Here at North Sails Ireland, we have had a fantastic start to this year's J109 class season writes Maurice O'Connell. The East Coast Championships in the National YC that featured North Sails Ireland as an event sponsor boasted a strong fleet of 10 boats and the overall winner wasn't decided until the finish of the last race.
It was a great event for North Sails in that the overall winner, Tim and Richard Goodbody's "White Mischief" raced the event using her three-year-old North 3Di jibs and her six-year-old A2 spinnaker. This was a fantastic testament to our sails' outstanding durability and performance lifespan. She also flew her 2018 3Di mainsail and her 2018 A4 spinnaker on the Sunday.
Second overall was "Jalapeno", skipped by Paul Barrington who flew her new 3Di Code 1 jib to win the DBSC coastal series on the Saturday which set her up for the battle with "White Mischief" on the Sunday.
Third overall was class captain Andrew Craig's "Chimaera" flying her full North Sails inventory including her 2019 Code 1 and 2 jibs.
"Our great clients did us proud last weekend and congratulations to "White Mischief" in winning with her 2016 jibs and 2012 spinnaker. Even though "White Mischief" regularly wins in DBSC racing, we are really delighted that her three and six-year-old sails are still performing at the top end of the championship fleet", said Nigel Young, manager of North Sails Ireland.
The next class event will be the National Championships in October, which will be again sponsored by North Sails.