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Irish RS Dinghy Sailing Calendar Published for 2024

19th January 2024
The Irish RS sailing calendar for 2024 has been published
The Irish RS sailing calendar for 2024 has been published

The 2024 Irish RS dinghy calendar has been updated to include five monthly headline events from May to September at two coastal and three inland venues.

At least three of the clubs provide on-site camping facilities to minimise the cost of countrywide campaigning for the dinghy class.

Tails are up in the Irish fleet with the news of three brand new boats arriving at the end of 2023 to join the established fleet of 25 RS200s and more than 40 RS400s in the country.

The season begins on May 4th/5th at a new venue at East Antrim Boat Club for the RS200/400 Northern Championships. New EABC Commodore Chris Dorman has expressed 'special excitement' about having the RS fleet at Larne, where "camping and great hospitality is guaranteed".

Just under a month later, a one-day sprint event on June 8th at Greystones Harbour also doubles as the RS200/400 Eastern Championships. The date has been set especially with those doing exams in mind and an ideal way to hone starting skills before many Irish boats head to France for the international Eurocup from 21-24 June.

From July 6/7th, the second RS Fest at Lough Derg Yacht Club will follow on from last year's success to incorporate the RS Feva, the RS 200/400, and RS Aeros

The RS200/400s head north for a second time in August for the Irish National Championships at Carrickfergus SC on Belfast Lough for a three-day regatta from 9th to 11th. 

Killaloe Sailing Club will host the final event of the year for the RS 200/400 Southerns on September 20/21.

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At a Glance - Irish RS Dinghy 2024 Calendar

May 4th/5th:
RS200/400 Northerns EABC.

June 8th:
RS200/400 Easterns/Sprint Greystones SC - ideal way to hone in your starting before many Irish boats head to France for Eurocup 21-24 June

July 6/7th:
RS FEST/Inlands LDYC. RS Fest follows on from the success of last year to incorporate all RS Feva/200/400/Aeros.

August 9-11th:
RS200/400 Irish National Championships CSC.

September 20/21st:
RS 200/400 Southerns KSC. Killaloe SC hosts the final event of the year.

At a Glance - Irish RS400/200 Events for 2023 

  • RS Westerns Galway City Sailing Club - April 1/2
  • RS Open Training Strangford SC 29/30 April
  • Northerns - Strangford Sailing Club - May 6/7
  • Irish RS Games - Nationals - Blessington Sailing Club 23-25 June
  • UK Nationals Mounts Bay 31 July - 04 August 2023
  • Southerns/Easterns - 26/27 August- Wexford Harbour SC
  • Inlands - 23/24 September - Killaloe SC

RS Feva

  • Feva Easterns Royal Irish YC- May 6/7, RS Feva UK Nationals-Pwhelli, UK- May 27th-30th
  • Irish RS Games - Nationals - Blessington Sailing Club 23-25 June (open to all RS classes)
  • Feva Northerns - East Down YC - 26/27 Aug / Southerns - Monkstown BSC- 23/24 Sept

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