Sail Raid on the Shannon this weekend

Over 20 sail boats with crews from Japan, France, Sweden England and Ireland will participate in this weekend’s Lakelands and Inland Waterways International Sail Raid 2012.

Over 20 sail boats with crews from Japan, France, Sweden England and Ireland will participate in this weekend’s Lakelands and Inland Waterways International Sail Raid 2012.

Taking place from this Friday (14th) and running through to the following Friday the crews will sail their boats from Lough Erne to Killaloe, County Clare in seven days in a series of race stages. An immense challenge but a fun and exciting initiative, this is the first time it has been undertaken on this island.

A fun, competitive sailing event for teams of 2-3 people, using Shannon One Designs, Waterwags, and an Open Class of boats including Drabscombes, the international teams will be welcomed at Lough Erne Yacht Club for the opening night and briefing before the journey begins. Domestic sailors are also welcome to participate.

Organised by Albacore/Dacmar events, this will be run in close cooperation with the Lough Erne, Lough Ree and Lough Derg Yacht Clubs and with the assistance of the Dublin National Yacht Club.