IODAI Connacht Championships – Volunteers Required !

WHSC are hosting a major regatta in three weeks time.

The regatta is the Connacht 2017 Championships of the International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland (IODAI) and it will be held in Dunmore East this coming 15th & 16th July so please come to the club over the weekend and enjoy the spectacle.

This will be a big event for WHSC with approx 130 boats expected to race over the two days.

There will be two fleets on the water:

  1. Regatta Fleet          max 40 boats for novice sailors
  2. Main Fleet              up to 100 boats in 4 Divisions
    • Senior – Gold
    • Senior – Silver
    • Junior – Gold
    • Junior – Silver

Support on the water will include members yachts acting as committee boats, start/finish boats, mothership etc as well as up to 20 RIBS providing marker boat, safety/rescue, umpire and coaching services.

On shore we will have teams of members organising parking, launching & retrieval of boats not to mention a big effort by the clubhouse staff to provide food, drinks and racing related services.

So far many members have very kindly volunteered their time to be part of the event but we still need many more members to help out to make the weekend a financial and reputational success for the club.

In particular we are looking for RIB owners + crew, help with parking, launching, committee boat racing assistants, clubhouse support, misc helpers etc..

If you feel you could help in any way please please contact one of us below or any committee member – thank you.

Derry O’Sullivan   086 2413543
Pat Power           087 2591888
Joe Friel              087 4189033
Aoife McCarthy    087 6785955

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