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Mini Solo Sailor Thomas Dolan Embarks on Transat Season

7th April 2017
Self taught Dolan will race with Breton, Francois Jambou, his sailing school colleague from Concarneau in this first race Self taught Dolan will race with Breton, Francois Jambou, his sailing school colleague from Concarneau in this first race Photo: Facebook

Sole Irish Mini Transat sailor Thomas Dolan of County Meath starts his solo–sailing season tomorrow in a double–handed Lorient Bretagne Sud Mini race. 

Racing will get underway officially on Saturday 8 April at 11am, with the start of the 150 nautical mile (280 km) course. The first race of the season will help the Meath man clock up qualifying miles for the Mini Transat 2017.

Self taught Dolan will race with Breton, Francois Jambou, his sailing school colleague from Concarneau in this first race.

After a busy 2016 season, the Irish offshore sailor's plan is to focus on all the pre-season races in the Atlantic to be ready by October 1st from La Rochelle for the Transat.

Dolan's 2017 season consists of:

  • April- 2 races, one duo, one solo
  • May: one race, a 500 miles solo
  • June: 2 races, one solo, one duo (mini Fastnet)
  • July/ august: Solo transgascogne
  • October: Mini Transat

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