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National Yacht Club to Host J109 Irish Championships, 14 Boat Fleet Expected

29th May 2014
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14 J109s are expected for July's Irish Nationals on Dublin Bay
National Yacht Club to Host J109 Irish Championships, 14 Boat Fleet Expected

#j109 – After several seasons of success on both inshore and offshore circuits, the Irish J109 class is expanding and hopes are high that the Irish title to be decided in Dun Laoghaire and not Cork as previoulsy announced, will be a 14–boat event.

London 2012 Olympic race officer Jack Roy will be in charge of the National Championships from Friday 18th July to Sunday 20th July at the National Yacht Club. Wires were previously crossed when a January piece indicated Cork Week would be the 2014 venue.

The Irish J109 fleet is expanding with two new new boats joining the Irish fleet this year.

There is now also a number of J109s from Wales and the West coast of UK participating in Irish events.

The 'Celtic Sea' area now boasts16 boats and the Irish class has forged much closer ties with UK sailors to promote a competitive sailing scene for the J109s.

The hope is to have at least 14 boats on the start line for the Dublin Bay Nationals.

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