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Zhik 2024 February Outlet - LEADERBOARD

24hr race at Coleraine Yacht Club Preview

by Leonard McNeill 7 Mar 2002 08:16 PST

This year sees the 34th 24 hour race on the River Bann, a unique event in Ireland, on as challenging a course as can be found anywhere. The combination of sweeping bends in the river, which drains 2/3 of Northern Ireland, strong tides and a narrow channel, is enough in itself to make this an exceptional race. The river runs at between 2 and 5 knots. Also to be taken into consideration are the ebb and flood.

Tactics are of paramount importance. Obviously the 1999 winners, Strathclyde University, had done their homework even if it was their first entry to this race. The fact that the team captain comes from that renowned club – West Lancs. Yacht Club – the original founders of the 24hr Race - probably assisted them somewhat!)

  • Up to the minute position fixing by computer.
  • Numerous trophies & prizes
  • Nine or more classes of craft on the water. (More would be welcome)
  • Chandlers on site - for clothing, rigging, shackles etc.
Combine this with hospitality second to none on the world famous Causeway Coast and you have an event to savour. Over the thirty-three years of its existence the event has been continually developed to the exceptionally high standard you see today. A tradition of excellence is the driving force in all that we do to make your participation in our event something to remember and repeat.
  • Friday morning & afternoon visits to the famous “Bushmills Distillery.”
  • Friday & Saturday night Discos & B.B.Q’s
  • Catering, Bars & Shop on site
  • Camping & caravan sites available as well as plenty of cheap good B&B’s
  • Happy hours throughout the weekend

All add up to one great, enjoyable sporting occasion and social weekend. Make a note in your diary to come to our race on Saturday 22nd June & Sunday 23rd June 2002.

For an information pack telephone Gerry Knight at 028-7035-5442

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