Wednesday 14th. November 2023
Zoom Meeting Link (limited to 40 minutes)
Richard Swanston is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: IMA - AGM
Time: Tuesday Nov 14th. 2023 19:00
Join Zoom Meeting : https://us04web.zoom.us/j/78496317942?pwd=bSI6bNAZOO10QGUthbzOhJH6DSUemS.1
Meeting ID: 784 9631 7942
Aim is to complete in 30 mins to 40 mins.
1/ Treasurers Report / accounts attached
Unpaid Affiliation fees.
2/ Possible events. Dates to be decided
How many home events possible 4 no. ????
Travelling numbers ???
Ballyholme Yacht Club May - 6 x Sprint races Saturday / 3 Races Sunday
a/ Good practice for those going to the worldF18 Champs.
b/ Keeping boats close together during racing and starts
c/ Junior and senior development
Swords Sailing Club - Easterns Championships
Galway Bay Sailing Club - Nationals
Suggest August to gain entry to ISA Champions Trophy ??
Blessington S.C. - Inlands
Cong to Galway Race - Galway
Costa Brava World F18 Championships - 28th June – 5th. July
World F18 in Spain Championships to coordinate dates
3/ Election of Officers
Proposed Chair : Matt Mc.Nichol
4/ Ideas for the future
New blood into fleet / Juniors
Open days for try a sail CLUBS TO ARRANGE
For sale lists
Invite 29ers Class to share any / All events ?
Join in with Wazsps / 29ers / Fireballs / 505 or other to foster development and increase value to host clubs.
Dart 16 fleet
Age handicap to try to get old spec. boats racing
Please send ideas asap to me : firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, if you have any suggestions or if you find a broken link please do let us know in the comments below this blog post or via our forum!
This is our web site please feel free to use it !
Last weekend, September 12th-13th the Carlingford Sailing Club hosted the Irish Open Multihull Championships 2015. Sailors arrived on Friday night to 40 knot winds and driving rain not deterred at all they set up tents! After a few hours the tents had been trashed, so several competitors had to take to the race office shed…. a very cosy welcome to Ireland. Simon Flack was over to defend his title won last year at Lough Neagh, sailing this year with multi-Irish champion crew Barry Swanston. A wrap up by Richard Swanston.
The open fleet format with all types of catamarans from a catapult to an F18 rated under SCHRS and racing an equal number of windward – leeward and triangular courses (to balance performance strengths) was used with all boats starting off the same start line. Classes were also subdivided into C1 and C2 fleets for individual fleet prizes. Saturdays forecast was gloomy to say the least. Rain and 25 knot baseline gusting to 40 knots from the S.W. To this, add the infamous Carlingford Kettles roaring off the top of the hills at all angles ripping up mini tornadoes of water that march and meander across the Lough ….not to be missed!! After much head scratching and nervous looks to the broken water in the lough and vicious squalls rolling down off the hills, it was decided (after a postponement) to ‘ give it a rattle sure’! We were treated to an unexpected two races in variable but safe conditions.
Saturday – Race 1 & 2
Swannie and Jenni executed a perfect port tack start only to fall into the pack mid first beat. The fleet then had several place changes throughout the race with Simon Flack & Barry Swanston quickly getting used to the Cirrus and had a great race with Wyatt Orsmond & Patrick Billlington in their new Goodall C2. With an increase to the breeze, the Hurricane 5.9 sx with it’s Irish Aussie pair were flying. Wyatt pipped them at the post to secure his first bullet. Swannie and Jenni Brittain were 3rd. Again in Race 2, the pattern was set with the Orsmond/Billlington and Flack/Swanston leading the way with very competitive sailing throughout the race. Simon Flack settled to the Cirrus and pulled off a great first place.
The 2015 Multihull Eastern championships took place at Swords Sailing & Boating Club - swordssailing.ie on 29th and 30th of August with a turn out of 18 boats .
The fleet had 7 different classes, F18, Hurricane 5.9, Dart16 Dart18, Spitfire, Catapult and A class sailing .
Richard Swanston and Jenni Britton Ballyholme Yacht Club win the championship. Well done guys !