Sailing Competition gets All Clear from Government
Following the announcement by the Government of the updated COVID measures applying from June 7th, Irish Sailing have confirmed that racing activity can recommence from that date. Numbers competing are not restricted but limits on numbers ashore, particularly indoors, will continue to apply. Full details of the updated IS guidance can be found at https://www.sailing.ie/Coronavirus.
Club keelboat racing recommences on Tuesday June 8th for One Designs and on Wednesday June 9th for the Cruiser Classes. Apart from the Howth 17s, who will use the East Pier Hut line, racing will be from Starpoint and crews are advised to allow enough time for the extra distance to the start area north of Ireland’s Eye. Dinghy racing will commence on June 10th in Howth Sound with See Wych being used as Committee Vessel. Entry forms, Sailing Instructions and course information can all be downloaded from the HYC website.
The Lambay Races, thanks to the updated COVID measures, can now proceed as planned on June 12th – see the HYC website for the NOR and entry form. This will be the first major event of the HYC calendar post the re-commencement of outdoors bar and catering services and, to facilitate the maximum number of HYC members using the Club on the day, participation is restricted to boats entered by Club members. There will be 100 socially distanced outdoor table spaces set out in three areas around the Club after racing and they will be allocated on a ‘first come first seated’ basis. The new HYC food truck will be serving food on the main deck (adjacent to the marina walkway) during the day and those who wish to dine (or drink) at the Club on the night of the Races can book an outdoor table for after 7pm.
The Club’s J80s will be available for charter by members for the Lambay Races – see the website for details of how to apply.
Please be aware that COVID measures are still with us and, in particular, the requirement for on-line crew registration for Club organised events continues, whether racing or cruising. The form must be completed before going afloat and the link to the registration portal can be accessed from the bottom right hand corner of HYC website’s homepage – alternatively you can click on this crew registration form link.
Photo Credit@ Annroi Blayney