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Kinsale Prepares for Dragon National Championships

22nd August 2016
Micheal Burke Cantor Fitzgerald, Roisin Donoghoe KYC, Daniel Murphy Senior Director Cork Cantor Fitzgerald, Eoghan O'Neill Dragon Class Captain, KYC and David O'Sullivan, Vice Commodore KYC Micheal Burke Cantor Fitzgerald, Roisin Donoghoe KYC, Daniel Murphy Senior Director Cork Cantor Fitzgerald, Eoghan O'Neill Dragon Class Captain, KYC and David O'Sullivan, Vice Commodore KYC Photo: Robert Bateman

Kinsale Yacht Club welcomes the Cantor Fitzgerald sponsored Irish National Dragon Championships to the south coast port in mid –September.

Joining the local Kinsale Dragon fleet for the event will be boats from the UK, Dublin and Glandore.

Expected to be in contention for the title will be local boat "Little Fella" skippered by Cameron Good along with Dublin boats Jaguar (Martin Byrne)and defending champions Phantom"(Neil Hegarty) both of which finished in the top five of the recent British Nationals (Edinburgh Cup) in Abersoch, Wales.

Kinsale Dragon Class Captain Eoghan O'Neill commented "It's always a privilege to host a Dragon event in KYC and in particular the National Championship as it is the highlight of our racing calendar. September is always a good month for racing in the waters off Kinsale so it should be a great event. We are very grateful to Cantor Fitzgerald who are our title sponsor for the event; they are a global name in stockbroking and investment services"

The event runs from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th September inclusive and consists of seven races on windward–leeward courses.

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