Local Sailors Killian and Ronan Collins will be among the front runners at the The Laser SB3 National Championship to be held in the Royal Cork Yacht Club from the 18th to the 20th of September. A competitive fleet of more than 50 boats is expected which will match the size of the SB3 World Championship fleet assembled in Portugal last week.
Among the main contenders will be Ben Duncan and crew from HYC, and a strong contingent from Northern Ireland including Gareth Flannigan sailing McCreedy sailboats and Peter Kennedy / Dave Cheyne. A strong showing can also be expected from Sean Craig and crew from the Dun Laoghaire.
Sponsored by Laser Performance and the Matthews Centre competition at the top of the fleet will be intense with the added bonus of a new Jib for first overall courtesy of Laser Performance and excellent prizes sponsored by the Matthews Centre.
The social side will also be busy with the National 18 Class Championship taking place the same weekend. A beer bash followed by a class dinner in conjunction with the National 18 class will take place on Saturday Night and is sure to keep going into the early hours.