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Frank Guy of the Shannon One Designs is “Sailor of the Month (Inland)” for July

2nd August 2022
The Master of the Lakes - Shannon OD Champion Frank Guy
The Master of the Lakes - Shannon OD Champion Frank Guy Credit: Helena Bergin

For most of their hundred years, the unique 18-foot Shannon One Designs have kept themselves to themselves in their secret world of Ireland’s great lakes. But in July 2022, they went unprecedently public with their Centenary celebrated in two special two-day regattas at their historic bases at Lough Derg YC (founded 1835) and Lough Ree YC (founded 1770).

The month’s fluctuating weather served up some very demanding conditions indeed, testing both light and heavy (sometimes very heavy) weather skills.

It took dedication and skill to come in as overall leader in the combined results in the large fleet, but Frank Guy and his well-proven team on No 142 (built 1990) proved able for the challenge. Team

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