The Dún Laoghaire ILCA fleet has announced a bumper 2022 season for local sailors.
With over 150 regular sailors, the ILCA fleet in Dun Laoghaire is the largest one-design senior dinghy fleet in the country. Sailors launch from all of the local clubs, including the Coal Harbour, with 120 launching from the Royal St. George Yacht Club alone in 2021. Local organizers are expecting the fleet to continue to grow in 2022.
This year’s plans see the local class continuing with the sprint regatta format which they trialled last year. This regatta format, sponsored once again by Grant Thornton, offers five races back to back in quick succession. Both of last year’s sprint events were sold out within days of being announced and so it is no surprise that the class intends to host five regattas with this format in 2022. The first regatta takes place on Saturday, April 02. Racing starts from 2 pm with the objective of running 5 races back to back. Sailors are invited to supper and social after the event.
NOTE: This event is hosted by RSGYC and the Irish Laser Association is not involved in the organization or staging.