03 Jun 20

Theother sailors came from right across the regional and home countries. Insteadof taking to the water, this time they logged on to compete against theirfellow racers virtually, in a series of five races with two discards. 

Withlive commentary from Yachts&Yachting online’s Mark Jardine and RYA Pathwaycoach, Johnny McGovern, who himself competed in the eSailing Lockdown Cup andwas part of the winning ‘Splashes’ team, racing was extremely tight throughoutthe championship final. 

A total of2,932 sailors, from 178 different clubs from across the RYA regions and thehome countries took part in the RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship,competing in club and regional championships, before whittling it down to just10 finalists. 

RYA NorthernIreland’s Chief Operating Officer Richard Honeyford said: “eSailing has been afantastic way for our sailors to keep in touch and continue developing theirrace skills over the last few months while we were unable to get out on thewater. Luke put in an impressive performance and we are delighted with hissuccess.” 

Don’tworry if you missed the action, you can still watch it on the RYA YouTubechannel - 

Next on the RYAeSailing calendar is the RYA eSailing Spring Class Championship.  If youwant to find out more about the Class Championship, how you can get eSailing orwant to pick up some eSailing top tips then visit for moreinformation.

The Results:

 Rank Region Club Helm
1st Scotland Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club Alasdair Ireland
2nd South Stokes Bay Sailing Club Mike O'Donovan
3rd East Grafham Water Sailing Club James Curtis
4th Wales Shotwick Lake Sailing Club Kieran Lewis
5th Northern Ireland Newcastle Yacht Club Luke McIlwaine
6th North West Delph Sailing Club Jack Hopkins
7th North East Keilder Water Sailing Club Robbie Langford
8th London & South East Wembley Sailing Club William Macdonald
9th South West Exe Sailing Club Fred Mainwaring
10th Midlands Hykeham Sailing Club Nick Welbourn

Photo credit:  Wavelength Images