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49er Skiff Among Dinghies Rolling in for DMYC Viking Marine 'Christmas Cracker' on December 27th

26th December 2021
Forecasts indicate a well-sailed GP14 or IDRA 14 might be favoured in this year's PY-based DMYC Christmas Cracker at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on December 27th
Forecasts indicate a well-sailed GP14 or IDRA 14 might be favoured in this year's PY-based DMYC Christmas Cracker at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on December 27th

A wide variety of entries from regular Frostbite sailors and others are rolling in for the DMYC supported by the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Viking Marine Christmas Cracker, one of the few sailing events over the festive break, with a 49er potentially the fastest craft entered.

The wind forecast has dropped from a gusty 17kts to a cyclonic variable 3 – 5kts, potentially favouring a well-sailed GP 14 or IDRA 14 over the planing dinghies that need the power to reach optimum speeds.

As Afloat reported previously, this is a novelty Charity race in aid to the RNLI, with the aim of creating a spectacle for all those strollers on the piers.

Viking Marine dinghy Christmas Cracker - The course as above, will feature marks in the extreme corners of Dun Laoghaire harbourViking Marine dinghy Christmas Cracker - The course as above, will feature marks in the extreme corners of Dun Laoghaire harbour

DMYC Organiser Neil colin told Afloat, "Currently, we are almost halfway to the 90 entry cap limit set, entries are listed on the DMYC website, alongside the entry form and a link to donate to the RNLI.

"We would like to encourage all entrants to decorate their craft, and wear festive attire, including the required buoyancy aids!"

"We are all set for 27th and look forward to this unique event. Happy Christmas!" Colin said.

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