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12 Teams to Battle it out at First Inter-County Champs

19th June 2011
12 Teams to Battle it out at First Inter-County Champs
12 teams will battle it out in the first Waterways Ireland Inter-Counties Sailing Championship which will take place next Sunday in the Grand Canal Dock in heart of Dublin’s Docklands.

The following is the list of counties, club (where applicable) and the skipper/helm of the teams formally entered to date.

Mayo

Mayo Sailing Club

Justin Cullen & Co

Wicklow

 

Tim Greenwood & Co

Limerick

Foynes Yacht Club

Donal Mc Cormack & Co

Dublin West

Defence Forces

Mick Liddy & Co

Galway

 

Fergal O'Flaherty & Co

Donegal

Lough Swilly Yacht Club

Stephen Doherty & Co

Dublin

National Yacht Club

Adam Winkelmann & Co

Clare

Royal Western Yacht Club

Martin McNamara & Co

Wexford

Wexford Harbour Boat

& Tennis Club

Ben Scallan & Co

Down

Royal Northern Ireland Yacht Club

& Dublin Bay Sailing Club 

John Mc Donald / Ruan O Tiarnaigh & Co

Further entries expected, include a team from Offaly and rumour has it an all girl team led by a prominent female sailor from Dublin.

The organisers are delighted to have the support of the Irish Sailing Association and will use 8 of the Sailfleet J80’s for racing.

 The championship will comprise a series of elimination flights (heats) to take place on Sunday 26th June from 1100hrs – 1500hrs, with the final taking place between 1500 – 1600hrs to decide the first Waterways Ireland Inter-Counties Sailing Champions.

To compliment the sailing event, the Docklands Business community are staging the Docklands Summer Festival, to run on Saturday and Sunday 25/26th June, with all kinds of watersports activities & try it sessions including; windsurfing, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Peddle Boats, Barge Trips, Hire Boat Display, Plurabelle Paddlers Dragon Boat Display, plus markets, street entertainment, more details of which can be seen at www.docklandssummerfestival.com

The sailing event is sponsored by Waterways Ireland, an all island body set up to manage & promote all of Ireland’s waterways. 

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