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Royal Cork 'Dinghy Fest 2019' Call to Classes

6th July 2018
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Royal Cork organisers are making an early call to classes, such as the RS200 for Dinghy Fest 2019 Royal Cork organisers are making an early call to classes, such as the RS200 for Dinghy Fest 2019 Photo: Bob Bateman

With a year to go to Cork Dinghy Fest 2019, the Royal Cork Yacht Club Organising Committee is reaching out to 'all classes' to get in touch and express their interest in hosting a regional event at Dinghy Fest.

While dates are currently being finalised, July 5th - 7th is the current proposal for the multi-fleet week.

This will be the third running of the event which, says organiser Alex Barry, has proven to be 'a big hit both on and off the water'.

As a former All Ireland Sailing Champion, Barry wrote previously on Afloat.ie about the need to inject more fun into dinghy sailing, especially for youth sailors

The Cork Harbour dinghy ace said in December 2016, 'friendship is key to keeping Ireland’s youth dinghy sailing classes alive'.

He noted that more needed to be done for over-16s “who just want to have a bit of fun, go to a few events camping, and be with their friends. Read more on this here.

Meanwhile, classes should contact Alex Barry [email protected] or Kieran O’Connell [email protected] for Dinghy Fest 2019 details.

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