Poolbeg Marina recently acquired a few Ruffians. A very popular 23 ft keelboat one design, with several fleets in such place as Dun Laoghaire & Hong Kong.
So what do you with a few closely matched race boats ? You start Match Racing !
Over a few weekends, the wrinkles were ironed out. Last Saturday morning 12th November, The East-Link Bridge was raised and the newest racing fleet of Ruffians in the world went up from Poolbeg.
A start line was dropped across from the pontoon between The East-Link Bridge and The Samuel Beckett Bridge. Windward and leeward marks positioned and for the first time that I know, Match Racing was held on the River Liffey.
To be Continued ...