Kinsale prepares for Irish National Dragon Championship

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Kinsale prepares for Irish National Dragon Championship

Post by KYCdragonclasscaptain » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:24 pm

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Kinsale Yacht Club hosts the Cantor Fitzgerald sponsored Irish National Dragon Championship in mid-September.

Joining the local Dragon fleet for the event will be boats from the UK, along with the Irish fleets from Dublin and Glandore. Expected to be in contention for the National title will be local boat Little Fella along with Dublin boats Jaguar and defending champions Phantom; the latter two finished in the top 5 at the 2016 Edinburgh Cup in Abersoch, Wales. And entries from further afield have also been known to win the Irish title in previous years.

Kinsale Dragon Class Captain Eoghan O'Neill commented "It's always a privilege to host a Dragon event in KYC and in particular the National Championship as it is the highlight of our racing calendar. September is a good month for racing in the waters off Kinsale so it should be a great event. We are very grateful to Cantor Fitzgerald who is our Title Sponsor for the event; they are a Global name in stockbroking and investment services"

Cantor Fitzgerald's Daniel Murphy added "This is our second major sponsorship of a sailing event in Kinsale and we would like to wish all the participants an enjoyable stay in Kinsale and great sailing for the event. I will be on the water myself and look forward to seeing the cream of Irish Dragon racing in action"

The event runs from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th September inclusive. Further details on http://www.kyc.ie

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