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Dubarry's Women's Open Keelboat Championship Celebrates Tenth Anniversary on the Hamble

23rd March 2018
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The Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championship was founded in 2008 by a group of passionate female sailors who wanted to compete against other women The Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championship was founded in 2008 by a group of passionate female sailors who wanted to compete against other women

The Women's Open Keelboat Championship will be returning to Hamble for its 10th anniversary edition in June 2018.

This year the event, hosted once again by Hamble River Sailing Club, is being held on the weekend of 2-3rd June 2018. The volunteer team which organises WOKC is delighted that Dubarry has agreed to return as title sponsor, having been a generous supporter of the championships since their inception in 2008 and having been the title sponsor for the last 7 events. This means there will be some fantastic Dubarry prizes up for grabs yet again.

“The Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championships is an event that Dubarry has been involved with for the past 7 years. The camaraderie both on and off the water drives the growth and popularity of this event each year and we thoroughly enjoy sponsoring this wonderfully talented group of sailors. The WOKC event is now bigger than ever due to its excellent organisation, complimented by eager participants and organisers and Dubarry is delighted to be associated with this event and wish everyone a successful and enjoyable weekend on the water” said Marketing Director, Michael Walsh.

The organisers are looking forward to offering two days of fun and competitive racing on the water along with some great social events ashore with funds being raised for the event’s two charities Breast Cancer Care and the Hamble Lifeboat. The racing format will focus on IRC racing and, after last year’s record entry of 20 boats and the return of the J80 class, we are anticipating that the 10th anniversary edition will be the biggest and best yet.

"We are thrilled that Dubarry have once again agreed to be our title sponsor", commented Jen Smyth, one of the organisers of the Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship 2018. "With their continued support we have seen entries increase steadily and we hope that this 10th anniversary edition will see even more ladies on the water. It's a pleasure to be working with the team from HRSC again and we are all looking forward to putting on a competitive regatta and a top notch party for all the teams and supporters."

Entries are now open and early entry is advised to take advantage of the earlybird booking fee of £75, available until 17:00 on Friday 25 May. After that date, entry fee will increase to £95. Boat entry is available from HRSC either online or via the admin team on 02380 452070.

If you would like further details, please contact the WOKC organising team on [email protected] or check out the website here

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