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National Yacht Club Launches New Match Racing Series in Elliott 6m Sportsboats

12th October 2019
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The National Yacht Club's new fleet of Elliott 6m Sportsboats will be used for the new match racing series The National Yacht Club's new fleet of Elliott 6m Sportsboats will be used for the new match racing series

No sooner than it has successfully completed the Flying Fifteen World Championships last month, the National Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay has launched its inaugural Winter Match Racing Series.

The East Pier club has acquired a fleet of four Elliott 6ms sportsboats and, after a period of setting-up and testing that included a 2k Team Racing event in September has unveiled this brand new event format. 

Typically, a match race consists of two identical boats racing against each other. 

The National Yacht Club already has teams of U30s / Ensign Members lined up for the Sunday Round Robin series and are opening up the Saturday Series for all NYC members to constitute and register teams of three people.

NYC Match racing

At the 2k event in September, 30 sailors took to the water in Dun Laoghaire Harbour for that event including teams from The National Yacht Club (U30 and U25 teams), The Royal St George Yacht Club, Royal Cork Yacht Club, and the Sorento Sailing Club from Australia who travelled for the event.

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