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Schull Harbour Resumes Sailing

14th June 2021
Schull Harbour Sailing Club Commodore Sean Norris
Schull Harbour Sailing Club Commodore Sean Norris

A 12-mile "gentle reintroduction" started the racing season at Schull Harbour Sailing Club in West Cork.

The 'Saturday Morning Taste of Sailing' sessions were restarted, with thirteen junior sailors in five boats bringing youngsters onto the water for club training. This will continue until the end of August.

That afternoon, eleven cruisers came to the start line for the cruiser season's opening race, which is traditionally for the 1st Commodore Trophy.

Conditions were ideal with sunshine and light to moderate Westerly winds. They raced a 12-mile course around Goat Island and club marks - "providing a gentle reintroduction to all points of sailing," said club Commodore Sean Norris.

ECHO Handicap was won by Gaby Hogan's 'Growler' with the 'experimental' IRC/Standard Echo Handicap winner being Flor Riordan's '3 Cheers.'

Next Saturday's Race is for the Applebe Trophy.

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