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#sb20 – A solid breeze of 12 to 15 knots made up for the overcast and somewhat unseasonal chill in the air. Seven SB20s made the start line for the Royal Irish Regatta and were treated to two races on a windward leeward course, each consisting of 3 rounds.

A slight pin end bias became exaggerated during the starting sequence for race 1 with the majority of the fleet towards the pin for the off. Manamana (Graeme Grant, Ronan Downing, Joseph Murphy) lead off the line closely followed by Timber (helmed by Alan McNabb with Marty Cuppage in the middle) and Venuesworld (helmed by Ger Dempsey with his nephew Rory onboard) carrying on on starboard tack. Sacrebleu and Probably lead the rest of the fleet out right on the lifted tack. Manamana tacked off into the middle of the course to cover the split but found less breeze. Timber had a healthy lead by the weather mark with Manamana, Probably and Venuesworld scrapping it out for second and rounding together. With the wind out of the North East and the waves out of the east, the starboard gybe was on a plane. Less wind at the leeward mark made finding an accurate gybe angle next to impossible. Timber lead to the leeward mark followed by Manamana with Venuesworld in hot pursuit. Timber carried on on port tack on what appeared to be a small left shift with Manamana learning their lesson from the first beat and heading out left for more breeze. Manamana and Venuesworld fought it out for the lead at the next weather mark with Manamana stealing the lead by barely eeking around the weather mark and forcing Venuesworld to dip their stern. Positions remained unchanged for the first two with Bad Kilcullen (Gerry Dowling, Dave Barry, Jimmy Dowling) storming through the pack to take third.

After some quick repairs on Sacrebleu (it is never ideal to have to take your main sail down) the fleet got away off another pin end biased line. After a pile up at the pin, Manamana lead Bad Kilcullen out to the left side of the course with much cross tacking and dipping in their wake. With a solid 15 plus knots of breeze for the second race the entire fleet enjoyed the downwind legs planing and playing dodgems with the other classes on our course. In a less eventful race at the front of the fleet, Manamana lead Bad Kilcullen to the finish with Venuesworld taking third which is the order the top 3 finished for the regatta.

Despite the inclement weather, a large turnout remained at the club for refreshments and to cheer on the winners. The SB20 fleet winners where honoured to accept the Baker Cup.

Full RIYC regatta results

Published in SB20

#riyc – It may have been grey and overcast but there was plenty of breeze for the Top Secuity sponsored Royal Irish Yacht Club regatta today, the first of Dublin Bay's waterfront regattas of the season.

Keelboat classes trialled new race courses that have been designed for next month's ICRA Championships at the same venue.

The RIYC regatta also started the ten race Royal Alfred Superleague.

The results for all 20 competing keelboat and dinghy classes are below, downloadable as jpeg files.

 

 

Published in Dublin Bay

#riyc – This Saturday, the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) hosts the first of the 2014 season waterfront club regattas with a two race schedule for keelboats, one designs and dinghies.

Keelboats classes will have an opportunity to practice on the newly designed ICRA Championship courses for next month's 100 plus cruiser national championships.

With an 11:25 warning signal for the first race and a second race to be completed back to back it'll be a packed day for sailors!

There is a comprehensive social programme for sailors, non-sailors and especially juniors including a creche for 1 year olds and up, an Irish National Sailing School Pirates Adventure Day for older kids and RS Fevas are very welcome in the PY fleet.

Juniors are also very welcome in the Laser fleets!

Published in Dublin Bay

#cruiserracing – The current entry of 98 boats for the ICRA National Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) (sorted by club below) reveals a wide distribution of entries from all over the Irish coastline and beyond. Although some areas are weaker than others (none from Kinsale for example), there are very few ports with no representation.

As forecast, the championships, a highlight of the sailing season, looks set to break the record of 125 entries previously set in Howth. Encouragingly, the entry a month ago stood at 42 but by April 30th  it had increased to 72 IRC cruiser and 17 white sails. Today it has risen by another nine boats for the June 13 event.

In a show of strength from Royal Irish hosts 35 club boats are entered, a third of the total entry so far.

Next biggest is Howth Yacht Club with 18 entries, RIYC neighbours, RSt.GYC have 11 and the National Yacht Club has seven.

