This weekend the IDRA14 fleet were supposed to be in Clontarf for the Open Championship but I believe this has been postponed due to the weekends weather forecast. Revised dates will be advised but looks like may be September.

The Optimist Ulsters are in Cultra this weekend and Oisin Kelly carries the hopes of the Club in the Regatta fleet. Oisin, who has only just turned 10, has been doing well in his last few events and hopefully this season we will see him push on.

Further afield we wish Graham Blay well in the ICRA Championships in Royal Cork this weekend. Graham is one of the U25 crew on the J24 Scandal from Howth Yacht Club. With significant numbers of J24 entered the event doubles as the J24 Southerns.

Last weekends the IDRA14 were in Rostrevor, Carlingford and Alan Henry & Simon Revill took the honours. A great weekend but disappointing turnout saw only 7 boats for the first event of the season. Full event report here.