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Freya Unsnags But Lobster Pots Are Hazard for Dun Laoghaire Dingle Racers

13th June 2019
The Freya crew this morning off Youghal The Freya crew this morning off Youghal Photo: Kenny Rumball

Kenny Rumball on the Kinsale Yacht Club XP50, Freya, currently in third place for line honours, reports snagging a lobster pot overnight in the Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race

Conor Doyle's crew successfully disengaged themselves from the potline with some quick thinking and 'backing the yacht down'. As Rumball remarks: "fun times on a fifty footer backing down manually in 18 knots".

The incident reported was off the Tuskar Rock, a similar location on the Wexford coast to where coincidentally another competitor, Justina, a Grand Soleil 34, had a total loss of steering and was forced to retire as reported by Afloat here.

"There are lots of pots in the area", Rumball says.

Meanwhile, the Freya crew are off the coast of Youghal under a Code Two sail.

Read all the D2D Race News in one handy link here

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