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Nereida Takes on Irish Hopes in ARC 2017 as Pamela Returns

27th November 2017
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The Hanse 630 Nereida, (IRL 1556 and owned by Karl Fleming) has taken on the mantle of Irish hopes in the large-fleet ARC 2017 from Gran Canaria transatlantic to St Lucia The Hanse 630 Nereida, (IRL 1556 and owned by Karl Fleming) has taken on the mantle of Irish hopes in the large-fleet ARC 2017 from Gran Canaria transatlantic to St Lucia

Eamon Crosbie's Discovery 55 Pamela from Dun Laoghaire has headed back to start-point Gran Canaria in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers 2017 writes W M Nixon. According to the current tracker situation, Pamela is heading eastward after a week of racing, but the mantle of Irish hopes has been taken up by Karl Fleming’s Hanse 630 Nereida, IRL 1556.

Karl Fleming is an international developer best known in Ireland for his extensive Pirate’s Cove Adventure Centre in Courtown, Co Wexford, but he also has other international projects. Nereida is a substantial and swift modern performance cruiser in classic contemporary Hanse style which can give a good account of herself in proper sailing conditions. But the wind situation along the ARC 2017 course is currently so frustrating that she is currently shown at just 5.5 knots, lying seventh in Cruising A and 24th overall in the 245-boat fleet.

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