Irish Sailing Youth National Championships

2019 Irish Sailing Youth National Championships
and Optimist Trials

- Ireland’s biggest youth regatta.

The Championships take place 25-28 April 2019
at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven.

Royal Cork Yacht Club extend a warm welcome to all visitors, sailors, parents, coaches, friends and family. 

Watch this page for regular updates as preparations progress.

 

The Irish Sailing Youth National Championships is a unique opportunity for sailors of different classes to sail together and experience the adrenelin of a big event. Brothers, sisters and friends of all ages can share the preperation, competition and fun.

Entrants
The 2019 Fleet Dates

 

The Fleets Sailing at the Irish Sailing Youth National Championships and Optimist Trials 2019 will be:

Toppers Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 April
Laser 4.7  Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 April
Laser Radial Thu 25, Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 April
420’s Thu 25, Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 April
Optimist Trials Thu 25, Fri 26, Sat 27 & Sun 28 April

 

Talks and Speakers

 

EVERYONE IS WELCOME

High profile speakers will be joining us each evening to give inspiring and informative talks to the sailors, family and friends. Everyone is welcome to come along.

Full details of time and location within the club will follow soon.

THURSDAY:    

Katie Tingle (Irish Sailing Team), “A second chance – taking the long view on a sailing career”

FRIDAY:             

Séafra Guilfoyle (Irish Sailing Team): “My journey so far from Optimist nationals to 49er Championships”

SATURDAY:     

James O’Callaghan (Irish Sailing Performance Director) talks to Jessie Barr (Irish Sailing Academy and Sport Ireland sports psychologist) about “Resetting and refocusing during competition”

Please keep an eye on here for any new speakers, changes and updates on venue.

Spectators

 

WELCOME

With every sailor there are at least 2 spectators coming along to enjoy the event. 

Crosshaven is a small village and has a great Centra for supplies, a couple of brilliant pubs and coffee bistro. Loads of info here https://www.crosshaven.ie/.

If you want to watch the sailing then up at Campden Fort is a great spot - bring your binoculars, unless you are a 420 spectator then you can wait for the spinnakers to go up.

Find out more about the fort here http://www.camdenfortmeagher.ie/. There is plenty of parking and a lovely walk down to the beaches at the entrance to Cork Harbour too - great for dog walking.

 

ROADWORKS

... the road from Royal Cork Yacht Club to Crosshaven village will be CLOSED. It is a 13 minute walk.