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Foley Returns with a Quarter Ton Win on the Solent

2nd May 2012
Foley Returns with a Quarter Ton Win on the Solent

#QUARTER TON – Diarmuid Foley boosted Irish Quarter ton interests in the UK in April when he steered Anchor Challenge (with Mark Mansfield as tactician) to victory, winning five of 11 races at the Warash Spring series on the Hamble sailed over two weekends.

The Cork harbour crew for the event were Foley and Mansfield along with Paul Gibbons and Killian Collins.

Diarmuid previously owned a Mumm 30 called Mammy and competed at a high level for a number of years on the Mumm 30 circuit.  

The next event for the quarter tonners will be the Vice Admirals Cup in Cowes on the 18th May.

Anchor Challenge will be joined in Cowes by two more Irish Quarter Tonners which are in the final process of major revamps. Both Ian Travers and Eamonn Rohan's "Per Elisa" and Dominic and Jason Losty from Cork are making the journey to the Solent.

After the Vice Admirals Cup, the big event of the season is the Quarter Ton Cup, also held in Cowes at the end of June and three other Irish Boats, including Neil Keneficks' Tiger will compete, There are at least 35 boats expected from all over Europe for that event.

Results from the Hamble events on http://www.warsashspringseries.org.uk/

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