Colleen Class Fleet Racing
The first Colleen Class boats produced by Novatecnia, Buenos Aires, Argentina - an appropriate build location considering the history of the class - joined revival prototype COLLEEN BAWN in the summer of 2009 for fleet racing in Dublin Bay by Colleens for the first time in 100 years.
More info from firstname.lastname@example.org &
Tel: +353 (0)87 138 4789
C.E. Marking/ R.C.D. Approval
During 2005, following surveys by naval architect Theo Rye which included
stability and buoyancy tests, the Colleen Class received Class 3
Certification under the E.U.'s Recreational Craft Directive, better known
as "C.E. Marking". This means that she is approved to sail with a total of
crew of 4.
Apart from the official approval, COLLEEN BAWN is now well tried and tested
and has performed admirably in conditions in excess of 20 knots. She has
proven to be a stable and comfortable day cruiser and a performance racing
craft, winning several regattas even when crewed by just two senior
citizens (Hal Sisk and Jim Nugent)! The upgrades relate mainly to the use
of modern materials, ergonomic seating and a neat internal outboard motor
well. However, the original one design hull, rig and displacement are
She's attended regattas and rallies in Irish and Scandinavian waters,
including: racing at Glandore Classic Regatta; rounding the famous Fastnet
Rock during Irish Cruising Club's 75th Anniversary Cruise in West Cork,
Ireland; joining the Blekinge Archipelago Raid in Sweden; and she's been a
regular attendee in Dublin Bay Sailing Club's evening cruiser/ racer
series, giving the modern cruisers a run for their money.