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Welcome to the ILCA Summer Sprint Series 2023. After a hugely successful tri-series event in 2022, this year, it has expanded to five locations with a five race sprint regatta to be held at each of the clubs from June to-September. What a better way to see some of Corks finest sailing harbours in fun, but competitive events.

Glandore Sprint

We had a super start to the series in Glandore Harbour in June, then Kinsale in July and really looking forward to round three in Bantry. Remember, your best two qualifier events will be added to the finale event score to make up the triseries score overall. There will be a barbeque after sailing on Sunday.

Many thanks to GHSC for the wonderful days racing in R1.

Kinsale YC Sprint

Another fantastic days sailing was held on July 23rd with plenty of wind and no rain. There were five ILCA 7s growing that new category in the series, six ILCA 4s  and twenty boats in ILCA 6 with a very strong field.  The visitors had use of the commercial pier to park cars and trailers and the logistics all worked out very well. The race course was inside the harbour with a finish just underneath the majestic Charlesfort. Jonathan O’Shaughnessy dominated the ILCA 7 category again. Michael Crosbie powered through the field including a dramatic win in the final sprint having received an individual recall at the start where he had to duck back over line starting behind the fleet. Eolann Miles continued his winning ways staying just ahead of Liam Duggan on the day to make it two wins from the first two qualifying events. Huge thanks to Kinsale Yacht club and John O’Sullivan for organizing a great day out. There was a super bbq in the club before prizegiving.


Jonathan O’Shaughnessy (ILCA7);   Michael Crosbie (ILCA 6);     Eolann Miles (ILCA 4)

Other Prizewinners & Action Shots


Bantry Bay Sailing Club Sprint

The sun appeared again for a day in Bantry and a full card of races was completed with twenty five boats in attendance. Tim McCarthy as RO had a difficult day with the wind flicking 90 deg regularly, but he was able to keep to his course for the first four races. Thanks to to commodore, Kathryn and her team, there was a very enjoyable bbq in the club after racing. The latest scores are showing a tightening group of sailors in ILCA 4 and 6 which should make for an exciting final day’s racing. However there is still one more qualifying event for sailors to improve their scores heading into the finale. Inniscarra Sailing & Kayaking Club is up next on Sept 3rd.

Iniscarra Sailing and Kayaking Club Sprint

Unfortunately the wind didn’t play ball with the sprint event in Iniscarra and arrived after the boats were put away for the day. However, a great day out on the lake with the bbq and plenty of swimming to keep the visitors occupied.

Royal Cork Yacht Club Sprint Series Finale

The finale event is schedule at Royal Cork Yacht Club on the coming Sunday Sept 17th. The series prizes will be awarded on basis of results from two qualifying regattas and the finale event which has a 125% weighting at Royal Cork.

This is an open event and you may enter it as a single event outside of the series.

Results so far



Bantry Results Aug 6th

RCYC Sprint results_provisional

Current Series Standings after three qualifying rounds (No racing in R4 due to conditions)

Series Scores after R4

The tri-series winner is calculated on the basis of the sum of the best three scores with finale event having 125% weighting so winner of rcyc sprint will get 12.5 pts.

The series leaders in all three fleets need to turn up and do well on Sunday to stay ahead of the chasing packs.


Event Documents & Links:


NOR-Summer Sprint Series-2023



GHYC Sprint Series SIs





Official Notice Board -whatsapp group

The whatsapp groups outlined in the link below are used as the Official Noticeboard for the event, and also to inform participants of useful information regarding the event

Summer Sprint Series WhatsApp group


How to get there – Directions to each Club

Click for Directions to Union Hall Pier for Glandore sprint

Click for Directions to Kinsale Yacht Club

Click for Directions to Bantry Bay Sailing Club

Click for  Directions to Inniscara Sailing & Kayaking Club

Click for  Directions to Royal Cork Yacht Club

Sites To See For Parents while waiting around

While the sailors are on the water, why not enjoy what the local area has to offer.

         – Glandore

         – Kinsale

         – Crosshaven

         – Bantry

         – Inniscarra

Event Entry

See below

ILCA Summer Sprint 2023

ILCA4, ILCA6, ILCA7 sprint series

Sailor Name(Required)
Parent/ Guardian Name
If sailor is under 18 on first day of the event
Parent/guardian if sailor is under 18 on first day of the event
Parent Consent(Required)
My sailor is under 18 years old and I acknowledge that they are taking part at their own risk.
Please outline any medical issues the sailor has that are relevant to the safety team on the water
Parent/guardian if sailor is under 18 on first day of the event
Numbers only, no country codes.
Entry Option(Required)
Outline which regattas are to be attended if one or two days is chosen