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Conor Haughey of Malahide is “Sailor of the Month (Offshore)” for December

1st January 2022
Dedicated long-distance sailor Conor Haughey took nights at sea as they came to win Line Honours in the 2021 ARC +
Dedicated long-distance sailor Conor Haughey took nights at sea as they came to win Line Honours in the 2021 ARC +

Conor Haughey of Malahide admits to an addiction. It’s to saltwater and long-distance voyaging. But though he has made several transoceanic passages, it wasn’t until he bought the comfortable yet swift Moody 54DS Hibernian that he reckoned he could take on the ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) from the Canaries to the Caribbean in a reasonably competitive style, while continuing to be crewed by friends.

They elected to do the ARC +, the two-stage version which takes in a stop at the Cape Verde islands, and it was the second stage from the Cape Verdes to Grenada that saw Hibernian confirm her position as one of the flyers in the fleet. She swept in to the finish ahead of expected time on December 3rd to take Line Honours in Class and in the Cruising Division, neatly ahead of an impressive fleet that included a notable number of much larger craft.

Swift yet comfortable – Conor Haughey’s stylish Hibernian, a Moody 54DS, proved a successful competitor at the December finish of the Transatlantic 2021 ARC +Swift yet comfortable – Conor Haughey’s stylish Hibernian, a Moody 54DS, proved a successful competitor at the December finish of the Transatlantic 2021 ARC +

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