There are some long distance travellers from Sligo and Foynes on the west coast and also visitors from Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club in Wales and the Clyde in Scotland.

In a further update to the list issued by ICRA this morning, another Welsh entry Converting Machine from Pwllheli has just entered leaving the event one boat away from the magic 100 mark

Yesterday, the cruiser racer body dropped plans to create a new handicap division at the bottom end of class 1 and the top of class 2 for its IRC national championships. It has also introduced a new means of policing its pro rule.

See full entry list to date below:

Sail NoBoatType of BoatDivisionOwnerClub
IRL1281 Aquelina J-122 0 Sheila Tyrrell/James Tyrrell Arklow SC
IRL1309 Syledis in blue Beneteau oceanis clipper 323 LK 6 John & Brenda Hayes Bray SC
IRL2860 Pure Magic Feeling 286 Special 6 Steve Hayes Bray SC
GBR8148 Squawk Sigma 33 3 Paul Prentice BYC/RUYC
EI1906 ZURI Hanse 37 1 Declan Murphy Carlingford SC
IRL1357 Humdinger Sunfast 37 5 Michael Mc Cabe Carlingford SC
GBR9047R Mojito J109 1 Peter Dunlop CHPSC
GBR8038R Roxstar XP 38i 0 Findlay and Anderson Clyde CC
IRL3214 Sublime Elan 320 2 Aine Stafford Courtown SC
IRL1188 Utopia X 3/4 Ton 2 John B Healy DL Marina
IRL4536 Elandra Sigma 33 3 Mick Flynn DL Marina
8245N Asterix Hunter Sonata 4 Boushel,Coonihan,Meredith DL Marina
IRL1333 White Lotus Elan 333 5 Paul Tully DL Marina
IRL966 More Mischief Beneteau First 310 6 Eamonn Doyle & Peter O'Toole DL Marina
GBR4041R First Forty licks First 40 0 Jay Colville East Down YC
IRL3492 Big Deal Dehler 34 2 Derek Dillon Foynes YC
IRL7386 Lynx Reflex 38 0 Martin Breen GBSC
IRL2525 Tribal Corby 25 2 liam Burke GBSC
IRL25007 Smile Corby 25 2 Rob Allen GBSC
IRL9852 Crazy Horse Mills 36 0 Norbert Reilly HYC
IRL3470 Flashback First 34.7 1 Breen/Hogg HYC
IRL5522 The Big Picture Mg30 2 Richard and Michael Evans HYC
IRL8094 King One Half Tonner 2 David Cullen HYC
IRL2552 Fusion Corby 25 2 Colwell & Cobbe HYC
IRL2507 Impetuous Corby 25 2 Noonan/Chambers HYC
IRL988 DUX X-302 2 Anthony Gore-Grimes HYC
IRL1103 Solgari Viking X-302 2 K.Darmody/ M.Patterson HYC
IRL8188 Alliance II Laser 28 3 Vincent Gaffney HYC
ITA10767 Don Giovanni Ceccarelli 3 Cillian Macken HYC
IRL191 Jebus J24 3 Emmet Dalton HYC
IRL680 Euro Car Parks Kilcullen J24 3 HYC U25 Team HYC
IRL6556 Challenger Challenger Europe 4 Paul Rossiter HYC
IRL3339 Indulgence Elan 333 5 David Sargent HYC
IRL3400 Brazen Hussy Dufour 34 5 J Barry/M Stirling HYC
IRL100 Demelza Club Shamrock 6 Windsor Laudan / Steffi Ennis HYC
IRL1141 Storm J109 1 Pat Kelly HYC/Rush SC
IRL7495 Maximus X-302 2 Paddy Kyne HYC/WHSC
IRL8478 Warrior Beneteau 34.7 5 Dave Shanahan ISA-DBSC
GBR8747T Movistar Bleu Elan 333 2 Raymond Killops Killyleagh YC
IRL4384 Django J24 3 MacNamara/Carey/Whelan Lough Ree YC
IRL4007 Tsunami First 40.7 0 Vincent Farrell NYC
IRL7778 Gringo A 35 1 Tony Fox NYC
IRL1383 Ruth J109 1 Liam Shanahan NYC
IRL29213 Something Else J109 1 John Hall NYC
