About

Dates – 19-24 th July 2015

o Opening ceremony: evening of the 19th July 2015

o Medal ceremony: evening of the 24th July 2015

Venue – Rutland Sailing Club – Midlands England, GBR

Boats – Fireflies

o Highly manoeuvrable

o Fantastic boats to tack and gybe and are simple to sail (many people comment that they feel like a Laser to sail but with a deeper cockpit and a crew!).

o All up crew weight is ideally between 110kg to 160 kg in fleet racing

o We are happy to share ALL our Firefly racing tips and techniques -and this comes from past national Champions – helms and crews.

Teams competing in Fireflies at the British Schools Team Racing Championships 2014.

Entry Categories

Full details are in the Notice of Race. In summary:

o ISAF Open Championship

o ISAF Youth Championship (under 19 on 31st December 2015)

o There will also be a Sponsor Award for the Best Placed Start Up Nation

o The format will allow combined racing across the divisions; so a youth team could also win the Open division

o Teams to be required to have at least one female member – most UK teams have more and a female helm has won the Open Competition before (NZ team)

Coaching

o Extensive support to Start Up Nations

Logistics

o Number of different accommodation and food packages to suit all budgets

o A variety of budget accommodation options including camping next to the club in loaned tents

o Low cost accommodation available at Oakham School at £35 per person per night

o Fantastic local hotels and restaurants for those not operating on a tight budget

Costs

o Entry fee £1200

o Damage deposit of £500

Communication

o rutlandteamracing@gmail.com

o The event website. The event is, of course, also on the ISAF website

o Please send the best contact details for clubs, classes and individuals that would like to be kept informed

o Please send additional details for good contacts in your country and in other countries

o To quote Alfredo Ricci – Chairman of the ISAF Team Racing Sub- committee: ‘We want to know who is the ‘Team Racing Ambassador’ in your country’

o By keeping in touch with us directly, we can ensure you are aware of any new information as quickly as possible

o Important announcements will share all appropriate media options

Organising Committee – their background and motivation

All of the Organising Committee have enjoyed team racing and are passionate about the benefits and pure enjoyment of the sport. All have gained a huge amount from the sport and are excited about being able to give something back.

What to do now

o Express interest to us by email

o Request support now- depending on your needs

o Contact your MNA to register your interest

o Plan selection and training activities