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'Cinnamon Girl' Goes Sailing

15th September 2009
'Cinnamon Girl'  Goes Sailing

Royal Cork's Cian McCarthy has launched his Class 40 yacht in preparation for Route de Chocolat, a transatlantic race from France to Mexico. After initial trials the boat, the first of a new design from Merfyn Owen and a sistership of 40 degrees, will be positioned to Cork this month as part of his 1,000 mile qualification sail prior to the Transatlantic race. Designer Merfyn Owen took the shots of Cian and his co-skipper Steve McFeely maiden sail on the Solent and they appear over the fold:



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