Junior All Ireland Championship Goes Ahead

Junior All Ireland Championship Goes Ahead

Irish Sailing Senior All Ireland Championships cancelled but Junior Championships going ahead.

Due to the ongoing Covid restrictions and the format of the event we have had to cancel the Irish Sailing Senior All Ireland Championships. Planning continues however for the Junior All Ireland Sailing Championships taking place on 26 & 27th September at Fastnet Marine & Outdoor Education Centre in Schull, subject to government restrictions.

The decision to cancel the Irish Sailing Senior All Irelands was taken with full consultation with all our stakeholders – the Royal Cork Yacht Club, National 18'ers committee, boat owners and volunteers and we would like to thank all those involved who have worked so hard to get to this stage. The 2021 Irish Sailing Senior All Ireland Championship will take place at the Royal Cork YC in National 18s, 2 & 3 October.

Harry Hermon, CEO of Irish Sailing commented “we are really disappointed that we’ve had to cancel the Senior All Irelands – it’s very important to us - a veteran of the sailing calendar and one that always produces the highest calibre of racing. But as always the health and safety of sailors and volunteers is our number one priority, and in the light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation and the complexities arising from this including the multiple changeovers of boats and crew, it became clear the event could not take place. We’re delighted however that the Junior All Ireland Championships are still scheduled for the end of September, and we’re looking forward to a weekend of super racing from some of the best talents in youth sailing ”.

The Irish Sailing All Ireland Championships is Irish Sailing’s oldest sailing event. Begun in 1947, the All Irelands invite the national champions from each Irish Sailing affiliated class who battle to win the title of “champion of champions”. The Junior All Ireland Championships are for young sailors under 18.

Pic by David Branigan | Photographer

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