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2017 Nationals Cancellation

We have received 19 entries to date.  In accordance with the news item previously published, the organisers are to cancel the 2017 event.  
They feel that, with a good size fleet of Double Handers in the Solent alone, 3 classes and a minimum of 25 boats are required for a meaningful national championships.

All entry fees will be refunded in full.

As a jesture of goodwill, the organisers are willing to cover the entry fee of boats that are not already entered into the RSYC Nab Tower Race.  The race will start from a committee boat in the central Solent with 2 IRC classes and 2 club-rated classes.  Hopefully boats will then still be able to have some excellent racing that weekend.  

If you wish to compete in the Koris RSYC Nab Tower Race please contact the sailing secretary, Mark Oliver at the Royal Southampton YC by email or telephone 02380 210872.

16

We are up to 16 entries.  See the entry list here.

13 Entries and Counting!

Two more entries over the bank holiday weekend - 12 more required before September 1st to allow the championship to run in 2017.  See the entry list here.

If the event is cancelled this year, entry fees received will be returned in full.

11 Entries So Far

It is still early days but the current entry for the 2017 edition of the IRC Double Handed National Championships is 11 boats.  The double handed fleet in the Solent alone is now large and significant.  

The organisers feel that at least 25 boats are required to constitute a meaningful championship.  If this entry level is not met by 1st September the 2017 event will be cancelled (entry fees will be returned) and a suitable date found for the 2018 championship.

The 2017 race entry fee includes prizes and trophies, two event branded shirts per boat; berthing in Cowes Yacht Haven; tickets to supper on Friday evening and the event dinner on Saturday evening.  The Prizegiving will be held in Cowes as soon as possible after racing on Sunday.

Entry List Published

The entries received so far are published here and will be every few days until the IRC Double Handed National Championships start on 8th September.

Nab Tower to be the Passage Race

Saturday’s passage race is to be to the Nab Tower and back.  The start will be combined for all classes and will be using the Squadron Start line, with cannons and flags as is the norm on that line.

It should be a great spectacle to both witness and be part of, with all the IRC Double Handed National Championship boats starting together.  The warning signal on that day for all boats will be at 0855, so family and friends can watch the start from the Squadron castle on the shoreline.

This race will also be the RSYC Nab Tower Race.  Their two IRC Classes will start at the same time and on the same line, thus allowing results to be meaningful for both events.  RSYC Club Class boats will start later.

The entry fee includes two event branded shirts per boat; berthing in Cowes Yacht Haven Marina; tickets to both supper on Friday evening and the event dinner on Saturday evening.  Prizegiving will be as soon as possible after racing on Sunday.  

Classes

The organisers have received what amounts to significant feedback concerning the asymmetric v symmetric class splits.  As a result and after listening to our customers, the classes will revert to conventional IRC classes, each containing both asymmetric and symmetric boats,  as we have had in previous years.

Depending on the number of entries, we will have probably 3 or 4 classes.

Entries will be shown on this website from Wednesday 23rd August and they will be updated frequently as entries are received.

The entry fee includes two event branded shirts per boat; berthing in Cowes Yacht Haven Marina; tickets to both supper on Friday evening and the event dinner on Saturday evening.  Prizegiving will be as soon as possible after racing on Sunday.  

Asymmetric v Symmetric Revisited

It should be emphasised that the decision to split into four classes as per the previous news item (2 symmetric and 2 asymmetric) is dependent upon two issues.  Firstly, we need more or less equal numbers in each of the four classes if at all possible; secondly, the proposal will not go ahead if the feedback we receive from the sailors is strongly negative.

Feedback in either direction may be sent by email to the race director  and/or posted on the event Facebook page  - uk double handed national championships


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