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Sigma 33 Championships Will be a First for Royal St George Yacht Club

27th May 2018
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A 21–boat fleet that is drawn from five countries will contest next month's Sigma 33 Championships on Dublin Bay A 21–boat fleet that is drawn from five countries will contest next month's Sigma 33 Championships on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat.ie

It is 34 years since the first Sigma 33 was sailed at the Royal St George Yacht Club but next month's Class Championships will be the first ever staging of the event by the Dun Laoghaire Club.

A 21–boat fleet that is drawn from five countries will contest the title.

In it's 39–years history, 364 boats in total were built. The Sigma 33 has proved to be a popular club, regatta and offshore boat well capable of making distance passages to regattas and events.
The Sigma 33 also has participated in offshore and overnight racing and has proved to be a safe family cruising boat with the option of class racing both in the UK and Ireland.

In Dun Laoghaire in 1984, “Eggemoggin“ was the first Sigma 33, sailed by Adrian Lee and crew, to sail from the RStGYC. It was later followed by “Tahoe” sailed by the late John Marks. Dublin Bay sailor Gary Mathews who sailed on “Eggemoggin” is still sailing today on “Rupert” sailed by club mates Dick & Philip Lovegrove.

The class went on to become one of the biggest one–design cruiser racers in Dublin Bay during the Noughties.

Now, 34 years later, The George is hosting, for the first time, the Sigma 33 Class Championships from 22nd – 24th June 2018 and looks forward to assembling the fleet at the club pontoon, according to class captain Paddy Maguire.

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