As the venerable IDRA 14 dinghy prepares for its 70th anniversary year, a launch date has been announced for the new addition to the clinker fleet, being built in Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club, the first in over 35 years.
Fourteen Number 166 will be named on 25th of June with a celebratory drinks reception in the Dublin Bay clubhouse, marking over a year in build under the guidance of Ronan Melling.
Riveting on the new wooden dinghy has recently been completed, floorbearers in place, spinny chute in place, foredeck on - and the construction team ready now to put the deck on and close up the boat!
The build team are looking for a name for the new boat. The new name will continue the IDRA 14 tradition of bearing a name beginning with the letter 'C' to denote her home port of Clontarf. Leave your suggestion in the comment box below.