Irish Fleet is Launched in Dublin Bay
What’s the fuss?
The RstGYC held the Irish Sb3 Demonstration Weekend on the 16th / 17th September. An amazing 90 sailors, in addition to hundreds of onlookers, from a range of ages and sailing backgrounds from all over Ireland, turned out for a spin. The sun shone, the wind blew a lovely 12-16 knots and the boats zipped and planed around Dublin Bay to the delight of those taking part. In all everyone had a great day of fun, sea, surf, burgers and beer. What more can anyone in our sport want.
The feedback was “the best sailing day I’ve had all year”, “I’m hooked and can’t wait to get racing!”, ‘Had a blast, mind made up’. Sailors generally reported that the boat was exhilarating, responsive and easy to sail, yet fast, very fast.
What’s goin’ on?
The event was run by an exuberant team from the RstGYC, Dinghy Supplies, The Irish SB3 Fleet and it’s Belfast Lough members in order to promote local the class in Ireland and there is a surprising level of interest.
For a reminder, the Laser SB3, designed by Tony Castro, is a fast, powerful, exiting, towable behind a normal car, slip launchable, cranable, asymmetric, robust, easy loads, 3 or 4 person, weight/performance insensitive – a truly one design boat.
If you want to buy a boat, get involved or receive more information, contact Tim Bourke or Andrew Algeo at info@SB3ireland.com or talk to Eoin Leahy at firstname.lastname@example.org about the upcoming demonstration on the 30th September in the RCYC.
Author: Tim Bourke