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Bosun Bob's RS400s Frostie Series at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club - Preview

by Gerry Reid 6 Oct 08:34 PDT 31 October - 19 December 2021
RS400 Autumn Series on Belfast Lough © Bradley Quinn

After a hiatus of two years the Bosun Bob's RS400 Winter series is back! The much-loved Belfast Lough sailing event will kick off on Sunday the 31st October for eight consecutive weeks up to 19th December.

This event was last run in 2019 before the pandemic paused things, at that point this was one of the best supported winter events in Ireland, with a regular 18 boats on the start line and a bonanza of boats turning up for the last day, known as the Christmas race.

The web page with entry details went live on Friday, and as of Monday there were 11 entries already! Which is quite the response. This series draws boats and very talented sailors from all over the country with some boats travelling all the way from Dublin.

The PRO Gerry Reid said, "A typical Sunday race will consist of three quick fire races of about 20 minutes each. We bear in mind that it gets cold for the competitors and the event team, so we don't hang about.

"This all came about back in 2007 when a few 400 guys approached the club and asked about a few races around Halloween; this developed into its present guise of three races per day over eight weekends - the numbers just built. We are delighted to get this event going again."

Racing can be watched from the shore at Cultra, starting at 1.30pm Sunday 31st October.

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