This Thursday, Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) Sailing team, led by 29er dinghy ace Harry Durcan of Crosshaven on the helm and captain Grattan Roberts, will be competing in the Port of Los Angeles Harbour Cup Invitational Regatta, hosted by Los Angeles Yacht Club (LAYC) and Cal Maritime Sailing.
The regatta uses the identically matched fleet of Catalina 37s provided by the Long Beach sailing Foundational, these boats are used in the prestigious Congressional Cup.
They will be racing against the top five west and top four east coast American Universities that include the Naval and Coast guard academies over the course of a competitive 3-day event.
Training has been taking place on 1720s the past few weeks. After placing sixth last year including a few race victories and four returning crew members, they are really looking forward to returning to Los Angeles to have another shot at a great event and try again for a podium finish.
CIT Regatta team
Helm-Harry Durcan RCYC/BSC -1st year
Tactician-Ronan Cournane KYC -1st year
Main-trim-Scott O’ Sullivan KYC -2nd year
Trim 1-Grattan Roberts RCYC -2nd year
Pit-Anna Carthy BSC -3rd year
Pit assist-Morgan McKnight FMOEC 1st year
Float-Georgia Keating RCYC 1st year
Mast-Jack Stoat CSC -1st year
Bow-Mark Murphy, SHSC -1st year
Coach -Adam Hyland