Northern Ireland sailor ready for RYA eSailing Spring Championships

27 May 20

Since the RYA announced the launch of the RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship at the start of April this year, thousands of club sailors have been taking their tactics and strategies onto the virtual waters in an attempt to represent their club in the national final.

Gettingthrough to the final not only means beating your fellow club members in a clubchampionship, but it also means beating other local club champions within yourRYA Region, which is no easy feat.

NewcastleYacht Club sailor Luke McIlwaine showed his eSailing skills with 2 bullets andwas crowned NI eSailing champion.

RS400and Laser sailor Luke now goes on to compete in the RYA eSailing SpringChampionships. 10 competitors from around the UK will compete on Saturday 30thMay to find out who will be the overall eSailing Spring Champion.


Photo: Luke racing before lockdown.  Photo credit: Wavelength images

“Duringlockdown eSailing was an opportunity for sailors (and non-sailors) to keep somesort of connection with their sport.  Ithas been very popular and I think having these championships is a great way tobring our clubs together and keep members involved with the sport”, commentedLisa McCaffrey, RYANI Active Clubs Coordinator  

Thefinal will air live on Yachts & Yachting Online – at 10.00am onSaturday 30 May with live commentary from Mark Jardine from Y&Y Onlinealongside a member of the British Sailing Team. Tune in and cheer on yourregional champion.

Thanks to Musto whoare kindly supplying prizes for all the regional and Home Country winners plusthe main prize for the overall winner of the RYA eSailing Spring ClubChampionship.

Goodluck Luke.