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INSS DBSC Spring Chicken Winners Are Round Ireland Lynx Crew

20th March 2016
Round Ireland Yacht Race
The Team INSS 1720 won DBSC's Spring Chicken Series The Team INSS 1720 won DBSC's Spring Chicken Series

The Team INSS win in last weekend's 46–boat Dublin Bay Sailing Club Spring Chicken Series represented much more than just a win as it represented an important milestone in an offshore racing campaign. Look closer at the INSS 1720 crew and you will see that it was largely made up of those that will race onboard LYNX, the Reflex 38 owned by the INSS, which is giving five people the chance to race Round Ireland on a thoroughbred race boat.

Kenny Rumball, who skippered the 1720, and will skipper LYNX this June, elected to use the DBSC Spring Series as training for the Round Ireland Campaign. Now that the experienced crew are in shape for the season, INSS thoughts are turning to bringing the whole crew together.

The LYNX yacht itself has undergone a few changes ahead of this year’s race and the first training weekend for the crew is coming up on the 16th & 17th of April. Four of the five slots have been filled and there is still one spot up for grabs for a budding offshore racer who wants to compete in the Round Ireland and learn, all while being part of an experienced offshore racing crew.

With an intensive training programme coming up, including two training weekends and four ISORA races including deliveries, the crew should be well honed prior to the start of the campaign. There’s more details on the Round Ireland Campaign on Lynx available here.

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