Dun Laoghaire Race Officer Con Murphy To Run Bangor Town Regatta

Posted: 18/4/2022

    Con Murphy from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is an internationally known sailor and International Race Officer. So Bangor Town Regatta will be in safe hands as he will be the Principal Race Officer for the event to be hosted by the Royal Ulster Yacht Club at the end of June in Belfast Lough. He will have a local team helping cover the race areas.

    During his long association with the world of sailing competitions which included Race Officer on the 49er course at the 2016 Rio Olympics, among other roles Con has been Race Director/PRO for Dun Laoghaire Regatta since its inception in 2011 also RO for the biennial Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race for many years. But it’s not all Committee boat work. He has raced many different classes and now regularly competes in the Water Wags in Dun Laoghaire and Shannon One Designs from Lough Ree and Lough Derg Yacht Clubs.

    Con’s wife Cathy will be helping as a Timekeeper in Bangor. She has been sailing since a teenager and raced a 470 at the Seoul Olympics.  She crewed with Con on Steve Fossett’s record-breaking trimaran Lakota in the 1993 Round Ireland Race and is now very active in the Water Wag and Shannon ODs classes.  

    Con says he is “looking forward to Bangor Week - we've done many Laser and Multihull and SB3 events on Belfast Lough over the years and have happy memories of camping on the RUYC Tennis Courts to the east of the clubhouse”.

    Article by Betty Armstrong

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