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North Sails Powers Class Winners at the ICRA National Championships

6th September 2021
IRC Zero Winner and ICRA 2021 overall –
RC Zero Winner and ICRA 2021 overall – "Kaya" - Frank Whelan - Greystones SC-North Sails Credit: Afloat

WOW! What an amazing weekend that was! The "ICRA's", our national championships, hosted by the National Yacht Club, have just finished. It was amazing to see so many sailors afloat competing hard for the national titles up for grabs.

It was also wonderful to catch up with so many customers, sailors and friends ashore after sailing.

Congratulations to the National YC and the ICRA team for safely pulling off a fantastic event under the current restrictions.

We had the perfect mix of conditions and courses with everything from 5 knots of breeze to almost 20 knots at times. The courses were a mixture of windward/leewards, "Round The Cans", and coastal.

Boatspeed wins races. FACT. It has always been and will always be - upwind, downwind and across the wind. You need it.

At North Sails Ireland, we salute our fantastic customers who flew our sails to take the lion's share of the podium places.

In addition, our NS colleagues Shane Hughes (racing on "Snapshot" in IRC 1) and Matthew O'Gorman (racing on "Snoopy" in IRC 3) in the sail loft toiled hard repairing damaged sails to keep competitors in the game the following day.

Matthew told me on the dock on Sunday morning that they finished repairing sails at 3 am. That is a real commitment to the cause.

Sail FAST folks, and well done everyone again.

IRC 0

1. "Kaya" - Frank Whelan - Greystones SC-North Sails*
2. "Forty Licks" - Jay Colville - East Down YC - 100% North Sails
3. "Jump Juice" - Conor Phelan - Royal Cork YC - 100% North Sails

IRC 1 winner -  "Storm II" - Pat Kelly - Rush SC - 100% North SailsIRC 1 winner - "Storm II" - Pat Kelly - Rush SC - 100% North Sails

IRC 1

1. "Storm II" - Pat Kelly - Rush SC - 100% North Sails
2. "White Mischief" - Tim & Richard Goodbody - Royal Irish YC - 100% North Sails
3. "Snapshot" - Mike & Richie Evans - Howth YC - 100% North Sails

IRC 2 winner - "Checkmate XVIII" - Nigel Biggs - Howth YC - 100% North SailsIRC 2 winner - "Checkmate XVIII" - Nigel Biggs - Howth YC - 100% North Sails

IRC 2

1. "Checkmate XVIII" - Nigel Biggs - Howth YC - 100% North Sails
2. "King One" - David Kelly - Rush SC - 100% North Sails
3. "Mata" - Wright Bros - Howth YC 100% North Sails

IRC 3 winner - "Snoopy" - Martin Mahon - Courtown SC - *North SailsIRC 3 winner - "Snoopy" - Martin Mahon - Courtown SC - *North Sails

IRC 3

1. "Snoopy" - Martin Mahon - Courtown SC - *North Sails
2. "Hard On Port" - Flor O'Driscoll - Bray SC - *North Sails
3. "Cri Cri" - Paul Colton - Royal Irish YC - 100% North Sails

*denotes partial inventory

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Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell is a partner in North Sails Ireland. He is also a professional sailor, sailing & life/business coach and sailing media analyst/commentator.

In 2018 he again won his class in the Round Ireland Race and in 2019 finished 2nd in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race - 10 years after he won it!

Also in 2019, he was providing expert commentary and analysis in studio for the SSL Star Europeans in Garda, Italy and SSL finals in Nassau.

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