Top Sailing Event For Fenit This Weekend

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SAILING enthusiasts are in for a treat this weekend with top racing coming to Fenit.

Tralee Bay Maritime Centre along with Tralee Bay Sailing Club are hosting some of the best sailors in the country in a spectacular sailing competition, The 49er Nationals and Skiff Open from Friday, September 22 to Sunday, September 24.

“This is the top end of competitive dinghy sailing,” said Brian O’Sullivan of Tralee Bay Maritime Centre.

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“We will have several past and certainly potential olympians compete in what are the fastest type of sailing dinghy in the Olympics. We expect somewhere between 10 and 20 boats, helmed and crewed by the fittest of young, highly competitive sailors. The action will be right alongside the pier in Fenit from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, with plenty of thrills and spills no doubt. This should be a unique spectator event, with Fenit Pier being a brilliant viewing spot and Fenit Harbour being second to none for such an event,” said Brian.

Sounds very exciting indeed so to find out more check out the event’s Facebook page by clicking here

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