Since lockdown measures were put into place, RYA Affiliatedclubs have been able to set up and access eSailing with VIP accounts in orderto help engage local racing members. 21 clubsacross Northern Ireland signed up initially; they have been running multipleracing series’ with guidance from RYA over the course of April in order todecide their Club Champion.
The Northern Ireland eSailing Championships shall be held on16th May at 1000, where nominated club champions will compete to benamed NI’s eSailing Spring Champion. This individual will go on to compete against named champions from eachof the other regions and Home Countries across the UK later in the month.
The Championships will be streamed across RYANI’s YouTubeChannel 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 localsailors who have been unable to get afloat during the current lockdownmeasures. We are glad to be able toundertake this event and hope that clubs and local sailors will join in on theaction. 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 ofopportunities being delivered by the RYA to help engage with club members andrecreational boaters during this period of lockdown.