2k Team Race Event for Howth Yacht Club

The Howth 2K keelboat team racing event will take place in Howth on 1st and 2nd June (with a practice session on 31st May). The event will be sailed in J80s and its a great weekends training in close-quarter tactics, boat handling and rules knowledge for those who are off to the ICRAs. Expressions of interest... View Article

The Howth 2K keelboat team racing event will take place in Howth on 1st and 2nd June (with a practice session on 31st May). The event will be sailed in J80s and its a great weekends training in close-quarter tactics, boat handling and rules knowledge for those who are off to the ICRAs.

Expressions of interest have been received from several teams, including the leading Dutch 2k team, the current Irish Match Racing Champion and from leading team racers. A Notice of Race is attached below and ready for download.

2k is an exciting discipline in which two teams of 2 boats jockey for position to control boats from the other team. The outcome of the race is rarely settled until the last boat finishes – the team with boat finishing last loses. This is a recognised and developing branch of the sport with racing in the UK, the Netherlands, Monaco and Italy, plus new venues planned for later this year. The advantage for competitors is that they have no need to own let aloe transport a boat to an event. Fortunately, most venues are accessible via low-cost flight, making this the most economic form of international competition.

Entry for this event is restricted to eight teams. To secure an invitation, and for further details, please contact the Irish Team Racing Association at irishteamracing@gmail.com.

Entries must be confirmed before 1st May.