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Bantry Longboats Head for Glandore's Classic Regatta

26th April 2013
Bantry Longboats Head for Glandore's Classic Regatta

The pilot cutter "Jolie Brise" will be taking part in the CH Marine Glandore Classic Regatta next July as part of her centenary celebration.

The Jolie Brise won the inaugural Fastnet race in 1925 and again in 1929 and 1930. She still holds the record for the most wins in the Fastnet race. She was described, by January's 2013 Classic Boat magazine, as "one of the most famous yachts ever".

Making return visits to Glandore this year are super yacht "Blue Leopard", famous Fife yacht "Solway Maid" and local schooner "Spirit of Oysterhaven".

There are several boats coming from the UK including five Anglesea Fifes and the Welsh Bantry Longboat "Integrite".

There will also be four Irish Bantry Longboats taking part. Among the other Irish boats this year will be Jarleth Cunnane's "Northabout" of North West and North East Passage fame and Michael Brogan's Galway Hooker "Mac Duach".
New events this year will include an overnight cruise to Castletownshend and an island picnic. Popular events again this year include a Fireworks display, Parade of Sail and street party. There will also be a full entertainment programme including Jimmy Crowley in concert, Two Part Polka and Welsh Male Voice choir in Glandore Church.
The week will include something for everyone, sailor and non-sailor, people afloat and ashore and those who just come to enjoy Glandore and the ambience of a great scene onshore and beautiful boats under sail.

Published in Historic Boats Team

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