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North Sails Ireland Team Head for Scottish Series

23rd May 2019
Chimaera is competing in this weekend's Scottish Series Chimaera is competing in this weekend's Scottish Series Photo:

The North Sails Ireland team of Nigel Young, Shane Hughes and myself, Maurice O'Connell, head to the Scottish Series today to race with our customers and against our many friends from Ireland and the UK.

J109 Chimaera

I will be racing on Andrew Craig's beautiful J109 "Chimaera" pictured above. Chimaera is showing some great early season form, finishing third in the J109 East Coasts and also winning a number of early-season DBSC races. I will be tactician with Brian Matthews navigating and John White trimming (he of the INSS man-overboard fame in Round Ireland 2018). 

Harmony Half Tonner 3420Johnny Swan's half-tonner "Harmony Photo:

Half Tonner Harmony

Nigel will be racing on Johnny Swan's half-tonner "Harmony". Johnny finished second in 2018 Half-Ton Cup and narrowly missed winning Scottish Series last year. Johnny will be hoping to go one better this year!

Mata Half tonnerThe new Mata Half tonner dockside in Howth Photo: Shane Hughes

Half Tonner Mata

Shane will be racing on the latest addition to the Irish half-ton fleet - the Wright brother's "Mata" from Howth Yacht Club.  The Wright brother's "Mata" is the former "Trastada" and Shane has been working the boat up in HYC over the past month. It will be very interesting to see how she goes!

All of the above will be flying full North Sails inventories.

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Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell is a One Design Expert with North Sails Ireland. He is a Pro Sailor and Coach. Full bio here.

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North Sails Ireland is operated by Loft Manager and One Design Expert Nigel Young at his Cork Harbour base at Myrtleville. The company specialities include Bend on / Bend off, Canvas, Certified Service, Sail Hardware Upgrades, Sail Inspection / Evaluation, Sail Measurement, Sail Repair, Sail Storage and Sail Washing. Working with Nigel are Maurice O'Connell, Shane Hughes and Richard Marshall.

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