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Conor Fogerty and Susan Glenny enter SSE Renewables Round Ireland Yacht Race

by Conor & Susan 26 Jul 22:22 PDT 22 August 2020
Conor Fogerty and Susan Glenny enter the SSE Renewables Round Ireland Yacht Race © Rachel Fallon-Langdon

Irish offshore sailors Conor Fogerty and Susan Glenny have announced their two handed entry, "Total Produce" to the challenging SSE Renewables Round Ireland Yacht Race which will commence on the 22nd August 2020 from Wicklow. The 704 nautical mile race around Ireland from Wicklow to Wicklow was postponed in June due to Covid 19 and is now scheduled to go ahead in August.

Conor and Susan have been sailing together since 2018 and this will be their second joint entry to the Round Ireland Race Last year it was announced that mixed pairs offshore keelboat racing would be a new Olympic class at the Paris 2024 Olympics and from inception Conor and Susan have expressed their intention to qualify to represent Ireland in 2024.

For the Round Ireland Race the pair will race aboard their state of the art foiling Beneteau Figaro 3 race yacht, "Total Produce.". The 35 ft Yacht was the first IRC foiling boat in Ireland and is one of a selection of yachts that could be used for the 2024 Olympic event.

Susan Glenny: "It's fantastic to be competing again in the Round Ireland Race after everything that has happened this year. We are delighted to have the support from Total Produce."

Conor Fogerty: "The Round Ireland Race is one of Ireland's premier sailing events and like many sporting events, it has been unclear if it would be able to go ahead this year. Hopefully the restarting of key sport events will give confidence to community's that we are moving towards a more normal way of life again."

Vincent Dolan, Group Marketing Director, Total Produce: "We wish Conor and Susan the best of luck with the Round Ireland Race and we will be keeping track on their progress."

Conor Fogerty from Howth was Afloat Sailor of the year in 2017 and Glenny who's family are from Kilkerly, Louth is the highest scoring female skipper in the RORC global offshore sailing series 2019. Both are extremely experienced offshore sailors with over 35 transatlantic crossings between them.

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