Radio Sailing Returns

Radio Sailing Returns

International One Metre Open Event
4th-5th June 2022
Ramor Water Sports Club, Lakeside Manor Hotel, Virginia Co. Cavan, Ireland

The first radio sailing event in the Dublin area for many years will be sailed on the 4th and 5th June at Irish Sailing club Lough Ramor and is organised by the newly established radio sailing section of the Ramor Watersports Club.

There is a long tradition of radio sailing in the Dublin area. Many have fond memories of the time a group would meet to sail on the pond in the UCD campus. The group later moved to Howth and also organised events in Clontarf. Dublin radio sailors also competed events abroad including World and European championships. Activities centred on the International One Metre class, but there is still an enthusiastic group, mainly FF15 sailors, who meet during the winter in the National Yacht Club to sail RC Lasers. 

The Ramor Open is the inaugural event for the radio sailing section of the Ramor Watersports Club. Dublin radio sailors had been searching for a suitable venue, preferably non-tidal, to run radio sailing events. The Ramor Watersports Club, supported by the Lakeside Manor Hotel, provides good sailing from the marina pontoons, easy access, waterside parking and all the facilities of the hotel. 

Entries have already been received from Dublin, Carrickfergus and Cork. The event organisation will be supported by members of Ramor Watersports Club. There will be a competitor’s briefing on Saturday the 4th of June at 09:30. Sailing will start at 10.00 on both Saturday and Sunday and will continue until 16.00.

Members of the radio sailing section variety of classes including One Metres, Marbleheads and RG65s. However, in order to provide an entry level class to allow both beginners and experienced sailors to discover the joys of radio sailing the club has decided to adopt the DF65. This low-cost boat is a one-design now sailed all over the world, with a fast-growing fleet developing in Northern Ireland. With boats ready to sail available for around  €250, this must surely be the cheapest way to compete in both club and international sailing.

If you would like to find out more about this accessible sailing opportunities, get in touch with Vangelis Simonidis directly on +353 87 928 1057

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