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Great Weekend for North Sails Ireland as HYC J109 'Storms' Kip Regatta & RStGYC J122 'Aurelia' Wins ISORA

14th May 2018
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The J97 "Windjammer" (Denis Power & Lindsay Casey) was first in IRC 2, completing a win in all three IRC classes and the overall ISORA race for North Sails–powered boats The J97 "Windjammer" (Denis Power & Lindsay Casey) was first in IRC 2, completing a win in all three IRC classes and the overall ISORA race for North Sails–powered boats Photo: Afloat.ie

Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell reports that North Sails Ireland powered race boats had a 'stunning' weekend's success on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Kip Regatta

Firstly, in Kip Regatta in Scotland in the competitive 12 boat RC 35 division Pat Kelly's J109 literally 'stormed' the event scoring 2,2,1,1 over the four race series sailed in very light airs.

With input from Nigel Young from North Sails Ireland, "Storm II" is IRC-optimised with both symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers. For Kip Regatta, she was flying a newly designed 3Di mainsail and Code 2 jib plus a very special new A3 reaching kite in high tenacity polyester woven fabric.

Storm II flying her 3Di Main and Code 1 Jib at Kip Regatta1st in RC35 Division (IRC) and Boat Of The Regatta J109 "Storm II" Pat Kelly Rush Sailing Club

Speaking after the event, "Storm II" helmsman Marty O'Leary said "she was going like a rocketship, the new main is noticeaby quicker than the old one and the new A3 is mint - nearly a Code Zero. Once we had the lads on the rail, we were gone!".  Download results below.

"she was going like a rocketship, the new main is noticeably quicker than the old one"

ISORA

Secondly, In the 50–mile ISORA race on Saturday, North Sails-powered boats won all three IRC classes and the overall race.

Prof at the helm of Aurelia en route to winning ISORAProf O'Connell of North Sails Ireland at the helm of Aurelia en route to winning ISORA

As Afloat.ie previously reported here, Prof was aboard Chris and Patanne Power-Smith's "Aurelia" which took both the overall and IRC 0 win flying their new 155sqm composite A2 asymmetric.

Aurelias new Composite A2 AsymmetricAurelia's new composite A2 Asymmetric

1st Overall - J122 "Aurelia" - Chris & Patanne Power-Smith

1st IRC 0 - J122 "Aurelia" - Chris Power-Smith

1st IRC 1 - J109 "Mojito" - Peter Dunlop & Vicky Cox

1st IRC 2 - J97 "Windjammer" - Denis Power & Lindsay Casey

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