Info for Competitors

Info for Competitors 2016-06-15T09:35:14+00:00

WICKLOW SAILING CLUB

in association with the Royal Irish Yacht Club and the Royal Ocean Racing Club

warmly welcomes you to the

Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race 2016

GENERAL INFORMATION 

Wicklow Sailing Club, South Quay, Wicklow Town, Co Wicklow, Ireland.

Email: info@roundireland.ie                                   Web:  www.roundireland.ie   

Note:  While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information, the Race Organisers do not accept responsibility for any inaccuracies that may occur in this document.

Contacts            Wicklow Harbour Commissioners: +353 (0)404 67455

VHF Ch. 16 and 14 (   Mon – Fri only)

Wicklow Sailing Club

  • Commodore                          Hal Fitzgerald                     +353 (0)87 668 7081
  • Race Organiser                    Theo Phelan                         +353 (0)87 277 2138
  • Race Office                                                                           +353 (0)85 236 3804
  • Dedicated Office No for reporting in                             +353 (0)85 263 4150  (Not for public use)
  • Wicklow Berthing                 David Ryan                         +353 (0)87 790 7869
  • Clubhouse                                                                             +353 (0)404 67526
  • House Commodore             Gerry Nolan                         +353 (0)87 267 4286
  • Bar                                          Kerrie  Gill                           +353 (0)86 841 9788
  • Catering                                 Sandra Fitzgerald               +353 (0)87 9088558

Royal Irish Yacht Club

  • Commodore                          Paul Sherry
  • Secretary / Boathouse                                                       +353 (0)1 280 9452
  • Sailing Manager                  Mark McGibney                  +353 (0)87 948 1707
  • Catering                                 Gareth McGinty                 +353 (0)1 280 9452

REGISTRATION FOR THE RACE 

  • As per the issued Sailing Instructions, Primary Race office in Wicklow Sailing Club and the subsidiary office in the Royal Irish Yacht Club will be open for registration between 10:00 and 17:00 hours on Wednesday 15th & Thursday 16th and from 10:00 to 16:00 hours on Friday 17th June.
  • Trackers, Decals, previously ordered polo shirts must be collected at boat registration.
  • Entrants who have received dispensations must present the original version of the signed disclaimer form.

BAR – FOOD & SOCIAL  CALENDAR  –  WICKLOW 

Please note:        Wednesday to Saturday inclusive the Club House will be opened each morning from at 8:30 am. In addition, portaloos are available 24 hrs in the field beside the club.

                             WSC bar will open early afternoon till late from Wednesday onwards. 

Wednesday 15th               From 19:30 hrs:           Wicklow Brewery Tasting @ €5:00 (Includes sample of 6 beers)

Thursday 16th                   From 19:30 hrs:           Food & Jazz @ €15:00 (Includes a curry and a glass of wine)

Friday 17th                        18:00 hrs                     Skippers Briefing (Skipper & Navigator only)

Friday 17th evening:

·        We invite all competing sailors to a complementary buffet meal, a drink included, at 19:30 hrs (after the Skippers Briefing); make sure to bring your voucher!!! (voucher will be included in boat pack available on registration)

·        Complementary buses leave RIYC in Dun Laoghaire at 16:00, returns departing WSC at 21:30 & 23:30 sharp!

20:00 – 11:30 hrs        Burgers @ €5:00

  • Music in the Marquee from 20:00 hrs by Maguire Band, Perfect Friction, Mic Shy.
  • Lowering the Flags at 22:45 hrs
  • Sailfest Fireworks Display at 23.00 hrs outside the club.

FOR FULL CALENDAR OF SAILFEST EVENTS SEE:          www.roundirelandsailfest.ie 

Saturday 18th                   08:00 – 10:00 hrs: Sausage & Bacon Roll OR Porridge & Toast @ €5:00

                                         12:00 – 16:00 hrs:  Burgers @ €5:00 

Then a few short and hectic days later as the crews return………

 

Warm welcome back to Wicklow with hot food and full bar service available 24 hours every day

BAR – FOOD &  SOCIAL  CALENDAR  –  ROYAL IRISH YC Dun Laoghaire 

  • Breakfast Menu           served from 9 am daily
  • Bar Lunch Menu          served daily
  • Formal Dining              each evening in the dining room

See club house for menus 

Thursday 16th June 2016 Club Racing night 

  • BBQ selection from 7.30pm on the deck; BBQ Prices start at €8.00 available until 22.00hrs
  • Drinks promotion available on the night 4 bottles of Orpen’s Cider for €10.00.
  • Live Music on the deck from 8pm, ‘’Pat & Becks.’’

Facilities in Wicklow 

 

CAR PARKING in WICKLOW

·         From Friday morning until after start of race on Saturday there will be a prohibition on Car Parking on the South Quay / Clubhouse road. Access will be permitted ONLY to Permit Holders. Permits for necessary access will be available from the Race Office for restricted use and duration.

·         Secure car-parking for competitors during the race is available in Wicklow.

(Dun Laoghaire boats contact Mark McGibney who has already circulated facilities details)