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Arklow celebrate 40 with inaugural turbine race

2nd March 2009

Arklow SC is to stage a challenging 34 nautical mile circumnavigation of the Arklow Bank Wind Farm this summer on May 31st. The inaugural race coincides with the Arklow club's 40th birthday celebrations. It is estimated it will take about 6 hours to complete the race that is held in waters that feature strong tidal flows.

Arklow S.C. is located on the east coast of Ireland and invite entries from other clubs around Ireland and outside of Ireland. All are welcome to participate in this yacht race.

METMASTS.IE is the meteorological services division of Shamrock Communications Limited. The company was established in 1981 and is Irelands leading supplier of Masts, Towers, Wind Measuring Equipment and accessories.

Michael Martyn, Managing Director said ”we are proud to be associated with this Wind Powered Sports event and we look forward to working with the Arklow Sailing Club to promote the race profile in the Irish Sailing calendar for many years to come.

Paul Barrett, Commodore Arklow Sailing Club. Paul said “we are very pleased to welcome Metmasts.ie on board as sponsors of the Turbines Yacht Race, and greatly appreciate their enthusiastic long term approach to this robust racing endeavour. I believe that yachts passing the very first starting gun will be sailing into history.”

For more information on this event, or to download an application to the race, click here.

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