SOUTHWORTH said, 'This is a great class and a prestigious title. We are planning to retain the J/24 European title for Great Britain, and are delighted to welcome Shirley and her crew to the event. Hopefully she'll encourage fellow Olympians back to the original and still best one design class.'
With over 40 entries from throughout Europe and also one entry from New Zealand, the competitors in the Dubarry J/24 European Championship benefit directly from the sponsorship provided by Dubarry, with the top ten winning boats getting their crew kitted out in Dubarry's performance GORE-TEX® boots and deck shoes. Dubarry will also be presenting memorable perpetual trophies, which are life sized pewter replicas of Dubarry's Shamrock boot and Clipper deck shoe.