Dinghy Racing Season 2023
Are you ready…..?
Please find below the schedule of GHYC Dinghy racing for this season.
As ever, if you have queries (or spot the mistakes…. Some people are experts at that!) – please get in touch!
A few things to note…..
Spring League: Due to the works due to be carried out in the Glandore Harbour, the 6-week Spring League will have to be sailed from Union Hall. We need to assess demand for this to see if we can get permission to keep boats in Union Hall between racing, for those who want/ need this option. Please can we ask you to complete a very quick questionnaire about this (even if only to tell us that you can’t take part) before Wednesday 22nd March. We will then be able to assess whether the League can go ahead or not. PLEASE FILL IN THE SURVEY at
Team Racing: Initial Team Racing training is scheduled in June for those who are able to attend. There is very little time to prepare for the Marconi event, so if you’re keen to take part, please try to come along. We will wait until the start of July, when more sailors are around to finalise team racing training times that suit most people. Please note that the calendar is very full and it may not be possible to please everyone.
Something for everyone: Please note that while we encourage all sailors to get out and race, the three summer leagues are especially intended for novice sailors – of all ages! If anyone would like to try it out but is not sure that they are confident enough, please let the Dinghy Captain, Junior Organiser, School Principal or one of the Instructors know and we can pair people up with other sailors that are happy to assist. We all started somewhere – so don’t miss out on the fun! Have a go!
Tell us! The Club can only offer racing that works for dinghy sailors if we get feedback from people. If something isn’t working, or not working well, if you’d like more or less of an activity, or have suggestions and ideas for different ways that we can do things PLEASE let us know. New energy and perspectives are really welcome to help us try to ensure that our sailors enjoy the best possible experience.
(More information on each League or event will be posted on the noticeboard outside the Club nearer to the time.)
Harriet Emerson (Dinghy Captain) – email@example.com / 0876508664
GHYC Dinghy Race Diary for 2023
|April||Sun 16th April||Spring League 1 (Dinghy All-In) (likely sailing from Union Hall)|
|Sun 23rd April||Spring League 2 (Dinghy All-In) (likely sailing from Union Hall)|
|Sun 30th April||Spring League 3 (Dinghy All-In) (likely sailing from Union Hall)|
|May||Sun 7th May||Spring League 4 (Dinghy All-In) (likely sailing from Union Hall)|
|Sun 14th May||Spring League 5 (Dinghy All-In) (likely sailing from Union Hall)|
|Sun 21st May||Spring League 6 (Dinghy All-In) (likely sailing from Union Hall)|
|June||Tues 20th June||Team Racing training|
|Thurs 22nd June||Team Racing training|
|Sat. 24th June||ILCA Sprint Series (Glandore event – part of wider Cork Sprint Series)|
|Tues 27th June||Team Racing training|
|Thurs 29th June||Team Racing training|
|July||Tues 4th July||Early July Fleet Racing League (1)|
|Thus 6th July||Early July Fleet Racing League (2)|
|Tues 11th July||Early July Fleet Racing League (3)|
|Thurs 13th July||Early July Fleet Racing League (4)|
|Tues 18th July||Late July Fleet Racing League (1)|
|Thurs 20th July||Late July Fleet Racing League (2)|
|Sun 23rd July||Marconi Cup (Crookhaven – Team Racing)|
|Tues 25th July||Late July Fleet Racing League (3)|
|Thurs 27th July||Late July Fleet Racing League (4)|
|Sun 30th July||Gordon Cup (U18) & Rocket House Cup (O18) (Morning racing BEFORE RNLI swim)|
|Aug||Tues 1st Aug.||Early Aug Fleet Racing League (1)|
|Thurs 3rd Aug.||Early Aug Fleet Racing League (2)|
|Sun 6th Aug.||Fauxconi Trophy (Club-wide Team & Fleet racing event sailed in Dinghies- Afternoon start to allow for RNLI coffee morning)|
|Tues 8th Aug.||Early Aug Fleet Racing League (3)|
|Thurs 10th Aug.||Early Aug Fleet Racing League (4)|
|Sun 13th Aug.||Glandore Regatta (Dinghies, by class & All In)|
|Tues 15th Aug.||Dinghy Derby (All In)|
|Thurs 17th Aug.||Dinghy Derby (reserve date)/ Team Racing training – Elmo|
|Tues 22nd Aug.||Team Racing Training – Elmo|
|Thur 24th Aug.||Team Racing Training – Elmo|
|Sat 26th Aug.||Elmo Trophy – Team Racing (RStGYC)|
|Sun 27th Aug.||Elmo Trophy – Team Racing (RStGYC)|
|September||Sun 10th Sept.||Autumn League 1 (Dinghy All-In)|
|Sun 17th Sept.||Autumn League 2 (Dinghy All-In)|
|Sun 24th Sept.||Autumn League 3 (Dinghy All-In)|
|Sun 1st Oct.||Autumn League 4 (Dinghy All-In)|
|Sun 8th Oct.||Autumn League 5 (Dinghy All-In)|
|Sun 15th Oct.||Autumn League 6 (Dinghy All-In)|
We encourage ALL sailors, whatever their age or experience, to get out racing! It is great for building experience and having fun. The 3 summer leagues (Green, Gold and Blue) are especially intended to accommodate novice sailors. If anyone would like to take part but feels they’d like to go out with a more experienced sailor initially, please contact either Harriet (Dinghy Captain), Jean (Junior Organiser), Kevin (Sailing School Principal) or one of the Instructors and we will organise this.
Entry for events will be via online forms and payment via EPP, unless otherwise notified.
While some Team Racing training has been scheduled, additional sessions will be added. We will look for views of those sailors that wish to be involved before finalising arrangements.
If anyone would like to assist with running the racing, help is always appreciated.
If you’ve any queries or wish to be added to the Dinghy Sailing WhatsApp group please contact Harriet (firstname.lastname@example.org or 0876508664)