New ISA 420 Academy squad announced

Congratulations to the three teams who will make up the ISA 420 Academy for the Winter / Spring programme: Nicola Ferguson & Fiona Ferguson ​- NYC Grace O’Beirne & Katherine Kelly​​ – RstGYC Geoff Power & James McCann​​ – WHSC/RCYC   Once they accept their place all of the above sailors are on trial until…

Schull Training Camp – Advance Details

We are delighted to confirm that the Schull training camp will take place at the Fastnet Marine Outdoor Training Centre during the mid-term break in February next year. Sailors and their parents are asked to note the following: Registration will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 19th February.  A welcome briefing will be held at…

Calendar for 2017 now published

We are delighted to confirm the calendar for 2017 for both Irish and International events:   Month Date Country Event Location Feb 20th – 24th Ireland Schull Mid-term Training Schull Mar 18th – 19th UK Inland Championships Rutland Apr 1st – 2nd UK Spring Championships Hayling 29th – 23rd Ireland Irish Youth Nationals Ballyholme May…

Mid-term Coaching Event Report

Michele Halpenny reports: Twelve 420 teams took part in our mid-term clinic in Dun Laoghaire. We had a variety of wind strengths over the 3 days.  The first day was very light but the coaches still managed to get a few races done in the afternoon.  On the second day, cold north easterly winds blew…

Local Pairing Win at 420 Ulsters

Michele Halpenny reports: The 420 Ulsters 2016 took place at Strangford Lough Yacht Club on 24th/25th September. 11 teams competed in a very windy event. Racing was cancelled on the Saturday due to the storm; however, the sailors got in 3 races on Sunday in gusty weather with wind speeds up to 25 knots. Juliette…