This Saturday 3rd July is the Swillymore race. This will be a pursuit style race with the first boat departing Fahan at 11:30am. The finish will be at Rathmullan Pier. The finish line will be in a straight line with the North edge of the pier, no more than 50 metres from the end of the pier.
As this is a pursuit race then no requirement for times to be taken. Depending on the conditions then timings may alter slightly on the day. The forecast has conditions pretty light, but this may change. Champagne sailing!
Further details hopefully Friday when the forecast is clear.
Further to the update previously regarding the requirement for an IRC certificate to race in IRC class.
It has been discussed by the sailing committee and has been agreed that, in line with other clubs, pending the presentation of an IRC certificate a boat can race in the club class fleet. An IRC class boat will hold a fixed handicap of 2.0 whilst racing in the club class fleet. Upon receipt of a valid IRC certificate for the current year a boat can race in IRC class. Any points accumulated in the club class fleet cannot be transferred to the IRC class races.
A boat that starts the season in club class may continue in the club class fleet for the remainder of the season.
For any and all regattas the same principle applies.
The details for tomorrows 1st official race of the year…
Start time 9am at Fahan.
Both fleets will start at the same time.
Proceed directly to Tory observing normal navigation marks.
The finish line is a transit from the end of the pier at Westtown and a mark 8 Degrees 13.36 Mins West. Finish line is no more than 200m from the end of the pier.
All boats please take their own time and submit to me on +44 75948 35737.
Over the last number of weeks we have been training for the start of the season proper.
One last note now to complete the training, race declarations.
From 7th June, I need a race declaration form completed and either handed to me at the marina or emailed. You may fill out the paper form and scan it or take a photo of if and send to me or fill out the PDF form and email this. If any monies are due then these can be collected at the next available opportunity.
Note, as the form states, Points will only be awarded on submission of the form.
There will be a 3 hour window from the end of the race for submission of the form. If you need more time than this then you may contact me and request this otherwise I will take no communication as a retirement from the race and score it as such.
The direct link for the form is here. Or alternatively download from the website by clicking on the Racing page in the dropdown list and clicking on the link to the form.
Also note, from May 31st only boats with a valid IRC certificate may enter a race. (IRC rule 8.12). Boats turning up on the start line must first have presented the Sailing Secretary with a valid certificate. Failing to do so will mean a boat cannot race and should not participate in a starting sequence and must not interfere with boats who have arrived at the starting line to complete.