Just an update on the position of the club with respect to sailing/racing.
We have officially started the season with Round the Island on Sat 18th.
The race calendar is on the system for all to view under Racing/Race Calendar 2020.
The next scheduled race is Creek 1, tomorrow 21st July @ 7pm.
We plan to hold the annual regatta’s as normal commencing Saturday 1st August with the Fahan Regatta, Sunday the Buncrana regatta and Monday the Rathmullan regatta.
We have yet to firm up the start times but as soon as these have been arranged they will be published online.
Please refer the website for upcoming race times.
The usual Saturday night social gathering at the clubhouse will not take place this year to reduce the risk of the spread of Covid 19.
Tuesday 21st 7pm Creek 1
Thursday 23rd 7.30pm Phoenix 1
Saturday 25th 9am Portsalon Bells….You have been warned !
Regatta times to follow.
The Round the Island race due to start tomorrow at 3pm will be pushed back by 30 minutes and will now start at 3.30pm.
Sorry for the late notice.
We have a training session organised for Saturday 4th July.
This is an on water training session…
As with previous training sessions this will begin with a debrief at 3.45pm with the training on the water due to start at 4pm sharp.
Please bring your own face mask and sanitizing solutions.
Please bring your own personal floatation equipment and foul weather gear.
As with previous sessions we will ask skippers to keep a record of those participants should we need to perform some contact tracing.
Training key points,
Debrief at 3.45
Training session starts 4pm sharp
Face masks and hand sanitiser mandatory
Post session debrief
We are hoping to organise a training weekend Saturday 11th July 2020. The training will comprise of an offshore event leaving Lough Swilly and finishing in Mulroy Bay. On the day we will start with a debrief at 10am sharp. We will depart the marina at 10.15am with activities scheduled for 10.30 am sharp start in the vicinity of the start/finish area.
We will leave the start/finish area at Fahan, leave Spit to port, Swillymore to port, round Fanad head to Mulroy Bay. On entering Mulroy Bay yachts should finish the training upon crossing a transit between Bar Rocks and Sessiagh Rocks. This transit line is almost 1/3 nM long. The participating yachts can proceed south to Fannys Bay where we can anchor. I will provide a debrief on the days activities and we can discuss the training activities further.
As with all other training events please provide your own face mask and hand sanitiser. All participants should bring suitable clothing and their own personal floatation device. As with all offshore training please ensure you have sufficient safety equipment on board.
In keeping with current HSE guidelines we must observe social distancing in so far as is possible. These guidelines offer advice on activities on board, crews must keep 2m part, move around frequently and try to avoid being downwind of someone. Where possible crews will form pods and these pods will avoid mixing with other pods for prolonged periods of time.
Offshore training with possibility of overnight stay, weather dependant.
Training starts 10.00am with debrief.
On water training starts 10.15.
Debrief at Fannys Bay, time will be announced on the day.
We are holding some training sessions Sat at approx 10am.
We are inviting skippers and their crews to assemble at the marina for approx 10am.
We will provide a brief regarding the course layout and fleet(s) arrangements.
Please bring your personal face covering and sanitising gels.
This is a training session on the water so be prepared with safety equipment and suitable clothing.