The 6th and final round of the Irish Speed Sailing Championships is due to take place this weekend, November 19th and 20th, with a possible rollover to November 26th and 27th. The forecasts are being monitored and the decision will be made later in the week as to whether we go ahead with this weekend or next weekend to run the event.
This is an early warning and NOT official notice of race, the situation will continue to be monitored and an official notice will be issued on Thursday evening of November the 17th.
The event will be run based on GPS times. In order to compete you will need to use a GPS tracker that allows tracks to be downloaded. Recommended devices include the Navi GT31 and GT11 as well as the Garmin Foretrex 201's. Other devices may be used if they are included in the recommended list on www.gps-speedsurfing.com
and you have the relevant cables to download the data.
If you haven't got a GPS, a limited number of spare ones are available to share, however it is recommend that you look to purchase your own. The GPS units are great training aids and are not specifically for windsurfing but also very useful for hikers and cyclists etc.
This year as well as using GPS devices for speed events, they will also be used in the Irish Slalom Series to show race replays and for use in race tactics training sessions.
As in 2010 there will be a split fleet. All will race at the same time, however the results will be split out depending on whether the sailor is using speed/race/slalom or freeride/wave equipment. Further guidelines will be available on www.IrishSpeedSurfing.com
All competitors must be members of the IWA in order to adhere to the insurance requirements. Entry forms will be available at the race site www.IrishSpeedSurfing.com
on the morning of the event.