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Conor Doyle of Kinsale is Sailor of the Month (Offshore) for October

1st November 2022
Big boat, big crew lineup of a stellar cast – Conor Doyle (centre) with his class-winning crew in Valetta
Big boat, big crew lineup of a stellar cast – Conor Doyle (centre) with his class-winning crew in Valetta

While the IRC may still be the rating system of choice in northwest Europe, any movement of the action in any international direction quickly finds your boat and crew are soon into hotly competitive offshore racing events where the ORC gets equal ranking.

This was the case for Conor Doyle of Kinsale and his large crew of all the talents when they arrived with his elegant X-50 Freya to be the only Irish entrant for the Middle Sea Race 2022 from Malta.

But it’s now a double-system setup which they embrace with enthusiasm, as Freya won ORC 3 - a popular success for a highly-regarded and enthusiastic owner-skipper.

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