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Arklow Sailing Club's J112 Aquelina Joins Fastnet 450 Fleet

11th August 2020
There are growing numbers of ISORA racers joining the Fastnet 450 Race on August 22nd There are growing numbers of ISORA racers joining the Fastnet 450 Race on August 22nd Photo: Afloat

 James Tyrrell's J-112E Aquelina is the latest entry into SCORA's Fastnet 450 Race from Dublin to Cork on August 22nd.

The Arklow Sailing Club entry joins a growing fleet - now at 17 boats - for the 270-mile race that marks the 150th anniversary of the National Yacht Club and the 300th of the Royal Cork Yacht Club.  

The Tyrrell family crew are hardened offshore campaigners with both Dun Laoghaire Dingle and Round Ireland races under their belts.

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Fastnet 450

The South Coast of Ireland Racing Association, in association with the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay and the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork will stage the first edition of this race from Dun Laoghaire to Cork Harbour via the Fastnet Rock on August 22nd 2020.

The IRC race will start in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday 22nd August 2020 and pass the Muglin, Tuscar, Conningbeg and Fastnet Lighthouses to Starboard before returning to Cork Harbour and passing the Cork Buoy to Port, finishing when Roches’s Point bears due East. The course is specifically designed to be of sufficient length to qualify skippers and crew for the RORC Fastnet Race 2021.

The clubs have combined forces to mark their anniversary celebrations, it being the 150th anniversary of the National Yacht Club and 300th (Tricentenary) of the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

At A Glance – Fastnet 450 Race

The first edition of this 270-nautical mile race starts from the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay on August 22nd 2020 and finishes in Cork Harbour

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