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RYA Northern Ireland launch Northern Ireland eSailing Spring Championships

by Gayle Logan 1 May 17:32 BST 16 May 2020
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Club eSailing Champions from across NI will have the opportunity to be named Northern Ireland eSailing Spring Champion and go on to compete in UK National final this May.

Since lockdown measures were put into place, RYA Affiliated clubs have been able to set up and access eSailing with VIP accounts in order to help engage local racing members. 21 clubs across Northern Ireland signed up initially; they have been running multiple racing series' with guidance from RYA over the course of April in order to decide their Club Champion.

The Northern Ireland eSailing Championships shall be held on 16th May at 1000, where nominated club champions will compete to be named NI's eSailing Spring Champion. This individual will go on to compete against named champions from each of the other regions and Home Countries across the UK later in the month.

The Championships will be streamed across RYANI's YouTube Channel for supporters and spectators to follow the action.

RYA Northern Ireland's Chief Operating Officer comments: "The eSailing platform has proved a great success amongst clubs and local sailors who have been unable to get afloat during the current lockdown measures. We are glad to be able to undertake this event and hope that clubs and local sailors will join in on the action. Although it is for a bit of fun, I am sure there will be some serious competition taking place."

The e Sailing Championships are just one of a number of opportunities being delivered by the RYA to help engage with club members and recreational boaters during this period of lockdown.

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