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    Shorthanded Sailing Forum Scheduled

    November 19, 2009

    Solo & Double Handed Sailing in Ireland

    Forum Meeting, Wednesday 16th December at 1900hrs
    The National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

    In the past two years Ireland has seen remarkable success on the sailing world stage.  Two of these successes have occurred in short handed ocean racing with Damian Foxall winning the double handed Barcelona World Race in 2008 alongside French co-skipper Jean Pierre-Dick onboard the Open 60 “Paprec-Virbac”.  In June 2009 Barry Hurley won his class in the Ostar (Original Single-handed Transatlantic Race) onboard his JOD 35 “Dinah” after a two year self funded campaign.  Besides these two incredible victories there has been a large increase in the number of Irish sailors who are participating in solo & double handed sailing.  Many are travelling to take part in events in the UK and France where this type of sailing is firmly established.

    All those interested in solo & double handed yacht racing in Ireland are invited to attend this open forum meeting to put forward & discuss ideas and ways to put in place the structure and events necessary to develop this type of sailing in Irish waters.

    The meeting will include two short informative talks by Barry Hurley about his Ostar campaign and by Paul Ó Riain on his experience competing in La Solitaire du Figaro and other Figaro events in France in 2007.

    All are welcome.  RSVP below.  Those unable to attend should forward their contact details to receive minutes of the meeting and updates on developments.

    The meeting is being chaired by Olivier Prouveur, Sailing Manager at the National Yacht Club.  Olivier can be contacted as follows: or +353 (0)1 280 5725 or +353 (0)87 7936212

    Topics: Sailing | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “Shorthanded Sailing Forum Scheduled”

    1. Paul mcDermott Says:
      December 19th, 2009 at

      Hi Olivier
      Thanks for arranging the meeting it was very informative.