Date: 5th May 2012 Start time 08.00
I attach the sailing instruction for the race on Saturday 5th May. As I am awaiting entries from some other boats who have indicated they are entering I have not prepared the entry list yet. I will circulate same by Wednesday latest.
I have a list of crew available if any boat is short. However, I ask you to contact me as soon as possible if you need crew. I have some people who are trying to get racing experience prior to the Round Ireland Race. I also have people who want to do the Round Ireland Race.
As the following race will start in Conwy on the 19th May, 40 miles east of Holyhead, some boats are intending on delivering to Conwy from Holyhead next Sunday after the race while others are intending on leaving their boats in Holyhead. I am willing to coordinate information between boats who might want to share delivery crew of transport back etc. Please contact me. I have asked Holyhead Sailing Club if there is some concession on the marina for boats remaining in Holyhead. More on this later.
Regarding the Conwy Race, ISORA Sailor Keith Mander has arranged a great event in Conwy. He has arranged a great event in the Mulberry Bar & Restaurant on the Friday night. It is a spectacular place overlooking the Conwy marina. Keith has prepared some extracts from charts and advice on entering Conwy – you need to be very careful with tides. There is also a marina on the Deganwy side of the channel beside an excellent hotel – The Quay Hotel. Keith has arranged a ferry taxi between the Quay marina and the Conwy marina and the Mulberry. I will post all these tips on the News section of the ISORA website. I also found an excellent golf club beside the Conwy marina!!!!
As advised before the first race the Royal Alfred Yacht Club are running a mini three race coastal series of the three ISORA day races from Dun Laoghaire. They will be awarding prizes for the winners. The entry fee for their series is €20. Any boat completing those three races should enter this mini series. I attach their entry form and conditions. I have agreed with the RAYC that they will still accept entries for the series. The completed entries can be sent to the address on the form or I can take them in the NYC on Friday night.
After the blast last Saturday, we are in good shape for an easy ride to Holyhead and a great get together over there. There will be catering available in Holyhead. As usual there will be full catering in the NYC on Friday night before the race. I hope to see many of you there.
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