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Dublin Bay America's Cup Fans Will Byrne & Cian Mollen to Host 36th AC Insight Talk

8th February 2021
Cian Mollen (left) and Will Byrne Cian Mollen (left) and Will Byrne

Dublin Bay based America's Cup fans Will Byrne and Cian Mollen are hosting a National Yacht Club America's Cup Insight talk on Tuesday, February 9th night at 7.30 pm.

As well as the road to the current 36th Cup, the match racing duo will give a breakdown of the boats and racing to date.

Byrne and Mollen have both match-raced on the European circuit over the years as well as in the Oakcliff training centre in New York. Mollen has raced on the World Match Race Tour with Philip Bendon and Byrne runs the match racing at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire.

Action from the 36th America's Cup World Cup Series between Italy' Luna Rossa (foreground) and UK's Team Ineos Photo: Borlenghi StudioAction from the 36th America's Cup World Cup Series between Italy' Luna Rossa (to leeward) and UK's Team Ineos Photo: Borlenghi Studio

"It’s going to be in more of a forum format to encourage open conversation and input, Byrne told Afloat.

"We will be covering the modern foiling Americas cup, the return to monohulls and the format and racing of the 36th AC. We will then move on to a breakdown of the current teams and their performance on the water. Alongside this, we will look at the boats and design/technology", Byrne says.

Zoom Link for the meet here

Published in America's Cup Team

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