Looks great. Is it possible to upload pics onto : for sale / gallery etc?
Also on the banner pic. Can the text be moved so the actual picture may be seen more completely
It's possible only for the website Admins to upload photographs in the news section. Although it is possible and simple for registered users of our forum to upload photographs there.
Delighted to discover website, at last. Well laid out and very informative.
Strikes me that the class, in all its guises is shrinking. What happened to the Cork fleet, or any representation in the South, anywhere ?
Would that be through a lack of promotion, or a lack of representation in large Regattas, such as Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, and the Cork Week of dinghy sailing every second year [ ? ]. If you aren't in you can't win ! I.e. in the spotlight, and public eye, ?
There used to be a lot more cats seen in local regattas that cater for all types of boat, but particularly dinghy regattas.
There are sailors who do not realise that cats exist in this country. Who's fault.?
Get out there, and be seen. Start looking for a "Gun" in national regattas, but you need to support the event with a fleet, not 2 or 3 boats.
This is not a new problem, it's ongoing, and must NOT be ignored.
Hi Sean, thanks for the comments. The class is still alive and well thanks. Did you sail with us before ?
We still have 5 / 6 events each year. Our Irish Nationals are in Royal Cork's Dinghy Fest.
The fleet has retrenched somewhat but is still very active with fleets in Swords, Ballyholme, Galway and a couple of other boats in Foyne for example.
The fleet is extremely buoyant with F18's as well although the mix of Spitfires / Dart 16 and 18 / Hurri's have shrunk. The Cork fleet collapsed a number of years ago when Yvonne, Jim and the Robs stopped sailing. We are hoping that our presence at the Dinghy Fest may reignite the cats in Cork.
Hope this helps for your information. If you would like to send me your co tact details I will keep you up to date.
We have also successfully invited the 29er and 49er Irish fleets to our 'Weekend of Speed' last year at Ballyholme and this year at Carlingford Sailing Club. This has proved to be very popular and provided some great publicity for our class.