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Sigma 33 Champion 'Leaky Roof 2' to Contest Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta

3rd January 2019
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Alan Harper  at the helm of “Leaky Roof 2” from Scotland will be back in action on Dublin Bay in July Alan Harper at the helm of “Leaky Roof 2” from Scotland will be back in action on Dublin Bay in July Photo: Afloat.ie

It looks to be all good news for the Sigma 33 class in 2019 with another strong entry of 16 boats entered to date for next July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, over six months before the event.

It promises to be another competitive regatta for the fleet and one of the biggest one-design cruiser classes at the event as the biennial festival itself promises a record entry to date with over 228 boats signed up across 32 competing classes.

The regatta of 2018 at the RSt.GYC will live long in the memory for the class as one of the most competitive and enjoyable racing experienced by the fleet during the Class and Irish Championships in June 2018, thanks to the perfect weather and the PRO David Lovegrove who ran 10 great races over the three days.

"Entries for the last two for Sigma 33 events in Dun Laoghaire have been about 20+"

The Class Championships were won by Alan Harper “Leaky Roof 2” from Scotland and the Irish Championships by Paul & Emma Prentice “Squawk” Royal Ulster Yacht Club. Incidentally, both winners have already entered the 2019 regatta. An indication that Dun Laoghaire 2019 is going to be as competitive as ever for Sigma 33’s.

Entries for the last two for Sigma 33 events in Dun Laoghaire have been about 20+ and 2019 competitors are expected to match these levels which is an exciting prospect for the Class and particularly the 140+ competitors.

In addition, the fleet will have a new Class Captain with Joe Conway from RIYC “Elandra” due to take over on 14th January 2019 at the AGM in the RIYC.

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