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After a successful Irish campaign that included wins in the 260-mile K2Q race from Dun Laoghaire to Cork Harbour and a Cork Week coastal win in July, the top Welsh J109 returned home to dominate the IRC Welsh National Championships.

The championships were again held at Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre, with race management by Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club and the Royal Dee Yacht Club. They enjoyed excellent sailing conditions over the three days.

The three-day championship consisted of an IRC class competing for the Welsh National Champion title and a cruiser class racing under the progressive NHC rating system.

The event got underway with a Commodores reception on the deck at Plas Heli on Thursday and a great BBQ party with the Jac Dobson a'r band on Friday evening.

The IRC class enjoyed three days of racing various courses, managed by the RDYC from the Royal Dee committee boat Bacardee, in mainly light north westerly winds.

In form Mojito, fresh from an IRC Coastal class win at Cork Week Regatta, started with a win in race one and continued to win five more races out of the nine races sailed.

Second place was last year's winner Imposter (Richard Fildes), with Darling XX (Stephen Williams) third.

The NHC class enjoyed six races, managed by the PSC race management team from the PSC bridge, around the club's fixed marks and St Tudwals Islands. This class had very close racing with the progressive handicap system working well. Quattro (Avril banks) and Crud y Awel (Pete Driver) tied the class going into the last day, with Quattro (Avril Banks) winning the NHC cruiser class after a fine win in the previous race.

The final day's prizegiving was conducted on the deck at Plas Heli with prizes and trophies presented by PSC Commodore Gerallt Williams and RDYC Commodore Charlie Jones.

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The successful Welsh J109 Mojito (Vicky Cox and Peter Dunlop) that was crowned K2Q and Cork Week Coastal Class Champion earlier this month on the south coast returns to the east coast of Ireland for the last offshore fixture of July as the favourite in ISORA's for Saturday's ISORA cross-channel race from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli in North Wales.

Up to 11 starters from a pool of 21, including and six from Wales, are expected for Race No. 10 in the Musto ISORA 2022 Series and ISORA's sixth offshore race.

Royal St. George Swan 60, Lee Overlay Partners is expected to make her ISORA debut and the Northern Ireland yacht Excession from Belfast Lough is also slated to compete.

Samatom, the Grand Soleil 44, owned By Bob Rendell from Howth is racing to PwllheliSamatom, the Grand Soleil 44, owned By Bob Rendell from Howth is racing to Pwllheli

From 0800 hours, starting from Dun Laoghaire Harbour the fleet will sail to South Arklow to finish off Pwllheli. 

The course is approximately 120 miles long.

The course is as follows: STARTING LINE at Dun Laoghaire, Muglins Island (S) ISORA Dublin Bay Virtual Mark N53o17.110 W6o00.100 (P), South Arklow Cardinal Buoy N52o40.234’ W 5o58.767’(P) FINISH LINE – at Pwllheli 

Winds are forecast to be westerly at 10 knots with gusts up to 16  at start time.

Entrants for Race No. 10 in the Musto ISORA 2022 SeriesEntrants for Race No. 10 in the Musto ISORA 2022 Series

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28 sailing boats, the biggest fleet asembled so far is entered for tomorrow's (Saturday) Dun Laoghaire – M2 Buoy – Dun Laoghaire race starting at 10 am. This is the eighth race of the ISORA series and it is organised in conjunction with the Royal Alfred Yacht Club. The start line will be located in Scotsman's Bay. An updated entry list was published last night and is available for download below.
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