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Eithne Payne, Brian Wolfe, Author, and Tom MacSweeney, Marine Writer and Broadcaster, in jovial mood at the launch of the eagerly awaited  National 18 Dinghy Book at the Royal Cork Yacht Club(11.12.13). Picture Robert Bateman) Books available from Ivan Wolfe, +353 87 9475147

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Nat 18 Book Launch Press Invite

The National 18, a 75 year history

You are all invited to attend the launch of Brian Wolfe’s book: The National 18-foot Dinghy. Documenting the boat’s 75-year history This book is an essential in any sailors, boat restorers or builders library and details all of the championships and sailors who were and are, involved with the class along its great history. The […]

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Prototype National 18 New Report

Hi All It’s been an action packed SIX weeks of National 18 sailing with a difference. Who’d have thought we’d be 18 sailing in late Nov… We launched the National 18 prototype just over six weeks ago. What a boat. She slid out of the truck needing only four people to lift her. Aquaholics on […]

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Prototype National 18 Report

We received the prototype N18 3 weeks ago amid great excitement. We needed to commission and test her over the first two weekends but over the last few days we really turned her loose. Summary observations so far are:- · Great looking boat, much admired and very well built. · Very stable and manageable in […]

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