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Irish National Championships

Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:02 pm
by Webmaster
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Glandore to host Irish National Dragon Championships

Glandore Harbour Yacht Club (GHYC) has been chosen by the Irish Dragon Association to host the 2018 National Dragon Championship from 6-9 September.

Boats will come from all over Ireland, to enjoy four days of highly competitive racing between the top Irish Dragon sailors, joined by some boats from UK adding an international flavour.

GHYC is currently home to the largest Dragon fleet in Ireland, with 16 resident Dragons, including one of the oldest racing wooden Dragons 'Gypsy', helmed by veteran yachting guru Don Street.

Fehily Timoney, a Cork based multidisciplinary management, engineering and environmental consultancy company has made it possible for GHYC to host this prestigious event through the sponsorship by their Managing Director, Eamon Timoney, himself an active Dragon sailor in the GHYC fleet and a generous supporter of local sporting events.

"The complex set of skills required to race Dragons are very similar to those needed to run an effective engineering company" said Eamon. The winning boat needs a clear strategy on the water, strong pre-race preparation, high levels of technical knowledge, great teamwork, and strong leadership."

GHYC is preparing to support the largest number of Dragons participating in the National Championship for many years, due to the size of the resident fleet, and the attraction of the beautiful Glandore Harbour and its friendly pubs.