DETAILS AND INFORMATION FOR UK Sailmakers and Offshore Racing Academy (INSS) Pre-Season Race Training Day on Saturday 22 April for DBSC Members

Details of the Day

9.30am Briefing
On the day outside the Marina.
10am Boats off the pontoon.
Series of short races to be held with on the water coaching provided in the Bay.  Windward Leeward course simulations with between three and five starts (depending on numbers) 
First Race Start at 1045 am
 – Start splits will be decided on entries received.  Please ensure when entering to select the relevant class.

On the water, crew from UK Sailmakers and Offshore Racing Academy will be observing and videoing boats at:

  • start line
  • beating to the weather mark
  • mark rounding
  • spinnaker

Last Race start 2pm
– ashore for video debrief and analysis from 3.30pm   

Ashore for video debrief and analysis from 3:30PM in the Wet Bar, ROYAL IRISH YACHT CLUB, all welcome.  (Food will be available)

Some boats may not have sailed since the end of a very successful 2022 season.  This training day is the perfect opportunity to ‘blow off the cobwebs’ and get sailing to ensure a seamless transition into the 2023 racing season.
We all sail to ultimately have fun, at whatever level that is. To have fun on a boat, we must be comfortable in what we are doing, to be comfortable we need practise and guidance.  With top coaches Barry Hayes, Kenny Rumball & Liam Glynn, short track your learning by getting advice from some of the best sailors in Ireland who are also trained coaches.  
This day is for all boats no matter if they are season winners or just starting out, all crew and boats will benefit from the day.

DBSC welcomes this great initiative to get boats in the 2023 AIB DBSC Sailing season off to a great start.  

Ed Totterdell