Investwise Financial Planning announced as title sponsor to the Irish Sailing Youth National Championships 2021
Irish Sailing is delighted to announce Investwise Financial Planning as the new title sponsor for the Youth National Championships 2021.
After a gap of over two years due to the COVID pandemic, Ireland’s biggest youth regatta is back with over 100 young sailors coming together for the Investwise Irish Sailing Youth National Championships at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven. The event will be held 28-31 October.
The Youth National Championships are unique - not only is it the biggest youth event held in Ireland, it’s the only time that different youth classes come together to compete, gain valuable experience on the water, hear from Irish Sailing coaches, and, along with their families, learn more about the Irish Sailing Performance Pathway.
David Quinn, MD, Investwise Financial Planning, commented: "We are delighted to support this wonderful event for young sailors. Sailing teaches important life skills such as awareness, responsibility, patience and respect, as well as building friendships that last a lifetime. We're delighted that our youth sailors have the opportunity to get back out on the water to compete again at their National Championships after a break of two years. It promises to be a superb event in Cork over the mid-term break and I look forward to meeting everyone there."
Young sailors from across Ireland will compete across four different classes: 420, Topper, ILCA 4 (Laser 4.7) and ILCA 6 (Laser Radial). These are the classes that have been identified as the best to facilitate progression through the Irish Sailing Performance Pathway. Although normally part of the event, this year due to COVID safety measures, Irish Sailing and the IODAI (Irish Optimist class) decided to organise a separate training week. The IODAI National Training Week is part of an overall plan to kick-start the junior pathway and as such is being supported by Irish Sailing. This year’s training week is in Malahide; future editions will rotate nationally. The remaining four classes will be joined for the first time by the 29er class who are in discussions with Irish Sailing about becoming a full Performance Pathway class.
For more information and to register: https://www.sailing.ie/Racing/Irish-Sailing-Youth-National-Championships