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50 boats expected at the Irish Laser SB3 Nationals next week

Friday September 11th 2009, Author: Sarah Byrne, Location: United Kingdom
The Irish Laser SB3 National Championship will be held in the Royal Cork Yacht Club over 18-20 September. A competitive fleet is expected with more than 50 boats from clubs all over Ireland. Racing will take place off Roches Point where plenty of excitement can be expected among the fleet.

Among the main contenders will be Ben Duncan and crew from HYC, and a strong contingent from Northern Ireland including Gareth Flannigan sailing McCreedy sailboats and Peter Kennedy/Dave Cheyne. Local Sailors Ronan and Killian Collins will be in the hunt sailing in their home waters and a strong showing can also be expected from Sean Craig and crew from the Dun Laoghaire.

Sponsored by LaserPerformance and the Matthews Centre competition at the top of the fleet will be intense with the added bonus of a new Jib for first overall courtesy of LaserPerformance and excellent prizes sponsored by the Matthews Centre.

The social side will also be busy with the National 18 Class Championship taking place the same weekend. A beer bash followed by a class dinner in conjunction with the National 18 class will take place on Saturday Night and is sure to keep going into the early hours.

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