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Steering Problems Puts Grand Soleil 34 'Justina' Out Of Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race

13th June 2019
The Grand Soleil 34 Justina has retired into Kilmore Quay The Grand Soleil 34 Justina has retired into Kilmore Quay Photo: Afloat

Johnny Treanor and the crew of his Grand Soleil 34 Justina from the National Yacht Club have retired from the Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race. The crew are safe and heading to Kilmore Quay in County Wexford having suffered 'a total loss of steering' just after passing the Tuskar Rock last night. 

As Treanor reported to the D2D race office this morning: "we had an all standing gybe with the kite up. We lost the kite sheets and had to blow the kite to get the boat back under control. The Rosslare Lifeboat stood by until we repaired and checked the function of the steering. We are now headed for Kilmore Quay under our own steam. ETA 08.30"  

"The Rosslare lifeboat stood by until Justina repaired and checked the function of the steering"

Fortunately, as Treanor says, "no one went overboard in the gybe and no one got hurt in the subsequent chaos, so all's well that ends well".

Read all the D2D Race News in one handy link here 

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