Trials 2020

Entry opens 26th Feb 2020, Entry fee €125
Early bird closes 19th March 2020. Late entry fee €205.00
Entry Closes. 4th April 2020.

IODAI Major Events Sailing instructions

IODAI Measurement Self Declaration Form

2020 Irish Sailing Youth Nationals Notice of Race


Event webpage
Link to the HYC event webpage, with details regarding the event at Howth Yacht Club

The following are the conditions to qualify for Trials:
Sailor must compete in the Nationals + (at least) 2 Regionals
Scoring is the sum of Nationals place + 2 best Regionals placing (excluding non-Irish sailors)
Ties are broken by applying ISAF RRS Appendix A Section 8 (which is the way we break ties in events).
The first tie break is number of 1’s excluding drops, then number of 2’s excluding drops, etc… until the tie is broken.
If sailors remain tied, then the most recent event (including drops) is used.
A sailor is given a “3000” for a missed event
Senior Fleet: Top 45 (and ties) after taking out compulsory retirements due to age.
Junior Fleet: Top 45 (and ties)
Medical exemptions are considered on an individual basis and do not count towards the cap.
Sailors representing Ireland as a member of a national team will be given average placing in the other 4 events for an event missed due to national team competition.

Links to key documents
Irish Sailing Consent Form

Irish Sailing Youth Nationals Notice of Race
The Optimist Trials is run as part of Irish Sailing’s ‘Youth Nationals’. The Notice of Race can be found on Irish
Sailing’s website. See link above.

IODAI Major Events Sailing instructions (inc. Trials)
IODAI’s ‘Major Events Sailing Instructions’ shall apply to the regatta. Hard copies of the sailing instructions
will not be provided. Please also see the supplementary sailing instructions below

Supplemental Sailing instruction (HYC 2020)
Supplemental SI Trials 2020
These are to be read in conjunction with the Notice of Race and IODAI’s Major Event Sailing Instructions.
The Supplementary Sailing Instructions will take precedence in the event of any conflict between the three documents.

Measurement Self Declaration Form
To be completed and presented at registration.

It is important that all sailors ensure that they have evidence that their equipment is fully compliant with class
rules. At registration competitors will be required to produce the following:
• Boat registration certificate (in the name of the sailor or the sailor’s family)
• Boat and third party insurance policy
• Sail, sail number and certificate
• Measurement certificates for
◦ Mast, boom and sprit
◦ Daggerboard and rudder
• Buoyancy test certificate (which can be done by a measurer or yacht club official)

Boats will not all be weighed but the race committee reserves the right to carry out ad-hoc inspections throughout the event.

This is to ensure sailors are fully prepared for the measurement requirements at international events.

Documents outlining the selection rules for Teams, Team training dates, Team costs and Codes of Behaviour will follow.


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