IRL3307||Rockabill V||Corby 33||1||Paul O'Higgins||RIYC|
|IRL3709||Axiom||X 37||1||Michael O'Neill||RIYC|
|IRL811||Raptor||Mills 30CR||1||Denis Hewitt & Others||RIYC|
|IRL1206||Joker II||J109||1||John Maybury||RIYC|
|GBR8933R||Bon Exemple||XP 33||1||Philip Byrne||RIYC|
|IRL1129||Jump The Gun||J109||1||Michael Monaghan & John M Kelly||RIYC|
|GBR2620L||Fox in Sox||X 34||1||Andrew Jones||RIYC|
|IRL3471||Black Velvet||First 34.7||1||Parnell Family||RIYC|
|IRL3438||Albireo||Swan 371||2||David A Simpson||RIYC|
|IRL6909||Extreme Reality||Beneteau 31.7||2||P McSwiney E O Rafferty||RIYC|
|FRA079||Graduate||J 80||2||Dominic O Keeffe||RIYC|
|IRL993||Prima Nocte||Beneteau 31.7||2||Patrick Burke/Deirdre Kennedy||RIYC|
|GBR5507T||Peridot||Mustang 30||3||Jim McCann||RIYC|
|IRL508||Quest||1/4 ton||3||Cunningham & Skerritt||RIYC|
|IRL4633||White Mischief||Sigma 33||3||Timothy Goodbody||RIYC|
|I8709||Cri-Cri||Quarter Tonner||3||Paul Colton||RIYC|
|FRA9186||Cartoon||Quarter Tonner||3||Ken Lawless, Joe Brady, Sybil McCormack||RIYC|
|IRL851||Taiscealai||Club Shamrock||3||Brian Richardson||RIYC|
|IRL7500||Supernova||Quarter Tonner||3||Joe Timbs, Jacqueline McStay, Jim Monaghan, Joe Costello||RIYC|
|IRL1208||Capilano||Beneteau First 211||4||Seamus Storan||RIYC|
|307||Wynward||Beneteau First||4||Wyn McCormack||RIYC|
|IRL246||Saki||Nicholson 31||4||Paget McCormack, Ben and Michael Ryan||RIYC|
|IRL607||Effex II||First 35||5||Mr Frank Friel||RIYC|
|IRL1166||Edenpark||jeanneau sun odyssey||6||Liam farmer||RIYC|
|IRL1217||The Great Escape||Bavaria 33||6||Pat Rigney||RIYC|
|IRL1502||Vespucci||Dehler 31||6||Sean & Kristina O'Regan||RIYC|
|IRL3506||Just Jasmin||Bavaria Match 35||5||Philip Smith||RIYC/DMYC|
|IRL1367||Boomerang||First 36.7||1||Paul Kirwan||RStGYC|
|IRL1310||After You Too||Beneteau 31.7||2||Michael Blaney||RStGYC|
|IRL8223||Kamikaze||Sunfast 32||2||Peter Nash||RStGYC|
|IRL7284||Red Rhum||Dehler DB1||2||Jonathan and Chris Nicholson||RStGYC|
|GBR66R||Checkmate XV||Humphreys Half Tonner||2||Nigel Biggs||RStGYC|
|IRL521||Bendemeer||Beneteau First 325||2||Lindsay Casey and Denis Power||RStGYC|
|IRL34218||Lady Rowena||Sadler 34||3||David Bolger||RStGYC|
|IRL4794||Hard on Port||J24||3||Flor O'Driscoll||RStGYC|
|IRL5687||To Infinity and Beyond||Dehler 37 CR||5||Kieran Crowley||RStGYC|
|IRL5643||Calypso||Beneteau Oceanis 361||6||Howard Knott||RStGYC|
|IRL3805||Tully Too||Bavaria 38||5||Declan Higgins||Skerries SC|
|IRL4533||Crazy Horse||J24||3||Martin O'Reilly||Sligo SC|
|IRL4170||SLACK ALICE||GK Westerly 34||2||Shane Statham & Trudi O'Leary||WHSC|
#cruiserracing – With a month to go, the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) is to implement an amendment to its professional sailor rule for its Teng Tools sponsored national championships on Dublin Bay. As David O'Brien in the Irish Times Sailing column noted last week it follows ambiguity over the regulation at its 2013 championships in Fenit, County Kerry.
