The inaugural International Schools Team Racing Championships will take place in Schull, West Cork from the 18th –20th March.
16 teams are entered, with Tabor Academy and Cape Cod Academy sending four teams from the USA arriving on the 16th, in time to take part in the Schull St Patricks Day parade with the Schull teams.
The international event has developed from Schull Sailing Teams traveling every two years since 2007 to visit US schools in the New England area, hopefully this will be a biennial event.
Four teams are coming from the UK, including Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, James Alexander Gordon and Burford schools.
The American schools are doing home stay with the Schull sailors.
Eight teams are entered from Ireland, mainly from Munster with one team from the RstGYC.