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Record 29 Teams to Do Battle for the Elmo Team Racing Trophy at Royal St. George Yacht Club

26th August 2022
With 29 teams and five flights, this weekend's Elmo Cup will be the biggest team racing event ever sailed in Ireland
With 29 teams and five flights, this weekend's Elmo Cup will be the biggest team racing event ever sailed in Ireland.

An impressive 29 teams (which means 174 sailors) will battle for team racing's Elmo Trophy in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this weekend.

Five flights of firefly dinghies (which means 30 boats) will be launched from the Royal Saint George Yacht Club on Saturday morning.  This youth team racing event for sailors aged 19 and under launched in 2015 and has grown steadily ever since.

With 29 teams and five flights, it will be the biggest team racing event ever sailed in Ireland.

This year sees new entries from Donegal (Rathmullan Sailing Club) and Ballyholme (Topper veterans) along with many returning competitors.  The home team will be looking to defend the title with one of its many teams, but is expecting close competition from their neighbours in the National Yacht Club.

Over 200 races are hoped for over the weekend with finals around 3 O'Clock on Sunday.

While of course, the sailing is important, the uniquely social element of Team racing will lend itself well to the competitors' dinner on Saturday night, where the tables are set for 195!

Published in Team Racing, RStGYC
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