Competitors for the 2021 Irish Sailing All Ireland Championship released
After a gap of a year due to the COVID pandemic, the All Ireland’s (also known as the Helmsman’s Championship) are back, and the nominations are in.
Sixteen nominated class champions are confirmed and full crew details will be available soon. Hosted this year by the Royal Cork YC, the class champions will compete against each other in a fleet of National 18s to find the "champion of champions".
In the mix are Charlie Cullen – the youngest competitor and a first nomination for the Waszp class. Interesting pairings include JP Mccaldin who will race his wife; Olympians Ger Owens with Ross Killian; Philip Doran with brother Simon; and Michael O’Connor with his winning crew from previous years, Davy Taylor. There’s a strong representation this year from the Royal St George YC in Dun Laoghaire with five members competing.
Irish Sailing All Ireland Senior Sailing Championship 2021, Royal Cork Yacht Club Crosshaven Co. Cork, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of October 2021. For the fill list see: https://www.sailing.ie/Racing/All-Ireland-Sailing-Championships/All-Ireland-Sailing-Championships
The Junior All Ireland Championships take place the week before at the Fastnet Marine and Outdoor Education Centre in Schull supported by Cork ETB. There are another sixteen competitors from a broad range of classes: https://www.sailing.ie/Racing/All-Ireland-Sailing-Championships/All-Ireland-Junior-Championships