Please select your home edition
Edition
YY.com app (top)

North Sails are bringing their 'upwind trim seminar' into Northern Ireland

by Tom Jobling 27 Feb 22:06 GMT 6 March 2019

Hosted by East Antrim Boat Club as part of their hugely successful MID-WEEK SESSIONS programme of illustrated talks, the 'Prof' Maurice O'Connell himself will be on stage from 7:30pm on Wednesday 6th March.

Event organiser Tom Jobling said; "Whether you are a competitive keelboat sailor or a club racer this promises to be a biggie...! However, any information gained can only be put to maximum use if you have invited/ordered your crew(s) to attend with you. Think of it as... 'you', later explaining the knowledge gained in, 'English' - them, listening in 'Irish'."

Tom also advises to get there early and not only for the posh seats: "We're expecting another full house."

Using North 'U' Sail Trim simulation imagery and supporting software the Prof will be demonstrating the theory and practice of upwind sail trim and how to optimise your set-up for differing winds and sea states.

At the previous Midweek Session, Olympic 49er athlete Matt McGovern provided a captivated dinghy audience with 'insider' tips at the Larne Lough club. For example, how to explode from a start - the Prof will also be delivering start line tips, and how not to lose time on the race course.

He'll be taking questions at the end of his already famed and travelled presentation.

As with previous MID-WEEK SESSIONS, this will be a 'free' event and open to non-members.

Information via the new EABC website www.eabc.org.uk or call Tom on 07809691585.

Related Articles

East Antrim Boat Club prize-giving
Top award goes to Maurice Adams A septuagenarian yachtsman has scooped the top award at the recent East Antrim Boat Club prize-giving and awards event. Posted on 30 Oct
East Antrim BC top club at RYA-NI Youth Champs
Held in testing conditions at Strangford Lough YC At the recent RYA-Northern Ireland Regional Youth Championship held in testing conditions at Strangford Lough YC, the team from East Antrim Boat Club emerged triumphant. Posted on 30 Sep
East Antrim Boat Club Mid-Week Sessions
Off to a tremendous re-start with Michael Ferguson on the stage East Antrim Boat Club's acclaimed Mid-Week Sessions - a series of nautical themed talks, presentations and other stuff - got off to a tremendous re-start on Wednesday 4th September. Posted on 9 Sep
EABC Mid-Week Sessions re-open
Michael Ferguson takes to the stage on 4th September On Wednesday 4th September East Antrim Boat Club, by Larne Lough, will re-open their acclaimed Mid-Week Sessions - a programme of nautical themed talks, presentations and other stuff - with professional sailor Michael Ferguson taking the stage. Posted on 29 Aug
Mid-Week Sessions at East Antrim Boat Club
Hugely successful programme of talks comes to a dramatic conclusion To say that East Antrim Boat Club's 'Mid-Week Sessions' closed with a bang would be something of an understatement. Posted on 24 Mar
'Mid-Week Sessions' at East Antrim BC
Successful programme of talks throughout November East Antrim Boat Club's inaugural run of its Mid-week Sessions programme of 'ashore' talks and presentations concluded on 28th November with the ITN broadcaster and high latitudes adventuring yachtsman Brian Black sharing his experiences of Arctic waters. Posted on 1 Dec 2018
Larne Lough Weekend
One of the Belfast Lough Yachting Conference's programme of summer regattas Larne Lough Weekend - sponsored by Larne Port - is an integral part of the Belfast Lough Yachting Conference's programme of summer regattas. Ten clubs make up the Conference and their individual regattas run from June through to September. Posted on 5 Jul 2018
East Antrim Boat Club Push the Boat Out
One of the highest turnouts in Northern Ireland Saturday 19th May will be remembered as a very busy day of maritime activities across Northern Ireland. The RYA's 'Push-the-Boat-Out' campaign came across stiff competition from a myriad of local events. Posted on 24 May 2018
Blazin Digital Topper Irish Nationals
Sailed on Larne Lough in testing conditions Hosted by East Antrim Boat over three days in July the Blazin Digital sponsored 'Topper Class Irish National Championship' was sailed on Larne Lough in testing conditions. Posted on 11 Jul 2017
Topper Irish Nationals preview
Competitors set for Larne Lough in a few days With only days to go, the countdown towards the 'Topper Irish National Championships' - now in its 30th year - has started in earnest. Posted on 30 Jun 2017