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National Yacht Club Sunfast 3600s Enjoy Early Double-Handed Training Session on Dublin Bay

19th January 2022
Pete Smyth's Sunfast 3600 Searcher at the start of the 2021 D2D Race start from Dun Laoghaire. The boat was back out on the water in January 2022 in two handed set up for some training with sistership Hot Cookie
Pete Smyth's Sunfast 3600 Searcher at the start of the 2021 D2D Race start from Dun Laoghaire. The boat was back out on the water in January 2022 in two handed set up for some training with sistership Hot Cookie Credit: Afloat

Wednesday morning saw some early 2022 season double-handed two boat tuning for a pair of Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 keelboats on Dublin Bay.

ISORA campaigners Searcher (Pete Smyth) and John O'Gorman's Hot Cookie enjoyed 10-15 knots north-westerlies for a fast reach from Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Searcher and Hot Cookie, both from the National Yacht Club, cut quite a dash crossing a deserted bay at speed under pink and red spinnakers.

The pair returned to the harbour after a two-hour session with Searcher sporting a ripped kite in conditions that had strengthened to over 20 knots in gusts.

ISORA celebrates its Golden Jubilee with a return to traditional Irish Offshore Racing in 2022 with the first fixture on May 28th with a 60-mile race from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead. All this, of course, is preceded by DBSC's Spring Chicken Series that begins on February 6th. 

Published in ISORA, National YC
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