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National 18 Book Launch In Cork Tonight

11th December 2013
National 18 Book Launch In Cork Tonight

#National18 - Here's a reminder for your diary that the official book launch of Brian Wolfe's history of the National 18 will take place tonight (11 December 2013) at 7.30pm at the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

The book documents 75 years of the boat's legacy on Irish waters, from its timber beginnings in the late 1930s to the fibreglass developments three decades on, with some 800 images across its more than 200 pages.

Wolfe has also painstakingly researched and compiled all of the boats championships and sailors across the Ireland and the UK, making this book a must for any sailor's library.

And with the gift-giving season in mind, the book is available in a limited collectors' hardback edition of just 378 copies, signed by the author, priced at €55 (plus P&P) - 378 being the number of boats registered in the history of the class.

Wolfe will be joined tonight at the launch reception by Eithne Payne and renowned marine writer Tom MacSweeney.

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At A Glance – National 18 Dinghy Specifications

The new National 18 ‘Ultra’ Specifications

Designer Phil Morrison
LOA 5.49m
Beam 2.36m
Hull Weight 160kg
Sailing Weight <200kg
Crew Weight No Limit
Main & Jib 22.5 m2
Kite 21.0 m2
PY 910
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