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National Yacht Club's Tom Dolan Saluted for Mini Transat Campaign

14th July 2017
Solo sailor – NYC Commodore Ronan Beirne (left) salutes NYC member and Mini Transat entrant Tom Dolan in Dun Laoghaire Solo sailor – NYC Commodore Ronan Beirne (left) salutes NYC member and Mini Transat entrant Tom Dolan in Dun Laoghaire Photo: Afloat.ie

With 80–days to go to the 2017 Mini Transat Race, solo sailor Tom Dolan was in Dun Laoghaire at his club, the National Yacht Club, to coach some friends out in the bay in an evening of fresh winds.

Tom is catching up with family and friends in Ireland before returning to his Mini Transat preparations in France.

The County Meath man has had a full season so far so the trip home has been something of a welcome break. 

In June, Dolan got on the podium in the Mini-Fastnet Race despite being fouled by a fishing net. That same month, he was in second in the 500 Mini-en-Mai Race. In May, he finished second in the 500 Mini-en-Mai Race but was leading for a lot of it. And in a much needed development that month, Dolan also signed Smurfit Kappa as a sponsor

Last night, NYC Commodore Ronan Beirne saluted all those solo achievements and presented club burgee to Dolan for his race across the Atlantic in October, in the 40th edition of the Mini–Transat race. 

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