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Squibs Head to Kinsale Yacht Club for South Coast Championships

11th July 2023
Kinsale Yacht Club hosts the Squib South Coast Championships this weekend
Kinsale Yacht Club hosts the Squib South Coast Championships this weekend Credit: Bob Bateman

The Squib South Coast Championships are scheduled for this weekend at Kinsale Yacht Club, where the class has strong support.

Racing is planned for Saturday and Sunday, with the rules requiring that boats be kept afloat during the event, no hauling-out and no cleaning below the waterline by any means allowed during the championships. Pretty strict regulations to keep the boats in equal conditions!

As Afloat previously reported, the National Squib Championships were raced at Weymouth Bay in Dorset, hosted by the local sailing club last week on the south coast of England. In strong conditions, with winds up to 25 knots, they did not thrive. Kinsale YC’s 'Outlaw' (Ian Travers and Keith O'Riordan) was best Irish-placed, in 26th.

Squibs are two-person keelboats measuring seven metres long, originally designed in 1967 as a racing and teaching boat. There are 800 of what is a one-design class around Britain and Ireland.

Published in Squib, Kinsale Team

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At a Glance - Squib Class 2024 Event Dates

  • Southern Championships- 11th/12th May- Baltimore Sailing Club (dates to be confirmed)
  • Northern Championships – 25th/26th May – Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club
  • National Championships – 26th 28th July – Howth Yacht Club
  • Eastern Championships – 7th/8th September – Royal George Yacht Club
  • Inland Championships – 12th/13th October – Lough Derg Yacht Club

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