Friday, July 31, 2009


East Coast FM has joined forces with the Wicklow Sailing club to give one of the country’s biggest sailing events a face lift.

The Wicklow Sailing Club which is the home of the world famous Round Ireland Yacht Race will host The East Coast FM, East Coast Regatta, a new annual event which is open to all clubs along the East coast.

The main event races will take place on Sunday the 2nd of August while feeder races will be held on Saturday the 1st of August.

Rear commodore sail David O’Gorman says the new annual regatta is part of the Wicklow regatta festival, which is Ireland’s oldest festival and sees East Coast FM as its main sponsor for the regatta.

Co-sponsorship of the regatta is being provided by Yacht Agencies Ireland Limited, the main suppliers of all sailing and marine equipment for the event.

Apart from the sailing there will also be a full programme of entertainment on shore at and around the club house with live music on Saturday evening, with the East Coast FM road show out in force on the Sunday.