With 92 entries and up to 750 crews already slated, the Royal Irish hosted three day regatta looks set to break all records for the biggest cruiser–racer event of the season.
ICRA is to maintain its position of only one professional per boat in divisions zero and one but will attempt to distinguish between those professionals taking part in racing as a 'pastime' rather than as part of their 'business'. The common sense move to deal with the 'pro–trap' rule takes the form of a written declaration from any sailor so affected before the regatta sets sail on June 13.
#riyc – It's that time of year again when the Dun Laoghaire waterfront club regattas begin and In a change to the usual running order, the Top Security Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) Regatta is scheduled for Saturday 24th May next. See regatta poster and entry form available to download below. That's Saturday fortnight so it's time to get yourself organised! This year, the regatta provides real value for money with two races using the ICRA Championship courses. There are courses for DBSC blue fleet keelboats, DBSC Red Fleet one design boats, SB20s, 1720 Ensign Class and for the DBSC Dinghy classes. In an addition this year, we are also having a start for the RS Class and Moths! If you would like to enter the Regatta please do so online now. Anybody interested in racing on the day will be happily accommodated on other Members' boats.
The theme is a Regatta for Everyone. Pop in with your friends for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Barbecue or join in the fun at our 20 Something's evening event in the Wet Bar. Your friends and family are more than welcome to join in the fun. There will also be a delicious dinner served in the Dining Room. If you would like to book in for any of the social events please contact [email protected] You can see menus and our social programme here.
We also have a crèche kindly operated by Cocoon Killiney in the RIYC library for children of 1 and up. There is a Sailing Adventure day run by the Irish National Sailing School for 4 year olds and up, at a cost of €30.00.
Highlights of the Regatta include:
Two races for all fleets with an early start.
New ICRA championship courses for the Cruiser fleet.
Adventure Day and a Crèche for the kids.
Pre ordered packed lunches
20 Something's Night
#lasermasters – Defending Champion Thomas Chaix will be back on Dublin Bay to defend his 2014 Irish Laser Masters Championships along with other confirmed entries from Howth, Malahide, Cork and Ballyholme. The local Bay fleet aims to muster a strong contingent too so it's shaping up to be great event, according to organiser Paul Keane.
Racing will able available in standard, radial and 4.7 rigs. Sailors must be over 35 on the first day of the event.
The event is hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) on the 31st May and the 1st June.
Live fleet tracking is promised and Saturday's après race BBQ is included in the entry fee for the LogMeIn–sponsored event. More details can be found here.
According to the International Laser class, Masters racing is broken into four age divisions: Apprentice (35-44 years old), Master (45-54 years old), Grand Master (55-64 years old) and Great Grand Master (65+). At the highly competitive but very fun World Championships racing against competitors is only in one age division but elsewhere racing can be an all in affair.
#commodorescup – Royal Irish pair Michael Boyd and Niall Dowling from Dun Laoghaire have won the final "championship" weekend of the Warsash Spring Series in Hamble in Tarka with a 1,2,1,3,1,1 scoreline beating their rival Jim McGregor's "Premier Flair" who scored 2,1,2,1,3,2.
In addition, "Tarka" finished second overall in the overall Warsash Spring Sunday Series, scoring 5,7,1,1,11,13,1,1 behind Peter Morton's "Salvo" who scored 1,1,2,2,1,6,2,3.
Maurice O'Connell reports:-
It was a tough weekend with 20 - 25 knots blowing over four long races on Saturday (+rain!) and then two slightly shorter races on Sunday. Dock time was 0800 Sat and we didn't get ashore until after 5pm - a very long day with lot's a battered and bruised bodies.
