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Pamela Lee of Greystones on High-Powered Multihull Induction Course in France

4th May 2021
Pamela Lee – one of three qualifiers for the multi-hull course from 34 international applications
Pamela Lee – one of three qualifiers for the multi-hull course from 34 international applications

Round Ireland Two-Handed record-holder Pamela Lee of Greystones is one of three female sailors who qualified - out of 34 applicants from nine different countries - for a place on this week's Leyton X The Magenta Project Multihull Training Session at La Trinite-sur-Mer on France's Biscay coast.

Under the direction of Sam Goodchild with the Ocean Fifty Leyton, with additional instructional input from Samantha Davies and Thomas Coville, the four-day course includes a 24-hour intensive offshore session.

Seen as central to the Leyton X The Magenta Project's aim of making top level offshore sailing more accessible to female skippers, the three who qualified through the rigorous selection process are Kass Schmitt (52, USA), Pamela Lee (32, Ireland) and Cassandra Blandin (30, France).

It's an experience that will broaden Pam Lee's already extensive offshore CV, which started with events like the Sydney-Hobart Race, and went on through several campaigns to take in last October's well-nigh perfect Round Ireland Two-handed challenge with Cat Hunt. The current overall focus is built around the Figaro 3 racing programme with RL Sailing and Kenneth Rumball, in which it is hoped the Dun Laoghaire-Dingle Race of June 9th will be a pillar event.

"Training ship" – the Leyton Multi Fifty."Training ship" – the Leyton Multi Fifty.

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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