Irish East Coast Sigma 33 Association
NOTICE BOARDLast updated: 23/09/2017

Why Sail a Sigma 33?

In the last race of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire series 2017 we finished third, I knew it is third as I could count the boats in front of me. We sail a Sigma 33 which is a strict one design keelboat so you can clearly see the results of a good or bad performance on the water. The merits of Sigma 33 are well documented.
We enjoyed the series and competitive racing that was provided in a good fleet of 19 boats. On the way home I wondered why others enjoyed sailing Sigma 33 so I asked them. Their replies were as follows:

Philip Lovegrove “Rupert”
“The Sigma 33 provides a great value option for good one-design and handicap racing as well as being a safe and comfortable cruising boat. She rates very competitively on IRC and there is a succession of top quality one-design events coming up in Dun Laoghaire but we have also cruised very happily to Scotland, Wales, England and the south coast of Ireland.”

David O Flynn “ Moonshine”
“I started sailing with Pierce Butler and Ronnie Moloney in 1990 in Pierce’s Impala. We had great fun with her in Cruiser’s 2, regularly racing against the late John Marks in his Sigma 33. Pierce sold the Impala, and bought “Moonshine” a Sigma 33. A few years later Pierce sold the boat to Ronnie and I, but luckily, he continued sailing with us for many years.
My main motivation in buying the boat was that I loved sailing and I really loved the boat. She has beautiful lines and looks fantastic in the water. She also behaves well, being much more stable than the Impala in heavy weather, and yet good in lighter airs too. She’s also really solid. A proper Yacht.
Anyone who enjoys competitive Corinthian sailing, without having to write enormous cheques, would do a lot worse than buy a Sigma 33. There’s the added benefit of easy-to-manage family cruising, comfort and a bit of style. However, the best part is the craic.”
The one common thread is we are all enjoying the Sigma 33 and having fun.

Paddy Maguire
Class Captain
Irish East Coast Sigma 33




Follow the link below for another interesting article by Tom McSweeney on the Sigma 33. If you want to know more you'll be very welcome at our Sigma 33 Open Morning (details below)

http://afloat.ie/blogs/tom-macsweeney/item/37160-what-the-sigma-33-means-to-me





Interested in Sailing or Buying a Sigma 33 ?
 
Experience a sail at our Open Morning,Sunday 24th September 2017 at Royal St. George Yacht Club, 0930-1300.
Followed by finger food in the Club afterwards

More Details call Paddy Maguire 087 2361916 or e- mail paddy@maguireacc.ie




Sigma 33s at Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017
Click on the link below to see Afloat Magazine article on the Sigma 33 Irish National Chanpionships which were held during the Dun Laoghaire Regatta 2017

http://afloat.ie/sail/sailing-classes/sigma-33/item/36739-19-boat-sigma-33-class-was-biggest-one-design-keelboat-fleet-at-dun-laoghaire-regatta


The results for the Championship can be accessed via the link below.

http://www.dlregatta.org/results/2017/17_S33_os.html