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Royal Cork National 18 Season Concludes with Light Air Crews Race

25th September 2017
RCYC General Manager Gavin Deane was also helming a National 18 dinghy in the end of season crews race at Crosshaven RCYC General Manager Gavin Deane was also helming a National 18 dinghy in the end of season crews race at Crosshaven Credit: Bob Bateman. Scroll down for gallery

Last Friday evening saw the last races of the National 18 season that consisted of two races in front of Royal Cork Yacht Club and with buoys at the rear of the RCYC marina for an unusual course configuration on the Owenabue river in light winds and officiated by race officer Tommy Dwyer. 

The evening also served as the National 18 crews race with some familiar faces in some unfamiliar roles. Tom Crosbie was sailing a borrowed boat as he had sold his beloved 'The Good Wife'. RCYC General Manager Gavin Deane was also helming an entry as was forthcoming Junior All Ireland finalist, Chris Bateman.

Scroll down for photo gallery below by Bob Bateman

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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
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Kite 21.0 m2
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