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J109 Season (To Date) Reflection from North Sails Ireland

23rd August 2019
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Juke Box winning the J109 UK Nationals Juke Box winning the J109 UK Nationals Photo: Tim Wright

Greetings to all J109 sailors! As the summer draws to a close and our seasonal pricing programme starts (please do get in touch for special offers now!), we thought it would be timely to reflect on what has been an amazing year of achievements for our wonderful clients in the class writes Maurice O'Connell of North Sails Ireland

When we looked over these results, it's a testament not only to their wonderful sailing skills, boat preparation and organisation but also to the speed and durability of our products. North Sails J109 sails are very very fast, are easy to set up and trim and stay very fast (and thus delivering tremendous value) for a long long time. When it comes to quality, we don't cut corners.

So, here goes the 2019 "medal table" from the start of the season, congratulations again to you all.

ONE-DESIGN

Ireland East Coast Championships (10 competitors)

1st "White Mischief" Tim & Richard Goodbody NORTH SAILS
2nd "Jalapeno" Paul Barrington, William Despard, Barry O'Sullivan NORTH SAILS
3rd "Chimaera" Andrew Craig NORTH SAILS

Jalapeno flying her 3Di Main Superkote A2Jalapeno flying her 3Di Main Superkote A2

UK National Championships (11 competitors)

1. Juke Box John Smart NORTH SAILS
2. Jiraffe Simon Perry NORTH SAILS
3. Jumpin Jellyfish David Richards NORTH SAILS

Cowes Week - J109 Class (17 competitors)

1. "Jack Rabbit" Caroline Van Beelen and Rutger Krijger NORTH SAILS
2. "Jiraffe" Simon Perry NORTH SAILS

IRC

Scottish Series - IRC 1 (14 competitors - 6 x J109's in class)

1st "Chimaera" Andrew Craig NORTH SAILS
3rd "Storm II" Pat Kelly NORTH SAILS

Chimaera Leading Scottish Series with her red SK 90 A4 KiteChimaera Leading Scottish Series with her red SK 90 A4 Kite Photo: Marc Turner

ICRA's (Ireland IRC National Championships) - IRC 1 (18 competitors - 12 x J109's in class)

1 "Joker II" John Maybury NORTH SAILS
2. "Storm II" Pat Kelly NORTH SAILS

Joker 2Joker 2 winning the 2019 ICRAs Photo: Afloat

Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta - IRC 1 (26 competitors - 16 x J109's in class)

1st "Joker II" John Maybury NORTH SAILS
2nd "White Mischief" Tim and Richard Goodbody NORTH SAILS

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OFFSHORE

Dun Laoghaire - Dingle Race - IRC 1 (27 competitors - 4 x J109's in class)

1st J109 "Ruth" Shanahan Family NORTH SAILS

ISORA Series to date - IRC 1 (14 competitors - 5 x J109 Competitors in class)

1. "Mojito" Peter Dunlop & Victoria Cox NORTH SAILS

Jiraffe Cowes Week 2019Jiraffe - Cowes Week 2019 Photo: Tim Wright

Seasonal Pricing

We are now into our Autumn special offers, so if it is winning speed, long-term durability and expert advice (what a combination!) that you are looking for, then please drop us an email or call (or SKYPE, SMS, Tweet, FB Message, Whatsapp..........).

We'd be delighted to chat through any aspect of your J109 sailing and give you the help that you need.

Best wishes from all of us here at North Sails Ireland.

Published in North Sails Ireland

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LOFT INFO

Cois Chuain
O'Regan's Field
Myrtleville, Cork P43 V997
 353 0212061769

SPECIALTIES

Bend on / Bend off, Canvas, Certified Service, Sail Hardware Upgrades, Sail Inspection / Evaluation, Sail Measurement, Sail Repair, Sail Storage, Sail Washing

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Shane Hughes

One Design Expert, Sales Person
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Maurice O’Connell

One Design Expert, Sales Person
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Richard Marshall

Service Manager
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Maurice O'Connell

About The Author

Maurice O'Connell

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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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