GBR8609R Jetstream J109 1 John Collins NYC
IRL8750 Jester J 80 2 Declan Curtin NYC
IRL5795 Black Sheep Mustang 30 3 Eoin Healy NYC
IRL9609 Jelly Baby J109 1 Ian Nagle RCYC
IRL2506 Alpaca3 Corby 25 2 Paul & Deirdre Tingle RCYC
IRL999999 Nathan Kirwan Trust 1/4 ton 3 George Kenefick RCYC
IRL1974 Soufriere Spirit 0 Stephen O'Flaherty RIYC
IRL4208 WOW Farr 42 0 George Sisk RIYC
IRL1644 Lively Lady First 44.7 0 Derek Martin RIYC
IRL5718 Loose Change IMX 40 0 Maurice Mitton / Peter Redden RIYC
IRL3307 Rockabill V Corby 33 1 Paul O'Higgins RIYC
IRL3709 Axiom X 37 1 Michael O'Neill RIYC
IRL811 Raptor Mills 30CR 1 Denis Hewitt & Others RIYC
IRL8088 Jedi J109 1 Treanor/Sarratt/McGuiness RIYC
IRL1206 Joker II J109 1 John Maybury RIYC
GBR8933R Bon Exemple XP 33 1 Philip Byrne RIYC
IRL1129 Jump The Gun J109 1 Michael Monaghan & John M Kelly RIYC
IRL9898 Indecision J109 1 Declan Hayes RIYC
IRL7991 Jigamaree J109 1 Ronan Harris RIYC
GBR2620L Fox in Sox X 34 1 Andrew Jones RIYC
IRL3471 Black Velvet First 34.7 1 Parnell Family RIYC
IRL3438 Albireo Swan 371 2 David A Simpson RIYC
IRL6909 Extreme Reality Beneteau 31.7 2 P McSwiney E O Rafferty RIYC
FRA079 Graduate J 80 2 Dominic O Keeffe RIYC
IRL993 Prima Nocte Beneteau 31.7 2 Patrick Burke/Deirdre Kennedy RIYC
GBR5507T Peridot Mustang 30 3 Jim McCann RIYC
IRL508 Quest 1/4 ton 3 Cunningham & Skerritt RIYC
IRL4633 White Mischief Sigma 33 3 Timothy Goodbody RIYC
I8709 Cri-Cri Quarter Tonner 3 Paul Colton RIYC
FRA9186 Cartoon Quarter Tonner 3 Ken Lawless, Joe Brady, Sybil McCormack RIYC
IRL851 Taiscealai Club Shamrock 3 Brian Richardson RIYC
IRL7500 Supernova Quarter Tonner 3 Joe Timbs, Jacqueline McStay, Jim Monaghan, Joe Costello RIYC
IRL1208 Capilano Beneteau First 211 4 Seamus Storan RIYC
307 Wynward Beneteau First 4 Wyn McCormack RIYC
IRL246 Saki Nicholson 31 4 Paget McCormack, Ben and Michael Ryan RIYC
IRL607 Effex II First 35 5 Mr Frank Friel RIYC
IRL1166 Edenpark jeanneau sun odyssey 6 Liam farmer RIYC
IRL1217 The Great Escape Bavaria 33 6 Pat Rigney RIYC
IRL1502 Vespucci Dehler 31 6 Sean & Kristina O'Regan RIYC
IRL3506 Just Jasmin Bavaria Match 35 5 Philip Smith RIYC/DMYC
IRL1367 Boomerang First 36.7 1 Paul Kirwan RStGYC
IRL1310 After You Too Beneteau 31.7 2 Michael Blaney RStGYC
IRL8223 Kamikaze Sunfast 32 2 Peter Nash RStGYC
IRL7284 Red Rhum Dehler DB1 2 Jonathan and Chris Nicholson RStGYC
GBR66R Checkmate XV Humphreys Half Tonner 2 Nigel Biggs RStGYC
IRL521 Bendemeer Beneteau First 325 2 Lindsay Casey and Denis Power RStGYC
IRL34218 Lady Rowena Sadler 34 3 David Bolger RStGYC
IRL4794 Hard on Port J24 3 Flor O'Driscoll RStGYC
IRL37747 Windshift Sunfast 37 5 Coghlan/Gillen/Keogh RStGYC
IRL5687 To Infinity and Beyond Dehler 37 CR 5 Kieran Crowley RStGYC
IRL5643 Calypso Beneteau Oceanis 361 6 Howard Knott RStGYC
IRL3805 Tully Too Bavaria 38 5 Declan Higgins Skerries SC
IRL4533 Crazy Horse J24 3 Martin O'Reilly Sligo SC
IRL4170 SLACK ALICE GK Westerly 34 2 Shane Statham & Trudi O'Leary WHSC
Published in ICRA

