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Justin Slattery is Sailor of the Month (International) for January

1st February 2022
With his involvement in the 100ft Comanche’s record-breaking Transatlantic race performance, Justin Slattery has shown the way into 2022 for Irish international sailing
With his involvement in the 100ft Comanche’s record-breaking Transatlantic race performance, Justin Slattery has shown the way into 2022 for Irish international sailing

Only an exceptional international elite of sailors can provide the expertise to function as a team in getting record-breaking race-winning performances out of a super-maxi like the 100ft Comanche. But when she achieved both those pinnacles in January’s RORC Transatlantic Race under the command of Mitch Booth, Justin Slattery – now of Cork and originally from Wexford - was yet again in her crew, adding another success highlight to a long and glittering international offshore career which has included two overall wins in the Volvo Ocean Race round the world race.

For ordinary sailors, the very thought of trying to control the enormous and varying loads created by Comanche’s huge spread of sail is scary in itself. For Justin Slattery, it is all in a day’s very fulfilling work and - not for the first time – he is our Sailor of the Month (International), this time for January 2022.

Comanche on the way to the record and the overall win in the RORC Transatlantic Race in January. It takes a second glance to realize this happily planning dinghy is 100ft LOA…….Photo: RORCComanche on the way to the record and the overall win in the RORC Transatlantic Race in January. It takes a second glance to realize this happily planning dinghy is 100ft LOA…….Photo: RORC

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