Seasonal Racing Marks

Seasonal Racing Marks

Important Information on Seasonal Racing Marks

What you need to know before you deploy your buoy

Every seasonal racing mark deployed for sailing, swimming, or any marine activity requires a Statutory Sanction form to be completed by your Local Lighthouse Authority (usually your local port authority or County Council).

Irish Lights are there to help

The mission of Irish Lights is Safe Navigation at Sea, delivering essential 24/7 safety and navigation services around the coast of Ireland (North and South), 365 days a year. Go to Irish Lights / Safety and Navigation for their full range of support services.

Did you know?

Irish Lights play a lead role in maritime safety and are responsible for Maritime Aids to Navigation under the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Convention. This remit includes the provision and maintenance of over 340 general aids to navigation, the superintendence of approx. 3,200 local aids to navigation, and marking or removing dangerous wrecks outside harbour areas around Ireland.

Emergency Response

For aids to navigation you can contact their 24-hour emergency response number on 01-2801996


Irish Lights have created this poster for clubs and centres to pin up on their notice boards and share with their mark laying team. 

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