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RS400s back in force for the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club Spring Series

by Gerry Reid 20 Feb 04:52 PST
Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club RS400 Spring Series © RNIYC

The annual RS400 Spring series resumes again this Sunday 24th February at the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club. This event along with its precursor the Autumn Series has enjoyed remarkable success at the Co. Down Club, with some 25 boats entered for the Autumn series and 18 expected for the Spring Series.

Robert Hastings (Bosun Bob) said, "This sprint racing format both for the Autumn and Spring Series have proved very popular for us RS400 sailors, we are drawing competitors from all over the place, we even have one helm flying in from England at the weekends just to compete!

"The racing is run by an excellent team at Royal North, headed by Gerry Reid as the race officer. They are dedicated to go out every Sunday for the eight weeks of the series sometimes in freezing conditions just to give us multiple very competitive races. We have watched both the Autumn and Spring series grow in the past ten years to the success it has today!"

The Spring Series should prove for very useful training for all those RS400s as RNIYC is to host the RS400 UK & Irish Nationals on August 25th-29th.

Racing starts this Sunday at 1pm and runs for eight weeks.

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