The Spinlock IRC Welsh Championship 2020 is scheduled to take place from Friday August 14th to Sunday August 16th.
Despite the current restrictions, work is continuing from home on all of the organisational aspects of the championship, and we remain committed to running the event if at all possible.
Stephen Tudor, Championship Secretary said, “We continue to move forward with plans for the event and remain hopeful that by the time we get to mid-August – still four months’ away – the necessity to socially distance ourselves will have reduced sufficiently so that we can run some great boat racing in Pwllheli, following an ISORA race over from Dún Laoghaire.”
In addition to our traditional two IRC classes and NHC cruiser class, we have added a new class for 2020, an offshore/coastal class racing coastal courses under IRC. This class will aim to race 20-35 mile courses, and the Saturday race will incorporate both the King Constantine Cup (a club race) and the Postponed ISORA coastal race, part of the Welsh Coastal series.
Should Government restrictions and guidance change, we can adapt some our our classes and racetrack styles, switching on or off various components with the minimum of lead time, and allowing us significant leeway – perhaps until the mid July – before we need to make any big decisions.
safety of participants and volunteers working behind the scenes is foremost in our minds of course, but providing that we can run an event that complies with all guidance in place at the time, then we fully intend to do so. I suspect there will be a lot of sailors desperate to get boats on the water by August!
Notice of Race (NoR)
The Notice of Race is published online at the championship website www.ircwelshchamps.com and further details regarding the coastal class will be added when we have more clarity, but will certainly be confirmed in the SI’s, scheduled to be published by July.
The entry procedure is open for all classes, and camper-van bookings can be made via the Plas Heli website. See camping booking details here.
Any boat owners requiring accommodation locally, or who have any questions or suggestions relating to the planning of the championships, please reply to this email or contact firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the event team would be delighted to help in anyway.
We have a great social plan arranged, with a hog roast and local live bands on the deck as we come off the water, and this will be tweaked as we get a better idea of how the event will look.
We all look forward to a great long weekend of racing on Tremadog Bay and to welcoming you all to our sailing club and event centre.
by Mark Thompson, Rear Commodore, CHPSC