Tralee Bay Sailing Club is calling all tart’s from Tipperary sailing clubs

Tralee Bay Sailing Club is calling all tart’s from Tipperary sailing clubs to enter their ‘Tiller Tarts’ competition in aid of the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young

sailing-articleThe Tralee Bay Sailing Club are calling all tarts’ from Garrykennedy Sailing Club, Lough Derg Jetski Club, Lough Derg Yacht Club, Boru Dive Unit in County Tipperary to enter into the competition of the year, the ‘Tiller Tarts’. Aimed at all the guys in sailing clubs around the country the Tiller Tarts requires clubs to host their own competition before the winner progresses to the final to be held in the Tralee Bay Sailing Club on Saturday March 27th. It sounds very simple, except for the twist.

The competition is not for the faint hearted as it involves the gentleman participants to don their stockings, garters and dresses while they try to woo the judges with all their charm as they play the part of the lovely lady to win the prize. The ‘ladies’ will be judged on not only their attire but also on their ‘party piece’!

The competition is an annual event in Tralee Bay Sailing Club but following on last year’s success this is the first year the competition has gone nationwide. The event is being held in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) and contenders for the Tiller Tart Crown are required to raise sponsorship money to take part.

CRY is a registered Irish Charity, established in 2002 by parents and relatives who have experienced the effects of sudden and unexplained deaths within their families. CRY is actively engaged in raising much needed funds for the further development of the National Centre for Cardiac Risk in Younger Persons which is based in Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. [the CRYP Centre]. The unit is dedicated to evaluating and screening persons or family members who may be at risk from the condition.

The CRYP Centre at Adelaide and Meath Hospital (AMNCH), Tallaght, screens in excess of 1,500 patients of all ages annually. The innovative new Centre, supported by CRY aims to provide a comprehensive evaluation of those diagnosed with, or at risk from cardiovascular disease. This includes relatives of victims of sudden cardiac death where the cause may be inherited. These families are seen as a priority. All the services of CRY and those at the CRYP Centre are free to patient regardless of a person’s financial circumstances or geographical location.

The call for entries will be launched as part of the Annual Peter Greene Trophy during the club’s autumn Regatta. Peter was 15 years old when he passed away from Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome in 1996. He was a very active member of Tralee Bay Sailing Club and was a very promising young sailor. Due to a lack of information and support for families of victims his parents Michael and Marie founded the charity to raise awareness and provide support and counseling among other things.

Speaking on the launch of the ‘Tiller Tarts competition, the Commodore of Tralee Bay Sailing Club, Mr. Gary Fort said, ‘Michael, Marie and their family have been heavily involved in the club for a number of years now and we have watched how they have grown CRY from the ground up to the outstanding charity it is today. We are delighted to help in any way we can, and the more fun we have along the way the better. As this is such a unique competition in sailing circles we hope every club will get involved at some level.’

For more information on the event or to register your club, please contact Lucia Ebbs, CRY (01) 452 5482 or Email:

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