NOTICE OF RACE
GOOSE ISLAND REGATTA
July 3rd – 4th, 2021
Notice is hereby given of the 2021 Goose Island
Regatta to be sailed under the burgee of the Lough
Derg Yacht Club, Saturday and Sunday July 3rd-4th. This
will be a sociable event involving Geese and Islands,
organised by the crews of S167, S142 and S144.
Rules: C19 rules apply, especially for picnics and BBQ: BYO!
Registration: none. Show up, rig and be ready to sail at 1130hrs each day; also bring a sense of humour and €10 to enter
Briefing: will be adjacent to the bar on Friday evening, pints in hand at half past; or maybe quarter to. No tricky questions please; and the tide will be ebbing.
Racing: we shall be re-purposing the islands and shoreline this year; expect to be sailing to distant places on the lake where you never before dared to go.
Sustenance: since the fleet are ‘off-shore’ you’ll need to bring your own picnic and refreshments. Sun cream and bathers are recommended.
Courses: will be hailed off Barbarossa, perhaps drawn on a board, and then uploaded to the cloud. Or just follow us.
Eligibility: this event suits fully grown immature adults; we hope to see all the Derg SODs and Squibs out on the water. It’s an opportunity to invite new sailors into your boat if you’re short of crew. Use the WhatsApp groups to recruit please; Shannons to sail 3-up, so please get the word out early.
It is not permitted to use the C word or V word during this event
Competitors who infringe the rules or aren’t nice to their friends will be asked to pivot twice; this replaces doing turns
Protests will be heard over a virtual platform in October at The Wolf Regatta; those involved will be invited to hop on and hop off throughout that weekend until they say sorry and buy a round of drinks. What goes on in the room will stay in the room.
Regatta Dinner: we’re lighting the big club BBQ when we get back to the Club and the bar will be open! You do the cooking; bring your plates, cutlery, meat, salads, etc. Expect an artistic challenge, recitations from ‘Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes’, and other games later.