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Cork Harbour's Nin O'Leary to Race on Mini Maxi in Middle Sea Race

9th October 2020
Nin O'Leary of Crosshaven will be racing the Reichel Pugh-designed Marteen 72 Aragon in the Middle Sea Race Nin O'Leary of Crosshaven will be racing the Reichel Pugh-designed Marteen 72 Aragon in the Middle Sea Race

Cork Harbour rockstar helm Nin O'Leary will be racing the Reichel Pugh 72 Aragon in October's Middle Sea Offshore Race if the Royal Malta Yacht Club can successfully maintain its careful progress through the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, something in which the race's own Maltese competitor Dr Maya Podesta, as Afloat reported here, is playing a key role.

O'Leary of Crosshaven who – if all continues according to plan – will be racing on the Reichel Pugh-designed Mini Maxi Aragon, a Marteen 72 which has shown well on the Mediterranean circuit.

Part of the preparation for this month's race is that all the crews are expected to be fully compliant with the COVID-19 restrctions, including infection-free self-isolation before travelling to Malta.

Doubtless, the names of other Irish participants will emerge as the race time comes nearer on Saturday, October 17th. But for now, we keep our fingers crossed that Dr Podesta and her team can continue to keep the Rolex Middle Sea Race 2020 on track through these exceptionally difficult times.

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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