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Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championship Moves to Royal Southern Yacht Club

8th March 2020
The Women’s Open Keelboat Championship was founded in 2008 by a group of passionate female sailors who wanted to compete in challenging racing against other women The Women’s Open Keelboat Championship was founded in 2008 by a group of passionate female sailors who wanted to compete in challenging racing against other women Photo: B. Malas

The Dubarry sponsored UK Women’s Open Keelboat Championship (WOKC) will be hosted on the 13th/14th June from the beautiful location of the Royal Southern Yacht Club.

Ireland has previously been successful at the event with Howth Yacht Club helmswoman Laura Dillon winning in 2016.

Dubarry returns as title sponsor, having been a generous supporter of the championships since its inception in 2008 and having been the title sponsor for the last eight events.

Participants in the Dubarry Women’s Open Keelboat Championships will have the opportunity to win much-admired Dubarry items, which will be available as prizes for class winners and in the overall Championship.

“We are very excited for WOKC 2020, we have a few changes this year including our move to the Royal Southern but are very pleased with Dubarry’s continuing support. After the great success of the RS21 class in the 2019 edition, the event is opening entries for a sportsboat class and hope that this will allow even more women to get involved!” said Tor Tomlinson of the WOKC organising committee.

The inclusion of the sportsboat class will allow boats such as J70’s, J80’s and SB20 enter and race under the Royal Southern’s handicap rather than having to get an IRC certificate.

The Women’s Open Keelboat Championship was founded in 2008 by a group of passionate female sailors who wanted to compete in challenging racing against other women. Over the years the team behind the regatta has evolved but the vision has remained the same.

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