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Joker II Crew Celebrate ICRA Boat of Year & Beaufort Cup Victory at Royal Irish Yacht Club

2nd April 2017
Winning J109 skipper John Maybury (left) and Commandant Barry Byrne of the Irish Defence Forces who skippered Joker II to win the Beaufort Cup in Cork last July Winning J109 skipper John Maybury (left) and Commandant Barry Byrne of the Irish Defence Forces who skippered Joker II to win the Beaufort Cup in Cork last July

After a successful 2016 season and another in prospect later this month, the John Maybury's J109 crew from Joker II gathered at their home club in Dun Laoghaire to celebrate victory in the ICRA Nationals, the ICRA Boat of the Year Award and the Beaufort Cup, sailed as part of Cork Week with a Defence Forces crew.

The Royal Irish Yacht Club celebration featured plenty of discussion about the 2017 season where the plan is for Joker II to defend its ICRA One National title at Royal Cork in June. If Maybury is successful, it will be a record hat-trick of titles for the Dublin Bay Boat. 

Joker's first race of the summer season begins this month with the start of the DBSC season where Joker II races in the ultra competitive 20–boat Cruisers One division.

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