Sunday was sunny and not quite as breezy and after two lovely starts, we sailed well to claim both races - still plenty of room for improvement though!
It was our final weekend together before we take delivery of "Quokka" at the end of May so it was important for us to sail well and sign off on a high - which, thankfully, we did.
Our focus now turns to the much tougher challenge ahead, namely two RORC races, UK IRC's Round The Island Race, Cork Week and the Commodore's Cup itself.
#cruiserracing – Arrangements are being finalised to provide top class racing on the water to decide National Champions in all divisions at this year's ICRA Nationals that take place at a prime time in the season from 13th to 15th June in the Royal Irish Yacht Club. This, say organisers, will be the major cruiser racing event on the east coast for 2014 and already there is a push on to break the record of 125 entries for the championships.
There is currently a fine high calibre fleet of 42 boats already entered from all around the country and across the Irish Sea.
Also with the emphasis by ICRA to look at new divisional break-points in an effort to provide great racing for all, Divisions 1 & 2, Divisions 2 & 3 and Divisions 3 & 4 might be looking a bit different!
Racing will be under Endorsed IRC and Progressive ECHO. There will be a Club Team trophy and new trophy for boat with best aggregate score in Irish IRC's and Welsh IRC's.
In Division 0, Jump Juice is making a welcome return to challenge Crazy Horse and WOW with Tsunami also in the mix. Still awaiting Scottish First 40's to enter together with the challengers from Wales! With Antix away with other Commodores' Cup boats, it leaves the division ready to crown a new champion.
As is, Division 1 has a really exciting line up developing with Paul O Higgins Rockabill taking on a clutch of 7 J109's including previous Champion Pat Kelly's Storm, Liam Shanahan's Ruth, John Hall's Something Else, John Maybury's Joker II, visitor Peter Dunlop's Mojito, Stephen Tudor's ISORA Champion Sgrech, Rob O'Connell's A35 Fool's Gold and the crewed-up Fox & Sox with yet more challengers to enter.
Division 2 is also building nicely with Nigel Bigg's Checkmate lining up against the Corby 25's Smile Rob Allen and Noonan Chambers Impetuous and well-travelled Shane Strathan and Trudy O'Leary's Slack Alice. Adding to all these the hot half Tonners King One, The Big Picture and visitor Movie Star Blue.
Division 3 will see the Quarter Tonners Cri-Cri Paul Colton and Supernova of Timbs, Monaghan, Costello and McStay form the basis of what no doubt will also be a very competitive fleet. Also into this will be Cartoon, Quest, Sigma 33 White Mischief, J24's Jebus and Euro Carparks.
Division 4 will also be competitive with local boats of Asterix, Gung Ho & Taiscealai, UpD8 and Saki to the fore.
For Non Spinnaker Boats,The Corinthian Cup provides trophies and prizes in both IRC and ECHO and should see a good fleet taking part. Leading contenders Dave Shanahan's Warrior, Howard Knotts Calypso, Steve Hayes Pure Magic, Sean O'Regan's Vespucci and Philip Smith's Just Jasmin (DBSC's Spring Chicken winner) are among the early entries.
This year's ICRA Nationals are building momentum and looks forward to building on the success of superb previous events worthy of a true National Championship and to celebrate producing top-class National Champions! The 25% discount entry date is 14th April so get your entries in now.
#yachtclubs – A new Dun Laoghaire-based political party, People United in Republican Endeavour (PURE), has launched its campaign for the forthcoming Local Government Elections with demands for changes in the style and names of the leading yacht clubs, both in Dun Laoghaire and throughout Ireland reports W M Nixon.
Introducing a Policy Document on behalf of PURE, the new party's spokesman Mr Hugh Mannity stated: "It makes me suffer to see these unfortunate people, the members of the Dun Laoghaire waterfront yacht clubs, being forced into aping the airs and graces of their former colonial oppressors".
"Despite the imminence of a State Visit to the Queen of England by the President of Ireland, we who are PURE demand that all vestiges of former royal dominance and patronage be removed entirely from every organisation, building and boat in Ireland".
