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CIT to represent Ireland at World Student Yachting Championships

CIT will represent Ireland for the fourth time in five years at the Student Yachting World Cup in La Trinité France and are seeking some help with sponsorship. The event will be held during the last week in October and the team members in these difficult times are struggling with obtaining sponsorship to help cover their costs to attend the competition.

The majority of the team consists of the regular crew on Tiger, the Faroux designed quarter tonner that enjoyed an excellent season of results. CIT’s Crew Boss Joe Bruen won two National and two European titles this summer. Sailing at the IRC Nationals on board Tiger and with George Kenefick (also the CIT helm), at the helm they won the Corinthian division at the Quarter Ton Cup. Joe also crewed aboard the Mark Mansfield /Terry English “Gut Rot”winning both the 1720 European and National Championships. George Kenefick was the guest helm on Michael Kershaw’s ‘Chimp’ the recent overall winner of the 2011 Half Ton Cup Classic Series at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club.

Cork Institute of Technology has a high record of success in the Student World Championship. They were runners up in 2007, won the championship in 2008, and placed fourth in 2009.  They have high hopes of making history by bringing the cup back to Ireland for the second time in 5 years.

CIT have been generously supported by AVIS Ireland/ Johnson and Perrot Motor Group who are providing them with a van to drive to the championship in France. However, they are seeking a main sponsor for the Academic year and not just the championship as they also have a flight of fireflies that travel to the college events throughout the season. The sponsor’s logo will be prominently displayed at events throughout the academic year and on the CIT website.

If you are interested in supporting the team and need more information visit or alternatively email your support will very much appreciated.

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