Cruisers

Class Captain: Dr Maurice Collins 087 231 5159, drmcecollins@gmail.com

Class Secretary: Paula Trench 087 817 6529, trenchp@gmail.com

Class Description

The Cruiser Class is comprised of keelboats of different tyes and sizes, ranging from approximately 18’ to 30’, and including Beneteau Firsts, Dragons, Folkboats, J24s, Shipman 28s and others. Racing is competitive and regulated by a club handicap system. It takes place approximately every second week from April to October, apart from August, when the Class partakes actively in the LRYC Regatta. Each day’s racing is usually followed by a social gathering in the clubhouse bar. A short race is also arranged each Wednesday evening in June and July and this is followed by a Club “Bring your own” BBQ at the clubhouse.

The Class is organising two Cruise in Company weekends this year. These will be very social events, open to all club boats, and at which we hope to include all those who enjoy a sail but prefer not to race. The ethos of the Cruiser Class is fun. Each member can decide to make it as competitive or non-competitive as they wish. New sailors and crew are welcome. Racing boats often need crew and we try never to leave ashore anyone who turns up on the jetty.

White Sail Evening Racing for Cruisers
There will be a Cruiser Race each Wednesday evening from 07 June until 08 August inclusive. Two mini-series of 4 and 5 races (1 discard/series) with a bubbly prize for each, donated by John Banim. There will be an overall trophy, the Bergin Bowl presented by Denis Bergin, for the 9 races, with 3 discards. The winner of the Bergin Bowl will be ineligible to also win a mini-series prize. The course will be up on the Club noticeboard, Spinnakers are not permitted. The race will start at 19.15hrs, BBQ at 20.30hrs
Notice regarding September/October races:
A Class Meeting will be held during the Regatta to determine if it is felt that the arrangement in May/June to have separate Saturday and Sunday series, was a success. Should it be agreed, a similar arrangement will be made for September/October

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