#cruiserracing – With a month to go, the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) is to implement an amendment to its professional sailor rule for its Teng Tools sponsored national championships on Dublin Bay. As David O'Brien in the Irish Times Sailing column noted last week it follows ambiguity over the regulation at its 2013 championships in Fenit, County Kerry.

With 92 entries and up to 750 crews already slated, the Royal Irish hosted three day regatta looks set to break all records for the biggest cruiser–racer event of the season.

ICRA is to maintain its position of only one professional per boat in divisions zero and one but will attempt to distinguish between those professionals taking part in racing as a 'pastime' rather than as part of their 'business'. The common sense move to deal with the 'pro–trap' rule takes the form of a written declaration from any sailor so affected before the regatta sets sail on June 13.

Published in ICRA

#riyc – It's that time of year again when the Dun Laoghaire waterfront club regattas begin and In a change to the usual running order, the Top Security Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) Regatta is scheduled for Saturday 24th May next. See regatta poster and entry form available to download below. That's Saturday fortnight so it's time to get yourself organised! This year, the regatta provides real value for money with two races using the ICRA Championship courses. There are courses for DBSC blue fleet keelboats, DBSC Red Fleet one design boats, SB20s, 1720 Ensign Class and for the DBSC Dinghy classes. In an addition this year, we are also having a start for the RS Class and Moths! If you would like to enter the Regatta please do so online now. Anybody interested in racing on the day will be happily accommodated on other Members' boats.

The theme is a Regatta for Everyone. Pop in with your friends for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Barbecue or join in the fun at our 20 Something's evening event in the Wet Bar. Your friends and family are more than welcome to join in the fun. There will also be a delicious dinner served in the Dining Room. If you would like to book in for any of the social events please contact [email protected] You can see menus and our social programme here.

We also have a crèche kindly operated by Cocoon Killiney in the RIYC library for children of 1 and up. There is a Sailing Adventure day run by the Irish National Sailing School for 4 year olds and up, at a cost of €30.00. 

Highlights of the Regatta include:

 Two races for all fleets with an early start.

 New ICRA championship courses for the Cruiser fleet.

 Adventure Day and a Crèche for the kids.

 Delicious Barbecue

 Pre ordered packed lunches

 Ladies Lunch

 Live Music

 Children's Entertainment

 Barbecues

 Dinner

 20 Something's Night

Published in Dublin Bay

#lasermasters – Defending Champion Thomas Chaix will be back on Dublin Bay to defend his 2014 Irish Laser Masters Championships along with other confirmed entries from Howth, Malahide, Cork and Ballyholme. The local Bay fleet aims to muster a strong contingent too so it's shaping up to be great event, according to organiser Paul Keane.

Racing will able available in standard, radial and 4.7 rigs. Sailors must be over 35 on the first day of the event.

The event is hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) on the 31st May and the 1st June.

Live fleet tracking is promised and Saturday's après race BBQ is included in the entry fee for the LogMeIn–sponsored event. More details can be found here.

According to the International Laser class, Masters racing is broken into four age divisions: Apprentice (35-44 years old), Master (45-54 years old), Grand Master (55-64 years old) and Great Grand Master (65+). At the highly competitive but very fun World Championships racing against competitors is only in one age division but elsewhere racing can be an all in affair.

 

Published in Laser

#commodorescup – Royal Irish pair Michael Boyd and Niall Dowling from Dun Laoghaire have won the final "championship" weekend of the Warsash Spring Series in Hamble in Tarka with a 1,2,1,3,1,1 scoreline beating their rival Jim McGregor's "Premier Flair" who scored 2,1,2,1,3,2.

