Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Optimist Ulster Championships

Skerries Sailing Club is delighted to host the IODAI 2014 Optimist Ulsters this year.  This will take place on Sat and Sunday 14th & 15th June.

There are 3 different fleets in this event, Seniors Racing Fleet (over 12 years up to 15 years), Junior Racing Fleet (U12 years) and The Regatta Fleet (those who are only learning to race who will have training in the morning and racing in the afternoon).  Both senior and junior racing fleets are split into Gold and Silver fleets.  All new entries will be accepted as Silver Fleet Entries.

The event takes place over two full days but with the last race must be started by 1500 hrs on Sunday.  Usually 5 races are sailed over the 2 days.

It is a great event to take part in and there will be support on and off the water for our Skerries Sailors.   This year IODAI have agreed a temporary membership to the Optimist Class of €20 to join for the event to allow our sailors to partake in the event.  Entry fee to the event for everyone is €60 and normal membership is €50.  This year SSC sailors can available of a cheaper rate of €80 to take part (extremely good value for the Regatta fleet which comprises of coaching by top Optimist coaches and racing). 

Entry however is limited to 40 in the Regatta fleet and at the time of typing our notice to our members there are already 10 entries for this class.  If you entry is not received unfortunately it will not be accepted as we are limited with rescue of 1:8 maximum and also coaches.

Whether you have already started sailing or not yet sailing this season we highly recommend you come down and take part.  All you need is your boat fully rigged and your sailing gear.

Please complete and email back to oliveparker69@yahoo.ie or juniors@skerriessailingclub.com if you wish to enter ASAP before entry is closed.

Further information also on http://www.iodai.com/

If you require any further information please contact Olive @ 087 2664202.

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