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J109 racing on Dublin Bay
The Irish J109 Irish Championships scheduled for Dublin Bay this weekend has been cancelled 'due to a lack of entries'. Seven entries had been received but deemed 'not viable to proceed' with the championship, according to a statement issued by…
Finbarr O’Regan’s J109 Artful DodJer was the KYC Spaleen Trophy winner
After a break of a few years caused by the pandemic, Kinsale Yacht Club’s annual RNLI fundraising night has returned. A strong fleet of seventeen cruisers took part in the race for the Spalpeen Trophy which for many years the…
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…
At the heart of it – John Maybury in the midst of crew and Flag Officers at Volvo Cork Week with one of the many trophies won by ICRA Nats 2022 Champion Joker II
The complexities of Volvo Cork Week 2022 may have obscured some of the important National Championships taking place within it and its many classes. But aboard the more serious boats, the “hidden target” was the ICRA Nationals 2022, and the…
As well as winning Cork Week's IRC Two division, John Maybury (pictured with one of his trophies) and his Royal Irish J109 Joker II crew were crowned ICRA IRC 2 champions and ICRA's overall winner for 2022
Last week's Cork Week regatta incorporated the Irish Cruiser Racer National Championships for 2022 and produced a list of National Champions that reads like a who's who of the Irish cruiser-racer scene. As previously reported, in IRC 2, the immaculate scoreline of…
Mojito on the last day of Cork Week 2022, capturing the Coastal division prize. The winning Welsh J109 crew in action. from left to right are: Victoria Cox, Peter Dunlop, Anthony Doyle, Dave Jackson, Sammo Jones, Charlotte Greenhalgh, Mike Manzke, Nick Smith and Mark O’Connor
A win for Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox's J109 Mojito in July's inaugural 260-mile K2Q Dun Laoghaire to Cork via Fastnet Race, followed by an overall win of the IRC Coastal Division of Volvo Cork Week, is a highlight of…
John Maybury's Joker II crew from the Royal Irish Yacht Club had five wins from nine races to become IRC Two Division Cork Week champion by a big margin of 12 points
16 teams had windward leeward and round the cans courses over the five days at Cork Week. John Maybury’s J/109 Joker 2 with a team from the Royal Irish YC, is the ICRA class champion. Joker 2 scored four race wins…
The coastal class with 21 boats was the biggest IRC division at Cork Week 2022
Back at mid-week at Cork Week, we referred to Peter Dunlop with the J/109 Mojito from Pwllheli as the Steady Eddy of the Coastal IRC Class, and he upped his sold game a tiny bit for the final and closest…
The Key Yachting J99 entry Jam from the Royal Southern YC competing in Cork Week IRC Two
Cork Week Class IRC Two leader, John Maybury’s J/109 Joker 2 from the Royal Irish YC, scored a seventh in the first race of the day but came fighting back with a win and a second place to all but…
Overall IRC leader John Maybury’s J/109 Joker 2 leads the spinnaker charge out of Cork Harbour
John Maybury’s J/109 Joker 2 from the Royal Irish YC in Dun Laoghaire won Wednesday’s Day three Cork Week IRC 2 race by nearly three minutes from Pat Kelly’s J/109 Storm from Rush/Howth YC. The Evans Brothers racing J/99 Snapshot…
National champion J109 Joker II leads Cork Week IRC Two after three races sailed
J/109 designs continue to dominate the 16-strong IRC Two Class on Day Two of Cork Week. John Maybury’s J/109 Joker 2 from the Royal Irish YC won today’s race by under a minute on time correction from Finbarr O'Regan’s J/109…
J/109s racing Wave Regatta at Howth. This weekend’s Wave will include the class’s Eastern Championship
When a weather forecast looks just too good to be true, usually with hindsight we’re able to say that it was. But at the moment, the forecast for Howth’s Wave Regatta (starting this Friday, June 3rd) for three days of…
John Maybury's Joker 2 crew from the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour are racing on a chartered J122 and currently lying second in the Les Voiles de St Barths regatta. It has been a week of big…
Jelly Baby ready for the road north
Kevin O’Neill’s boat-shed at Kirkistown on the Ards Peninsula in Co Down has seen many boat restorations, the most recent being the MGRS 34, Twenty Twenty for Rex Robinson of Dublin Bay (renamed Debbie R in memory of his late…
Peter Dunlop and Victoria Cox’s champion J/109 Mojito is entered into June's Wave Regatta at Howth
Peter Dunlop and Victoria Cox’s champion J/109 ‘Mojito’ is the first UK entry for this year's Wave Regatta in Howth Yacht Club in June. The Pwllheli Sailing Club boat from North Wales is a regular and prominent force on the…
A file photo of the 2017 Turkey Shoot regular Dear Prudence. The J/109 is leading overall in the 2021 DBSC Series
The J/109 Dear Prudence is the overall leader of the mixed cruiser DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay after three of seven races sailed.  The 1720 sportsboat 'What did you Break?' that led until race two is now in…

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