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Cork Harbour's Dinghy Fest 2017 Launched at Royal Cork Yacht Club

6th June 2017
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Dinghy launch – Nick Bendon of CH Marine, Paul O’Regan Harbour Master with Port of Cork, Vice Admiral RCYC Pat Farnan, Sarah McKeown of Port of Cork, Event Chairman Nicolas O’Leary, Rear Admiral Dinghies RCYC Stephen O’Shaughnessy. Dinghy launch – Nick Bendon of CH Marine, Paul O’Regan Harbour Master with Port of Cork, Vice Admiral RCYC Pat Farnan, Sarah McKeown of Port of Cork, Event Chairman Nicolas O’Leary, Rear Admiral Dinghies RCYC Stephen O’Shaughnessy. Photo: Bob Bateman

Now the largest stand alone dinghy festival event in the country, the official launch of Cork Dinghy Fest took place in the Royal Cork Yacht Club last week with representatives from event sponsors, CH Marine, Zhik and the Port of Cork all present. Chairman for the event Nicolas O’Leary was accompanied by Royal Cork Yacht Club Vice Admiral Pat Farnan and Rear Admiral for Dinghies Stephen O’Shaughnessy.

Nicolas O’Leary, event chairman is looking forward to another great event and was very excited with the new introduction of the extreme fleet for the 2017 event, the arena style racing for foiling Moths and 29’er etc. will be a great spectacle for everyone.

2017 is gearing up to be a great event, says O'Leary, who says it was great to have such support from our sponsors this year.

As previously reported by Afloat.ie, returning to Cork Dinghy Fest are the ever strong and growing RS fleet of RS 400’s, 200’s and Fevas. The feature event this year is the RS 200 National Championships and Euro Cup, and having seen a surge in popularity in Cork this winter, over 30 boats are expected in the RS 200 fleet alone.

Also return is the 420 class, they will be deciding their national champion again during Cork Dinghy Fest. While the National 18-foot class will be holding their National Championships.

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