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Dublin Bay Mathews Brothers Take Third in RORC's Dubai to Muscat Race

13th February 2022
Brian and Ian Mathews of the National Yacht Club took third overall in IRC on Phil Ellerby's British XC45 Exodus
Brian and Ian Mathews of the National Yacht Club took third overall in IRC on Phil Ellerby's British XC45 Exodus

Dublin Bay brothers Brian and Ian Mathews of the National Yacht Club took third overall in IRC in RORC's Dubai to Muscat (D2M) Race.

In a 360-mile race that features the Strait of Hormuz and avoids Iranian exclusion zones, the brothers – who are both officers with Dublin Bay Sailing Club  – were racing on Phil Ellerby's British XC45 Exodus. 

Another Irish crewed boat in the 29th edition of the race was the Northern Ireland yacht Shebeen (George Dickson). 

Exodus finished the course in four minutes short of two days of racing to be third on IRC and fourth in line honours in the 16-boat fleet.

The race is the longest offshore race in the Gulf region for modern keelboats, sailing around the Musandam Peninsula.

It is organised by the United Arab Emirates Sailing & Rowing Federation (“UAE SARF”) and Dubai Offshore Sailing Club (“DOSC”) in association with the Oman Maritime Sports Committee.

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Published in RORC, DBSC, National YC Team

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