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Three Irish Flagged Classic Yachts Compete at Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy in St. Tropez

30th September 2021
Newcomer to the event is yawl Sky (1890), that will be competing in her first Centenary Trophy. Sky is described as a true Gentlemen's yacht that was relaunched in 2017 after a complete rebuilt and restoration.
Newcomer to the event is yawl Sky (1890), that will be competing in her first Centenary Trophy. Sky is described as a true Gentlemen's yacht that was relaunched in 2017 after a complete rebuilt and restoration

Three Irish flagged yachts are among some of the most beautiful centenarians gathering in Saint-Tropez for the 10th edition of the Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy this Thursday, 30th September. 

The "youngest "centenarian taking part in the Trophy will be the Irish Bermudan cutter Erin (1919 - Fred Shepherd) and the oldest the Bermudan Yawl Sky (1890 - Thetis Ware), both boats flying the Irish flag, according to race organisers.

As Afloat previously reported Irish Olympic helmsman Harold Cudmore will sail Royal Cork's restored Cork Harbour One Design Jap at the unique regatta.

Royal Cork's restored Cork Harbour One Design Jap Photo: Bob BatemanRoyal Cork's restored Cork Harbour One Design Jap Photo: Bob Bateman

To celebrate this anniversary edition, 22 yachts are expected on the starting line of the event organised, since its inception during the Voiles by the Gstaad Yacht Club, in co-operation with the Societe Nautique de Saint Tropez, and dedicated to the most beautiful boats of one hundred years or more.

Irish Bermudan cutter ErinIrish Bermudan cutter Erin

The double winner and title holder of the GYC Centenary Trophy, Olympian (1913) will be on the starting line as well as the 2015 and 2016 winners: Oriole (1905) and the NYYC 50' class Spartan (1912), not to mention the aficionados of the event Esterel (1902), Marga (1910) and Nin (1913).

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