The Fastnet International Schools Regatta is designed to introduce young sailors to racing. Many people attend a “Start Sailing” course and learn the basics of sailing, but have no way of breaking into racing should they wish to do so. The Schools Regatta has a simple system where all classes of dinghies can race around a square course in a sheltered venue using a handicap system. Within the Bronze Fleet, Instructors are available to help sailors find their way round the course and instruct as they race.
We also have a system to prevent more experienced sailors entering a fleet that their standard exceeds and where this is the case they will be moved up to the next fleet, i.e Bronze Fleet sailors are moved up to Silver Fleet. The same will apply for more experienced Silver Fleet sailors who will be moved up to a Silver Plus Fleet
WHO CAN ENTER? The event is open to all full time students of primary and secondary level schools who were under the age of 19 on 1 January 2016. All competitors under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (Parent, Guardian, Teacher or Coach) throughout the event. Any single handed or double handed monohull dinghy with a Portsmouth Yardstick (which facilitates handicap ratings) is eligible to enter.
DO I NEED MY OWN BOAT? We encourage participants to bring their own boats – any dinghy will do, but must be insured by the owner for third party insurance. The FMOEC charter a range of dinghies for the event. However, the number of boats available is limited and will be allocated on a “first come, first served basis”. Costs for this are: Single handed dinghies €20 per day; Double handed €30 per day. We also ask for a returnable boat damage deposit of €50 for the event.
HOW DO I KNOW WHICH FLEET TO ENTER – BRONZE OR SILVER?
The Bronze Fleet is basically for beginners who have never raced before, sailors that look like they have, will be moved up to the Silver Fleet.
The Silver Fleet is for sailors who have done a few races, over two years. Again sailors who perform better than this will be moved up to a Silver plus fleet. The above transfers will be done at the discretion of the race committee.
This Regatta is for BEGINNERS, so the main trophies are for the Bronze and Silver Fleet.
THE EVENT TAKES PLACE ON 19th 20th and 21st JULY IN SCHULL
at the FASTNET MARINE OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTRE
ENTRY FORMS see here FISR ENTRY FORM 2016
REGISTRATION will be at the centre on the afternoon of the 18th between 15.00 and 18.00hrs
MORNING BRIEFING will be at 10.00 on the Tuesday morning
FIRST RACE will be at 11.00 for all fleets on Tuesday 19th July
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS will be available at Registration