this is our sport. and isn’t it beautiful?
The boat is our beloved Shannon One Design. It’s a boat that was first produced in 1921. It’s wooden. clinker built with a crew of three. It’s sailed only on Lough Ree and Lough Derg on the river Shannon in Ireland. Despite that, it enjoys a very active racing scene. It’s not uncommon to find three generations of the same family racing together , which is pretty cool in a boat that’s not immune to capsizing and that can frequently beat a laser around a course.
This video drone footage is by Oscar Lubliner, a sixteen year old who’s got a good eye in my opinion. Shot at Lough Ree Yacht Club which will be celebrating it’s 250th anniversary next year, making it one of the oldest yacht clubs in the world. – Anarchist John.