The Royal Irish Yacht Club are hosting a Spring Coaching Regatta on the weekend of the 27th and 28th of April in Dun Laoghaire. This is bringing together Prof O’Connell, Des McWilliam, Philip Watson and Kenny Rumball for on the water coaching and video analysis, Timothy Goodbody for tactician briefings and a Racing Rules pub quiz to highlight the 2013-2016 rule changes.
The off the water sessions will deal with techniques, tactics and racing rule changes for 2013.
Saturday will consist of practice starts, upwind trim and windward mark roundings and will integrate three races. Sunday will focus on downwind trim, gybing and leeward mark roundings and a final race to pull it all together.
Skippers that will be bringing on new crew for 2013 or competitive teams looking to grease the team cogs before the ICRAs will benefit from this world class training weekend. Non-DBSC boats are more than welcome and any trailered boats from outside Dublin can be launched from the RIYC.
The cost for this event is ?50 per boat which is a continuation of the RIYC?s policy to provide really good and value for money events for skippers. RIYC encourages as many ICRA members as possible would support this initiative. For more information go to www.riyc.ie .