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.
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).
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!
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.