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Two Sailing Championships to be Decided in End of Season Climax

5th October 2018
An 11-boat J109 fleet is due in Howth this weekend An 11-boat J109 fleet is due in Howth this weekend Photo:

Irish Times Sailing Correspondent David O'Brien reports in today's newspaper how some of the top crews in the country are in demand this weekend for the All Ireland Sailing Championships on Lough Ree and the J109 Nationals in Howth.

Yesterday, Irish Sailing published the final line up for the All Irelands to be sailed in SB20s that does indeed name some of the top sailors in the country for the 'Champion of Champions' event, as the competition was formerly known. 

In Howth, the J109s are lining up for the six-race championships and the forecast is for big breeze. As reported in the Irish Times, although the event has a bar on Category Three Sailing Professionals, there will be no shortage of talented 'amateur' on Howth Sound to try and beat local boat Storm that is aiming for a hat-trick.

Much more in the Irish Times here.

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