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Junior Sailing Plans for Next Weekend

Next weekend we are planning a couple of special events – the Naval Race in J80’s on Saturday and the beach party on Sunday. Please note that these events are open to all Junior sailors.

Optimist Coaching for the beginners and copper fleets will continue as normal on Saturday at 12:30 and 2:15 respectively. However, there will be no league racing. After coaching the sailors will go by rib to the Naval base for the tour and food.

Laser Coaching will be from 10:00 to 13:00 on Sunday.

Naval Race on J80’s

The Naval race is on next Saturday. We have been given the use of the J80’s. All the sailors will be given an opportunity crew on the boats and we will run a few short races. There are 8 J80’s and we need 8 adults to sail on them and to take responsibility for looking after the boats and getting them back after the visit to the Naval base. Please email if you are available to take charge of a boat. It would also be helpful if you could email the number of sailors you are going to be sending. We also need volunteers to drive 2-3 ribs.

Here is the plan:

1. Gather in the club at 12:30 where boats and crews will be allocated.

2. 13:00 leave the dock.

3. Short races until 15:30 then proceed to the Naval base.

4. 16:00 Tour of a naval ship.

5. 17:00 Food – Price €5

6. 17:30 Children can be picked up at the base or will depart by boat for Crosshaven.

7. 19:30 J80’s back at Marina.

Beach Party with J80’s

On Sunday we are planning a beach party and barbecue or Sunday. Everyone is welcome (that includes parents and siblings of sailors). It looks like that weather should be good for the event. However, if it is not suitable we will have the barbecue in the dinghy centre.

The plan is to gather in the club at 12:00. We are going to take the J80’s (we need 8 adults to take charge again plus drivers for about 3 ribs – volunteers by email please) plus a number of club ribs and a number of motor boats. There will be plenty of space. However, we do need to know numbers for catering purposes. Please email me at to let me know how many people you will be.

We will be running some J80 racing in Ringabella and having a barbecue on the beach. The plan is to return to the club by 5:30pm.

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