posted on November 25, 2011 14:59
The Royal Alfred Yacht Club is re-launching the Superleague concept to a new generation of sailors in 2012 with the aim of rewarding the best boats, skippers and crews, across the whole season, in each class in Dublin Bay.
The Superleague will consist of 10 individual events/races - 6 Club Regattas - DMYC, RAYC, HYC, NYC, RIYC, RStGYC - together with 4 DBSC Saturday races - 1 in May, July, August and September. There will be 4 discards with 6 results to count. This will provide for very close overall results with final results in the balance right up to the last race in the series.
The Superleague will be open to all classes of keelboats in Dublin Bay. In 2011 there were 15 keelboat classes with 300 boats. Visitors from Howth or elsewhere will also be welcome. Entry fees will be modest and structured to reflect the number of crew in each class/boat.
Peter Beamish, Commodore of Royal Alfred Yacht Club believes that re-launching the Superleague will bring an extra focus to racing in Dublin Bay without adding to an already cluttered event fixture list. It will increase the incentive to all boats to participate in the individual events which make up the Superleague. The club will also be awarding crew prizes which they hope will help boats build and motivate their crew panels.
Full details of the Superleague are being finalised and will be available in mid-December. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact pjrbeamish@hotmail.