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Glandore Classic Boat Regatta Welcomes Jolie Brise, First Fastnet Race Winner

18th July 2013
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The Classic Fleet at a previous regatta in Glandore, next week will be the 11th event
Glandore Classic Boat Regatta Welcomes Jolie Brise, First Fastnet Race Winner

#glandoreclassic – The 11th Glandore Classic regatta opens next Saturday in Glandore Harbour. This regatta for historic boats has been hosted every other year since 1992 by the Glandore Harbour Yacht Club.

Among the  line up of classics for this year's regatta, Jolie Brise is visiting as part of her 100th anniversary celebrations.

As winner of the first Fastnet race she will be making a reprise Fastnet rounding as part of this year's Glandore Classic Regatta.

Other well known entries this year include the lovely Fife Solway Maid who returns for her third Classic Regatta at Glandore last visiting in 2001. The Fife one designs of the Menai straits are also entered for this year these are regular visitors to the event and for the first time this year they are bringing a new build Fife on her first outing.

There is a new programme for Oar and Sail in the regatta this year. There are Bantry Gig long boats entered for the first time, with entries from Fionnbarra Unite and Integrite, these will be a sight in the harbour during the weekend.

The Regatta opens Saturday in the Evening, the Parade of Sail will be on Sunday afternoon with fireworks on the village on Sunday night. This will be followed by a full week sailing programme, including the Fastnet event, closing dinner on Thursday and prize giving will be on Friday evening July 26th.

Full regatta events programme is here

Published in Historic Boats Team

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