This Week’s Sailing News: Safety First, 2K & 10K Euro, Pirates Ahoy, Sail In The City & More…

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29th May 2014
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Safety First



Our RDO Gail MacAllister has her two doggies prepared for some fun on the water this weekend, are you?

 

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ISA SafeTrx – The FREE Safety App


The ISA’s SafeTrx smartphone app has just been launched in the UK under the RYA. 

This will now allow the Irish Coast Guard and the MCA (the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency) to access users’ trip details should an incident occur and liaise with each other if necessary. 

SafeTrx is used for logging passage plans anywhere on Ireland’s coastal and inland waters. If you’re going on the water this Bank Holiday make sure you download the FREE app and log your trip!

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Pirates Ahoy


Seven ships including three Tall Ships; Gulden Leeuw (70m), Morgenster (48m) and Pelican of London (45m) will gather in Dublin Bay tomorrow (Friday) at 10am for the Dublin Port Riverfest before the L.E. Creidne leads them in a parade of sail up the Liffey. All are welcome to join out in the Bay, on the river or as the fleet pass Poolbeg Y&BC.

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€10,000 Prize Fund


The organising committee in Royal Cork Yacht Club has announced a €10,000 prize fund for the ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championships taking place next week. 13 international teams will battle it out from the 3rd – 8th of June in Cork Harbour in the ISA’s SailFleet J80s.

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Silver at the Italian 2K


The eight-sailor team from Royal Cork Yacht Club finished second overall at the Italian leg of the 2K Circuit.

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Sail In The City


If you’re free on the 6th of June get down to Cork City! A unique carnival is taking place around the ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championships in two weeks time. The festivities will include match racing from Albert Quay with live commentary, traditional entertainment from The Lee Sessions, Pulses of Tradition and the Dizzy Blues Band, tours of the LÉ Samuel Beckett and plenty of artisan food and drinks. 

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East Coast Squib Championship


23 boats from the Royal St George, Royal North of Ireland, Killyleagh, Royal Irish and National Yacht Club entered in the very competitive high scoring two day event.

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Wag Update


22 Water Wags competed in the Royal Irish Yacht Club Regatta in beautiful sunshine, a high tide and 8-10 knots of wind.

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