Malahide Slalom This Weekend

Round 5 of the Irish Slalom Series takes place on the Malahide Estuary over the weekend of the 14th/15th September; join them for a fun packed weekend of slalom racing in Co. Dublin! All the details below:

Poster-Slalom-Series-2013-424x600There will be races for Novice, Silver and Gold fleets – newcomers welcome.

Like last year, Malahide Yacht Club have opened their doors and allowed us access to their fantastic facilities at the Broadmeadows. On Saturday night there will be a get together for dinner and drinks at the St. James Terrace clubhouse in Malahide village.

Registration:

We ask everybody to register on-line at www.irishslalom.ie, as this will speed things up on the day. Registration will be open between 9am and 10am on Saturday morning. We are aiming for the first race at 11am. For anybody who registers on the day there will be a €5 surcharge that will go directly to the RNLI. If you want to make this donation please feel free to register on the day.

Racing:

The Malahide estuary should be familiar to many of you but for those of you who haven’t had the opportunity to sail there it is a fantastic windsurfing spot. For racing it offers options in nearly all wind directions with some great flat water blasting to be had. It is also one of the most friendly locations you could ask for being completely enclosed and shallow for much of the way across. For those of you new to racing or indeed giving it a go for the first time you can’t find a better venue.

Location & parking:

We have a couple of parking options for the weekend with the field to the back of the club available to us and also the usual parking on the grass along the shore front.

Light wind options:

We will have access to a number of Kona One design boards and rigs to try some fun match racing if there any lulls in the wind.

Meal on Saturday Night:

There will be a meal on the Saturday night in the Malahide Yacht club house in Malahide village. The price of the meal is €15. You can pay at registration on Friday evening or Saturday morning.

Accommodation:

Malahide has lots of options with a couple of hotels and numerous B&Bs. Here are some of the available options:

Island View Hotel

+353 (01) 845 0099, http://www.islandviewhotel.ie/islv/

Evergreen Malahide B&B

01 8460185, http://www.evergreenmalahide.com/

Malahide House B&B

01 8838089, http://www.malahidehouse.ie/

More Information

If you have any questions, you can email shop@surfdock.ie or call us on 01-6683945.

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