In addition, "Tarka" finished second overall in the overall Warsash Spring Sunday Series, scoring 5,7,1,1,11,13,1,1 behind Peter Morton's "Salvo" who scored 1,1,2,2,1,6,2,3.

Maurice O'Connell reports:-

It was a tough weekend with 20 - 25 knots blowing over four long races on Saturday (+rain!) and then two slightly shorter races on Sunday. Dock time was 0800 Sat and we didn't get ashore until after 5pm - a very long day with lot's a battered and bruised bodies.

Sunday was sunny and not quite as breezy and after two lovely starts, we sailed well to claim both races - still plenty of room for improvement though!

It was our final weekend together before we take delivery of "Quokka" at the end of May so it was important for us to sail well and sign off on a high - which, thankfully, we did.

Our focus now turns to the much tougher challenge ahead, namely two RORC races, UK IRC's Round The Island Race, Cork Week and the Commodore's Cup itself.

Published in Commodores Cup

#cruiserracing – Arrangements are being finalised to provide top class racing on the water to decide National Champions in all divisions at this year's ICRA Nationals that take place at a prime time in the season from 13th to 15th June in the Royal Irish Yacht Club. This, say organisers, will be the major cruiser racing event on the east coast for 2014 and already there is a push on to break the record of 125 entries for the championships.

There is currently a fine high calibre fleet of 42 boats already entered from all around the country and across the Irish Sea.

Also with the emphasis by ICRA to look at new divisional break-points in an effort to provide great racing for all, Divisions 1 & 2, Divisions 2 & 3 and Divisions 3 & 4 might be looking a bit different!

Racing will be under Endorsed IRC and Progressive ECHO. There will be a Club Team trophy and new trophy for boat with best aggregate score in Irish IRC's and Welsh IRC's.

In Division 0, Jump Juice is making a welcome return to challenge Crazy Horse and WOW with Tsunami also in the mix. Still awaiting Scottish First 40's to enter together with the challengers from Wales! With Antix away with other Commodores' Cup boats, it leaves the division ready to crown a new champion.

As is, Division 1 has a really exciting line up developing with Paul O Higgins Rockabill taking on a clutch of 7 J109's including previous Champion Pat Kelly's Storm, Liam Shanahan's Ruth, John Hall's Something Else, John Maybury's Joker II, visitor Peter Dunlop's Mojito, Stephen Tudor's ISORA Champion Sgrech, Rob O'Connell's A35 Fool's Gold and the crewed-up Fox & Sox with yet more challengers to enter.

Division 2 is also building nicely with Nigel Bigg's Checkmate lining up against the Corby 25's Smile Rob Allen and Noonan Chambers Impetuous and well-travelled Shane Strathan and Trudy O'Leary's Slack Alice. Adding to all these the hot half Tonners King One, The Big Picture and visitor Movie Star Blue. 

Division 3 will see the Quarter Tonners Cri-Cri Paul Colton and Supernova of Timbs, Monaghan, Costello and McStay form the basis of what no doubt will also be a very competitive fleet. Also into this will be Cartoon, Quest, Sigma 33 White Mischief, J24's Jebus and Euro Carparks.

Division 4 will also be competitive with local boats of Asterix, Gung Ho & Taiscealai, UpD8 and Saki to the fore.

For Non Spinnaker Boats,The Corinthian Cup provides trophies and prizes in both IRC and ECHO and should see a good fleet taking part. Leading contenders Dave Shanahan's Warrior, Howard Knotts Calypso, Steve Hayes Pure Magic, Sean O'Regan's Vespucci and Philip Smith's Just Jasmin (DBSC's Spring Chicken winner) are among the early entries.



This year's ICRA Nationals are building momentum and looks forward to building on the success of superb previous events worthy of a true National Championship and to celebrate producing top-class National Champions!

 The 25% discount entry date is 14th April so get your entries in now.

Published in ICRA

#yachtclubs – A new Dun Laoghaire-based political party, People United in Republican Endeavour (PURE), has launched its campaign for the forthcoming Local Government Elections with demands for changes in the style and names of the leading yacht clubs, both in Dun Laoghaire and throughout Ireland reports W M Nixon.

Introducing a Policy Document on behalf of PURE, the new party's spokesman Mr Hugh Mannity stated: "It makes me suffer to see these unfortunate people, the members of the Dun Laoghaire waterfront yacht clubs, being forced into aping the airs and graces of their former colonial oppressors".

