Well its back to school time, time to start thinking about schools sailing, getting teams together and get some on the water coaching over the next few months.
If your school would like to get some coaching, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth teams may wish to enter the ITRA event in November, dates, entry forms and venue will be posted here.
If anybody wishes to post any info with regards Irish Schools Sailing on the website please let me know.
British Schools Team Racing Nationals 2014
Rutland Water 30th June - 2nd July 2014
Twenty two teams took part at this years Nationals which were held at Rutland Water for the first time, light airs were the name of the game for most of the event, with huge shifts and periods with no wind at all, but for the finals a nice 10 to 15 knots filled in from the North East.
Schull Sharks along with two teams from Florida in the USA and a team from Berlin, Germany made up the International entries.
Schull Sharks first race was a lottery start to the event with the race taking three times as long to complete than a normal race with little or no wind for all the race, with Winchester College just winning at the finish, but this was the last race Schull lost, Schull went on to win there group and progress to the finals.
Schull were up against the USA in the Semi-Finals where they won all three races and progressed to the Final against the UK favourite Magdalen College where again they won all three races.
Schull Sharks for the third time in a row were crowned British Schools Team Racing Champions for 2014
Sinead Barnett, Mark Hassett, Florence Lyden, Darragh McCormack, Anna O’Regan, Liam Manning
The Irish schools Team Racing Nationals will be held in Schull on the
3rd and 4th May 2014
13 Teams have qualified from Munster, Leinster and Connaught.
Entry forms will be sent to Qualifying teams and if any teams need info please call me
Dates are provisional if any school has a problem with any of the dates please let me know.
March 13th 09.30 Schull
March 20th 09.30 Schull
March 27th Spare Day
April 3rd Spare Day
It is hoped to run a Team Racing coaching weekend over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of March or the 8th and 9th March if schools are interested, please get back to me if you are interested and which one of the weekends would suit.
Ross Murray email@example.com 085 8239616
Jay Stacy firstname.lastname@example.org 083 1790967
Robbie English email@example.com 086 6683451
Richard McGlade firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: 3rd and 4th May 2014
It was hoped this year to host the Nationals in Dublin, but due to clashing dates the Venue has been changed to Schull for 2014, if clubs are in a position and would like to host this event in 2015 please contact email@example.com