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).
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.