Billed as the biggest one-design keelboat regatta ever held here, entries are still being taken and some of the latest additions represent Ireland’s best hope of success.
Just in is Olympic Star helmsman Peter O’Leary who has teamed up with Beijing team mate Tim Goodbody. Double Olympic race winner Ger Owens is also sailing.
The trio top off a 58-boat Irish fleet that is taking on an established UK fleet of identical size. The balance of the fleet is made up of entries from as far a field as Australia, United Arab Emirates and the Ukraine.