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Donaghadee Sailing Club To Stage Topper Dinghy Ireland Traveller Event

9th May 2024
The ITCA Topper Ireland Traveller comes to Donaghdee in late May Topper Ireland
The ITCA Topper Ireland Traveller comes to Donaghdee in late May Credit: Topper Ireland

The ITCA Topper Ireland Traveller is a well-established series, and Donaghadee Sailing Club on the North Down coast will host an event on 26 May.

Stuart Ogg is the event organiser, and he and his team say that the club extends a warm welcome to all the Topper class sailors, their parents, and supporters.

The fleet will launch from the slip in the town’s famous Harbour, built in 1825 and overlooked by its 1930-built lighthouse. The race area will include the Donaghadee Sound inside the Copeland Islands, giving the competitors the experience of outwitting the tidal streams, adding to the excitement of racing.

In the previous event at Ballyholme, the winner in the 5.3 division was Leo O’Doherty from Sligo Yacht Club, and in the 4.2s, it was Adam Green from Lough Erne Yacht Club in Co. Fermanagh.

Bookings will close 10 days prior to the fixture to allow for the necessary planning, preparation, and organisation of the event. In the meantime, the next Topper Traveller will be at Waterford Harbour, SC, this Sunday, May 12.

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Betty Armstrong

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Betty Armstrong is Afloat and Yachting Life's Northern Ireland Correspondent. Betty grew up racing dinghies but now sails a more sedate Dehler 36 around County Down

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