 "Despite the imminence of a State Visit to the Queen of England by the President of Ireland, we who are PURE demand that all vestiges of former royal dominance and patronage be removed entirely from every organisation, building and boat in Ireland".

However, Mr Mannity insisted that the changeover would be effected with a minimum of expense. "We know that perhaps the most costly aspect of this fresh new initiative will be in the changing of signs, letterheads and so forth," he said. "In the case of yachts, there would be additional expense in changing the lettering on the hulls denoting the club to which the owner belongs."

The Research Department in PURE has been burning the midnight oil, Mr Mannity claimed, in order to minimise expense, or indeed make it unnecessary altogether. "Thanks to our far-seeing think tank," he said, "the initials for the Royal Irish Yacht Club will stay exactly the same, only now it will be known as the Republic of Ireland Yacht Club".

"Equally, the Royal St George Yacht Club will retain its initials, but the title of the club will be changed to the Religious St George Yacht Club. This is because we in PURE find it doubly offensive that a leading yacht club should have a royal title combined with a political overtone which completely ignores the underlying theme of the sanctity of St George. So we hope to put the holiness back into the club for the good of its members"

"A problem arises with the Royal Alfred Yacht Club. We find it offensive that it should commemorate a now unknown son of the ruthless Queen Empress Victoria. Thus we have decided that, while it should retain its present initials, it should henceforth be known as the Real Alfie Yacht Club, named in honour of the much-loved long-term Lord Mayor of Dublin Alfie Byrne, who was also world-renowned for his pioneering work in moustache research and manipulation."

Mr Mannity continued by stating that his grouping would show its even-handedness by insisting on a change in the title of the National Yacht Club. "While we laud this fine club's lack of any royal associations in its name," he said, "we are concerned that these days too many organisations, in sailing as elsewhere, insist on having "National" in their title, thereby rendering it meaningless. Thus we will expect the NYC to become the TNYC – the True National Yacht Club. We appreciate that this will cause the members some expense, but our Field Researchers who regularly walk Dun Laoghaire's East Pier with their whippets tell us that, judging by the boats stored in the club's forecourt, the members could well afford to lay out the money on a 'T'."

When questioned about PURE's intentions regarding the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Mr Mannity said he did foresee a special problem. The Republic of Cork already existed within the Rebel County, and re-naming the club would be a matter of whether or not it became the Republic of Cork Yacht Club, or the Rebel County Yacht Club. "There could well be blood in the streets over that one" he admitted.

However, in order to show the depth of research undertaken by PURE's think tank on this entire matter, Mr Mannity pointed outthat not many people were aware that within the Royal Cork YC's present structure, the old Royal Munster Yacht Club still existed, and was recognised by the role of Commodore in the RCYC officer board, along with the Admiral.

"We feel that too many problems would be created by trying to establish a Republic of Munster in order to facilitate the existence of a Republic of Munster Yacht Club. Thus we have decided it should be re-titled the Province of Munster Yacht Club. We realise that this will necessitate a small change in the initial letter. But where some traditionalists still have RMYC across the sterns of their boat, we would point out that changing it to PMYC would only involve painting out one little leg of the letter 'R'. However, to show our goodwill, a small phial of white paint will be provided to owners to facilitate the change. We realise that this will only work with white boats. But the Irish taxpayer cannot be expected to fork out hard-earned cash for the awkward minority who insist on parading about on the ocean in boats coloured Mediterranean Blue or Sunset Red or whatever, when any civilised person knows that all proper yachts are white".

In concluding his PURE statement, Mr Mannity admitted that the root of the problem in creating a Republic of Munster lay in the continuing existence of the Kingdom of Kerry. "We're not crazy" he asserted. "We know that trying to subsume Kerry into a new Republic in a combination with Cork would be a step too far".

"Nevertheless we feel strongly that it is time and more for the good people of Kerry to reconsider their claims to the status of being a monarchy. Thus we propose what we feel will be a real vote getter. We plan to re-position Kerry as a Duchy. And plans are well advanced to request a noted KiIgarvan family to become the hereditary Dukes of Kerry. We feel sure that this brilliant innovative idea will be a surefire runner"

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