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A new sailing body that claims it will ensure the continuation of the long standing Irish Tall Ships maritime tradition of youth sail training was launched at a ceremony in Dublin Port this afternoon.

The newly established Sail Training Ireland for Youth Development (STIYD) was officially launched by Nigel Rowe, President and Chairman of Sail Training International.

Following the sinking of the Asgard II and the decision to wind up Coiste An Asgard, the future of sail training in Ireland had been uncertain but STIYD will now ensure the continuation of the long standing Irish maritime tradition. More Asgard II News.

At the launch Nigel Rowe also announced that Sail Training International had awarded STIYD with a bursary of €10,000 to help fund the participation of young Irish trainees in The Tall Ships Races 2011. Mr. Rowe remarked "It is wonderful to see Sail Training Ireland for Youth Development emerge from all the uncertainties and anxieties that followed the demise of Coiste an Asgard. The commitment and enthusiasm of the people who have made this happen will ensure its success, and they will have the full support of the international sail training community. With Waterford as a host port for this year's Tall Ships Races we have already committed more than €10,000 to help fund the participation of young Irish trainees."

The aims and objectives of Sail Training Ireland are to promote the development and education of young men and women through the Sail Training experience regardless of nationality, culture, religion, gender or social background as well as to sponsor and support sea-going trainees. Sheila Tyrrell, Chair of the steering group, who has a long history with sail training and in particular the Asgard remarked "We are delighted that we are in a position to formally launch the association, we are now taking applications for bursaries to allow young people to participate in the Tall Ships Race visiting Waterford later this year, and are also recruiting a manager to help manage the affairs of the association."

 

Also in attendance at the launch was Mr. Clayton Love Jnr., founding member of Coiste An Asgard and former President of the ISA. During the afternoons formalities Mr. Love Jnr. was officially awarded Honorary membership of STIYD in recognition of his outstanding contribution to sail training in Ireland.

Sail Training Ireland is also seeking to appoint a part-time manager to help with the development of a business plan and the day to day running of the organisations affairs. Further information on the position and a full job description can be found on the STI website www.irishsailtraining.com. Closing date for applications is Friday 22nd April.

The launch, sponsored by Arklow Shipping, was hosted by Dublin Port who are one of a number of ports supportive of the project.

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Sail Training Ireland, the new body established by Cosite an Asgard and the Irish Sailing Association is looking to appoint a part-time manager to help with the development of a business plan for the new sailing organisation that will be officially launched in Dublin Port in a fortnight.

The appointment is offered on a self-employed basis for an initial period until 31 December 2011 after which this new position in Irish sailing may be reviewed subject to funds available. The deadline for receipt of applications is in three weeks time.

The role is on a part time basis of the equivalent of 1.5 days per week. A degree of flexibility is required.

Remuneration will be at a rate of €200 pw.

The full text of the advert publisherd today reads:

STIYD Manager

Sail Training Ireland is looking to appoint a part-time manager to help with the development of a business plan and the day to day running of the organisations affaires. 

Background

Since the Department of Defence declared they no longer had an interest in sponsoring the continuation of the Asgard Sail Training Programme, and the subsequent decision of the Board of Asgard to wind up the Company, a working group supported by the ISA has been working to establish a National Sail training Association.

Sail Training Ireland for Youth Development Ltd. has been established as a limited company recognised by Sail Training International as the representative body for Sail Training activities in Ireland.

The aims and objectives of the organisation are:

  • To promote the development and Education of young Men and Women on the Island of Ireland in and through the Sail Training Experience regardless of Nationality, Culture, Religion, Gender or Social Background
  • To promote Sail Training in the Island of Ireland and Worldwide having special regard to the promotion of and  support for Sail training Vessels and their Training programmes
  • To promote and encourage knowledge of all subjects associated with the sea and matters Maritime
  • To sponsor and support sea-going Trainees
  • To co-operate and engage with other Sail Training Associations and Organisations on the Ireland of Ireland and Internationally
  • To work with Sail Training International to establish a recurring STI endorsed Tall Ships Maritime Festival every 3/5 Years.

Membership/Affiliation

Membership if STI will be open to:

  • Irish Sail Training Operators

Organisations that may already exist and/or may be set up in the future.

  • Supporting Organisations

Organisations that do not operate a vessel, and who support the aims and objectives of STI.

