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SCORA Signs Up 21 Boats (So Far) for New Dublin to Cork 'Pop-Up' Offshore Yacht Race (Download NOR Here!)

7th August 2020
Kinsale's Fastnet Race winner Nieulargo has signed up for the Dublin to Cork race on August 22nd Kinsale's Fastnet Race winner Nieulargo has signed up for the Dublin to Cork race on August 22nd Photo: Afloat

The winner of last weekend's Kinsale Fastnet Race is among the first entries for SCORA’s new Dublin Bay to Cork Harbour race.

Denis and Annamarie Murphy’s Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo that showed a clean pair of heels to the 11-boat fleet at Kinsale last Saturday is one of 21 expressions of interest received so far for the newest race on the offshore calendar that is scheduled to sail on August 22nd, the same date as the now-cancelled Round Ireland Race.

The new race is approximately 270 nautical miles (300 miles).

Cian McCarthy's Sunfast 3300 'Cinammon Girl' from Kinsale is signed up for the new raceCian McCarthy's Sunfast 3300 'Cinnamon Girl' from Kinsale is signed up for the new race Photo: Bob Bateman

As Afloat reported previously, the Cork offshore sailing body announced the new race that it says will be run in association with Dun Laoghaire Harbour's National Yacht Club and the Royal Cork Yacht Club. The 'pop-up' race is from Dun Laoghaire to Cork Harbour via the Fastnet Rock.

A Notice of Race for the 270-mile fixture is downloadable below. The race will be started by National Yacht Club Race Officers at Dun Laoghaire Harbour and finished by the Royal Cork Yacht Club Race Committee and it will be run under the auspices of SCORA.

Race entry form here

W M Nixon will be examining Ireland’s newest yacht race this weekend in his Sailing on Saturday blog (August 8) here.

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