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Kinsale Yacht Freya Competing in Palermo to Monte Carlo Race (Tracker Here!)

21st August 2021
The Freya crew from Kinsale competing in the Palermo to Monte Carlo Race
The Freya crew from Kinsale competing in the Palermo to Monte Carlo Race

Conor Doyle’s XP50 ‘Freya’ from Kinsale Yacht Club starts in Saturday's 450-mile Palermo to Montecarlo Race as the sole Irish entry in the Italian classic.

An international fleet of 56 boats will race in the fixture organised by the Circolo Della Vela Sicilia, in collaboration with the Yacht Club de Monaco and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.

Doyle, who was the line honours winner of June's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race and finished second overall on IRC after a sensational kitesurfer rescue, has assembled a top-class crew for the Italian offshore fixture.

Sailing on the Kinsale yacht is Cork Harbour's Nin O'Leary as Navigator and Dun Laoghaire's Will Byrne as part of the ten-man crew. See full crew list and positions below. 

Also on board is Dublin Professional sailor James Carroll who overcame the disappointment of a dismasting in 2018 to win class two of October's Middle Sea Offshore Race in 2019 on Stefan Jentzsch's Black Pearl. 

The 16th edition of the offshore race is under both IRC and ORC ratings and starts at noon from Mondello’s Gulf and finishes in the Principality of Monaco.

Download the IRC entry list below.

 The 450 mile Palermo to Monte Carlo Race courseThe 450 mile Palermo to Monte Carlo Race course

Conor Doyle’s XP50 ‘Freya’ crew from Kinsale Yacht Club for the Italian raceConor Doyle’s XP50 ‘Freya’ crew from Kinsale Yacht Club for the Italian race

 Palermo to Monte Carlo Race Yacht Tracker Here

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