That have an interest in the development of sail training in Ireland

  • Personal Members

Who would like to support the development of sail training in Ireland.

Business & Development Plan

In order to ensure the sustainability of STI, it is important that a credible plan and feasibility study is developed. This will require professional/contracted resource - funds for which may be raised through the existing goodwill and support for Ireland’s Sail Training Programme.

Key Responsibilities

1.    Administrating the STI Bursary Scheme for 2011

a.    Managing the payment of bursaries

b.    Liaising with bursary recipients

c.     Collating Reports from recipients

2.    Developing a set of Rules for the Association

a.    Membership/affiliation Structures

b.    Procedures at meetings

c.     Election of the board etc

3.    Managing the accounts of the Association

a.    Keep records

b.    Processing of payments/income

4.    Charitable Status

a.    Apply for charitable status

5.    Management of the Website/ liaising with the webmaster

a.    Maintenance and management of content

6.    Board Meetings

a.    Organise meetings (venues dates etc)

b.    Send out agenda

c.     Take minutes

7.    Business & Development Plan

a.    Source/research required information

b.    Draft plan

8.    Membership/Affiliation

a.    Develop membership/affiliation application system

b.    Develop membership benefits

c.     Administrate applications

d.    Maintain database

9.    Funding

a.    Identify sources of funding, revenue generating opportunities

10. PR and Media

a.    Develop media plan for STI to raise the profile

11. Queries

a.    Respond to queries relating to Sail Training in Ireland

Terms and Conditions

The appointment will be offered on a self-employed basis for an initial period until 31 December 2011after which the position may be reviewed subject to funds available.

The role is on a part time basis of the equivalent of 1.5 days per week. A degree of flexibility is required.

Remuneration will be at a rate of €200 pw.

Applications

A letter of application and CV should be sent by email to:

Harry Hermon, [email protected], titled: “STIYD Application”

Closing date for applications is: Friday 22nd April. It is anticipated interviews will be held on Thursday 5th May.

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The Half Ton Class was created by the Offshore Racing Council for boats within the racing band not exceeding 22'-0". The ORC decided that the rule should "....permit the development of seaworthy offshore racing yachts...The Council will endeavour to protect the majority of the existing IOR fleet from rapid obsolescence caused by ....developments which produce increased performance without corresponding changes in ratings..."

When first introduced the IOR rule was perfectly adequate for rating boats in existence at that time. However yacht designers naturally examined the rule to seize upon any advantage they could find, the most noticeable of which has been a reduction in displacement and a return to fractional rigs.

After 1993, when the IOR Mk.III rule reached it termination due to lack of people building new boats, the rule was replaced by the CHS (Channel) Handicap system which in turn developed into the IRC system now used.

The IRC handicap system operates by a secret formula which tries to develop boats which are 'Cruising type' of relatively heavy boats with good internal accommodation. It tends to penalise boats with excessive stability or excessive sail area.

Competitions

The most significant events for the Half Ton Class has been the annual Half Ton Cup which was sailed under the IOR rules until 1993. More recently this has been replaced with the Half Ton Classics Cup. The venue of the event moved from continent to continent with over-representation on French or British ports. In later years the event is held biennially. Initially, it was proposed to hold events in Ireland, Britain and France by rotation. However, it was the Belgians who took the ball and ran with it. The Class is now managed from Belgium. 

At A Glance – Half Ton Classics Cup Winners

  • 2017 – Kinsale – Swuzzlebubble – Phil Plumtree – Farr 1977
  • 2016 – Falmouth – Swuzzlebubble – Greg Peck – Farr 1977
  • 2015 – Nieuwport – Checkmate XV – David Cullen – Humphreys 1985
  • 2014 – St Quay Portrieux – Swuzzlebubble – Peter Morton – Farr 1977
  • 2013 – Boulogne – Checkmate XV – Nigel Biggs – Humphreys 1985
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  • 2009 – Nieuwpoort – Général Tapioca – Philippe Pilate – Berret 1978
  • 2007 – Dun Laoghaire – Henri-Lloyd Harmony – Nigel Biggs – Humphreys 1980~
  • 2005 – Dinard – Gingko – Patrick Lobrichon – Mauric 1968
  • 2003 – Nieuwpoort – Général Tapioca – Philippe Pilate – Berret 1978

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