I attach the proposed Agenda for our AGM to take place in the NYC next Saturday 16th November at 15.00 – the same day as our dinner.
I also attach a race schedule for discussion and agreement. I think I have taken on board the comments I received about the schedule. There are a few interesting races and events – the inclusion of the Midnight Race from Liverpool to Douglas IOM on a Friday afternoon with a race from Douglas to Dun Laoghaire on the Sunday morning. This promises to be a great offshore sailing weekend. This race also feeds to the ICRA Nationals hosted by the Royal Irish YC in Dun Laoghaire. You will have plenty of time to amass your “brownie points” and take part in this weekend.
The Conwy race can act as the qualifier for any boats doing the Round Ireland as it will be 100 miles.
There is a new event in Pwllheli / Abersoch on the 1st-3rd August – Welsh IRC Nationals. We are proposing a feeder race to this exciting event. The Royal Dee YC have presented a trophy – “The Tidal Cup” for this race as well as the usual ISORA trophy. I hope we can all have a great weekend in Pwllheli / Abersoch for that event.
Last but not least, the Round Ireland Race is on this year and it is hoped that many ISORA boats will enter and complete this great race. There are some developments relating to the race that I am sure WSC will inform all about in due course.
I hope to see a large turnout at the AGM as it is important to have your views aired. If there is anything you would like to be added to the Agenda, please contact me.
The dinner is booked out and promises to be a super night. The reception will start at 19.00 and dinner will be served at 20.00 sharp. I will try and streamline the speeches and presentations to ensure that we have time to enjoy music in the bar after the dinner.