However, Mr Mannity insisted that the changeover would be effected with a minimum of expense. "We know that perhaps the most costly aspect of this fresh new initiative will be in the changing of signs, letterheads and so forth," he said. "In the case of yachts, there would be additional expense in changing the lettering on the hulls denoting the club to which the owner belongs."
The Research Department in PURE has been burning the midnight oil, Mr Mannity claimed, in order to minimise expense, or indeed make it unnecessary altogether. "Thanks to our far-seeing think tank," he said, "the initials for the Royal Irish Yacht Club will stay exactly the same, only now it will be known as the Republic of Ireland Yacht Club".
"Equally, the Royal St George Yacht Club will retain its initials, but the title of the club will be changed to the Religious St George Yacht Club. This is because we in PURE find it doubly offensive that a leading yacht club should have a royal title combined with a political overtone which completely ignores the underlying theme of the sanctity of St George. So we hope to put the holiness back into the club for the good of its members"
"A problem arises with the Royal Alfred Yacht Club. We find it offensive that it should commemorate a now unknown son of the ruthless Queen Empress Victoria. Thus we have decided that, while it should retain its present initials, it should henceforth be known as the Real Alfie Yacht Club, named in honour of the much-loved long-term Lord Mayor of Dublin Alfie Byrne, who was also world-renowned for his pioneering work in moustache research and manipulation."
Mr Mannity continued by stating that his grouping would show its even-handedness by insisting on a change in the title of the National Yacht Club. "While we laud this fine club's lack of any royal associations in its name," he said, "we are concerned that these days too many organisations, in sailing as elsewhere, insist on having "National" in their title, thereby rendering it meaningless. Thus we will expect the NYC to become the TNYC – the True National Yacht Club. We appreciate that this will cause the members some expense, but our Field Researchers who regularly walk Dun Laoghaire's East Pier with their whippets tell us that, judging by the boats stored in the club's forecourt, the members could well afford to lay out the money on a 'T'."
When questioned about PURE's intentions regarding the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Mr Mannity said he did foresee a special problem. The Republic of Cork already existed within the Rebel County, and re-naming the club would be a matter of whether or not it became the Republic of Cork Yacht Club, or the Rebel County Yacht Club. "There could well be blood in the streets over that one" he admitted.
However, in order to show the depth of research undertaken by PURE's think tank on this entire matter, Mr Mannity pointed outthat not many people were aware that within the Royal Cork YC's present structure, the old Royal Munster Yacht Club still existed, and was recognised by the role of Commodore in the RCYC officer board, along with the Admiral.
"We feel that too many problems would be created by trying to establish a Republic of Munster in order to facilitate the existence of a Republic of Munster Yacht Club. Thus we have decided it should be re-titled the Province of Munster Yacht Club. We realise that this will necessitate a small change in the initial letter. But where some traditionalists still have RMYC across the sterns of their boat, we would point out that changing it to PMYC would only involve painting out one little leg of the letter 'R'. However, to show our goodwill, a small phial of white paint will be provided to owners to facilitate the change. We realise that this will only work with white boats. But the Irish taxpayer cannot be expected to fork out hard-earned cash for the awkward minority who insist on parading about on the ocean in boats coloured Mediterranean Blue or Sunset Red or whatever, when any civilised person knows that all proper yachts are white".
In concluding his PURE statement, Mr Mannity admitted that the root of the problem in creating a Republic of Munster lay in the continuing existence of the Kingdom of Kerry. "We're not crazy" he asserted. "We know that trying to subsume Kerry into a new Republic in a combination with Cork would be a step too far".
"Nevertheless we feel strongly that it is time and more for the good people of Kerry to reconsider their claims to the status of being a monarchy. Thus we propose what we feel will be a real vote getter. We plan to re-position Kerry as a Duchy. And plans are well advanced to request a noted KiIgarvan family to become the hereditary Dukes of Kerry. We feel sure that this brilliant innovative idea will be a surefire runner"