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Mark Hassett is Sailor of the Month (Team Racing) for November 2019

2nd December 2019
RStGYC Commodore Peter Bowring (centre) with the winning Baltimore SC team including captain Mark Hassett (second right) RStGYC Commodore Peter Bowring (centre) with the winning Baltimore SC team including captain Mark Hassett (second right)

The 71st annual National Team Racing Championship hosted by Royal St George YC in the mid-November weekend attracted 16 squads from all over Ireland, and it was one of the furthest-travelled teams - Baltimore Sailing Club - which went home with the honours after a convincing 3-0 win in the finals against a hyper-talented squad – including an Olympic sailor – which sailed under the moniker of Fast Not Furious. Ably led by West Cork-based sailor Mark Hassett, Baltimore kept their cool against everything that the rest of Ireland and particularly Leinster could throw at them, and Captain Mark Hassett carries the “Sailor of the Month” honour on behalf of his team-mates Fionnn Lyden, Johnny Durcan, Amy Harrington, Trudy O’Hara and Adam Hyland.

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