Double Race winner, the vintage Granada 38 Cavatina is the 37th entry into this June's 21st edition of the 700-mile SSE Renewables Round Ireland Yacht Race.
Skipper Ian Hickey from the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven completed his entry this week.
In a bid to be the first boat to win Ireland's classic offshore race three times, Hickey and his race-hardened crew will be aware they were also the overall leaders in the last race in 2018 when the low-rated boat reached the Donegal coast only then for the race to pan out in another way and drop Cavatina down the leaderboard to sixth.
It is the second Royal Cork Yacht Club entry into the circuit in a week. Denis and Annamarie Murphy's well-proven Italian marque, the Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo, is also signed up for the race in just over 15 weeks time. Nieulargo is a force to be reckoned (especially in a breeze) and was the winner of RCYC's Yacht of the Year in 2018.