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A fleet of up to 30 sailing boats from Mayo will be given pride of place at the finale of 39,000 mile round the world Volvo Ocean Race in Galway. The boats will take part in the spectacular Parade of Sail on Galway Bay on Sunday July 1.
On the weekend of 23/24 June, over 60 sailing clubs and training centres nationwide will open their doors to take part in Sail Spree – an initiative developed by the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) to encourage people of all ages out on to the water to experience the thrill of water based activities.
Junior sailing courses will take place during July and August at Rosmoney. This year, Mayo Sailing Club is running the following courses: Start sailing, basic skills, improving skills, advanced boat handling and kites and wires and possibly some other advanced modules depending on demand and instructor availability. A brief outline of the various modules is given below. Noelle Doran will also be running some instructor training courses in the club, with the dinghy instructor course from June 18 to 22 next up.
Both Mayo Sailing Club and Bellacragher Bay Boat Club will be taking part in the Sail Spree weekend—June 23/24. Bellacragher Bay Boat Club will run their event on Saturday and Sunday providing ‘on the water’ taster sessions in a variety of boats including Hobie Cats (catamarans), dinghies and cruisers. It will take place around Achill Island.
As the skies begin to clear and the weather improves Mayo Sailing Club is anticipating the start of another season. Boats will be lifted into the water at Rosmoney Pier on Friday next, April 6. Alongside the local racing the highlight of the season this year will be a fleet of boats sailing to Galway to be part of the Volvo Ocean Race. Brian Sheridan, the Harbour Master of Galway Docks, travelled to speak to club members on Friday last and gave an enthusiastic talk about the finishing of Round the World race in Galway on July 3.
For anyone who wishes to know the rules of the water, Mayo Sailing Club is hosting a lecture entitled The Rules of Racing by Ed Alcock on Thursday February 23 at 7.30pm in the GMIT, Castlebar. It will outline the laws that govern racing on the water. Many boats, big and small, engage in the sport of racing. The Racing Rules of Sailing govern the conduct of yacht racing, dinghy racing, windsurfing, kite surfing, and virtually any other form of racing around a course with more than one vessel while powered by the wind. The forthcoming lecture will cover topics like rights and obligations on the water, giving way, keeping clear, red flags, and protest forms.