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POSTPONED: Munster Offshore Championships @ Courtmacsherry 2020
22 March 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Due to the ongoing emerging situation with regard to COVID19 and in the interest of public safety, we have made the decision to POSTPONE the Munster Offshore Championships @ Courtmacsherry to a date, yet to be specified, later in the year. We would like to thank everybody who had committed to attending next weekend, and trust that you understand the reasons for this decision. We will publish a new date once the outlook in relation to the COVID19 crisis is clearer.
The following race categories will be available at the regatta:
1X – Open Women
1X – Open Men
2X – Open Women
2X – Open Men
2X – Open Mixed
4X+ – Open Women
4X+ – Open Men
Capable rowers who have reached the age of 16 on Jan 1st 2020 can enter any open
race category. Club captains should ensure that rowers are capable of handling the
prevailing conditions on the day before allowing a boat to launch
4X+ – Under 16 Boys
4X+ – Under 16 Girls
Capable rowers can enter the Under 16 categories if they are under the age of 16 as at Jan 1st 2020. In the Under 16 categories the Coxswain must be 18 years of age or older and capable of managing an underage crew in the prevailing conditions. Club captains should ensure that rowers and coxswain are capable of handling the prevailing conditions on the day before allowing a boat to launch.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st place in each Open category and for the 1st, 2nd & 3nd places in the underage categories subject to there being a minimum of 3 entries in each category.
Course & Race Distance:
The Open Categories will be run over a 4k course. Operating to FISA racing rules the start point will be just off the beach in Courtmacsherry adjacent to Courtmacsherry Rowing Club.
Depending on the weather we will use one of the following courses:
Course A: Will be used if weather conditions are poor and will involve a 4k course
around the inner harbour in Courtmacsherry.
Course B: Will be used if weather conditions are good and will involve a 4k course that
will head out into the outer Courtmacsherry bay.
Full details of the course together with GPS coordinates of the marks will be published in the week prior to the event.
The underage categories will be run over a shorter course – depending on entries this could take the form of a straight 1k head to head race off, in a round robbin format. A club captains
meeting will be held, on the morning of the event, with all entered clubs to agree the best format to use for the underage races.
To enter email your details to: email@example.com giving the following details for each crew (one email per club please):
Date of Birth(s):
Category being entered
Closing date for entries is Sunday 15th March at midnight.
The entry fee is Euro 10 per seat (€10 for a single, €20 for a double & €50 for a quad). The entry fee will be collected on the day of the regatta prior to the start of the first race. Please bring exact change or pay by cheque made payable to Courtmacsherry Rowing Club.
Boat Unloading & Parking:
Boats will be unloaded in the carpark adjacent to Courtmacsherry Rowing Club. Tyres
will be provided to allow you to rest your boat safely on the beach prior to launch.
Parking will be in carpark adjacent to Courtmacsherry Rowing Club and in the available
parking space along the street in Courtmacsherry.
Food, Changing facilities and Toilets:
Tea & coffee will be available at Courtmacsherry Rowing Club during the event.
For other food requirements we recommend you attend any of the following food outlets
in the village
Seven Heads Bar at Courtmacsherry Hotel – Pub grub menu
The Golden Pheasant Cafe – Full cafe menu
Travarra Lodge Café – Full café menu.
The Lifeboat Inn – Full menu
Temporary toilet facilities will be available at Courtmacsherry Rowing Club for the
duration of the event.
There will be basic changing facilities at Courtmacsherry Rowing Club, however please
note that there are no shower facilities at the club.
For further information in relation to this event please contact:
Courtmacsherry Rowing Club at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you to Courtmacsherry for this Offshore Regatta.