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Shannon One Designs (SODs) Confirmed for Cong Race

26th April 2013
Shannon One Designs (SODs) Confirmed for Cong Race

#sod – The Annual Shannon-One-Design regatta will take place on Lough Corrib from Lisloughrey Pier in Cong. Co. Mayo and 15 boats are already confirmed.

The Regatta, which is for Shannon-One-Designs (SOD's) was first run in 1960 and has been run at various locations around the lake since then, including Oughterard, Inishambo and Lisloughrey.

Shannon- One-Designs are handmade 18 foot clinker built boats with a mainsail of 140 square feet and a crew of three, designed by Morgan Giles in 1920 and are the second oldest one design dinghy in the world and they boast the largest fleet of any classic one design in Ireland.

On Saturday three races will take place in close proximity to Ashford Castle. On Sunday, weather permitting there will be a passage race to Cornnamona where sandwiches and refreshments will be enjoyed in Johnny O'Malley's pub where our sailors can practice their Gaeilige before racing back to Lisloughrey. This is the only Gaeltacht area that the SOD's race in each year. Monday racing will take place between the islands of Inchagill and Inchmicatreer. Prize giving afterwards in Lydon's Lodge Hotel. Team

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