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Key Yachting is Delighted to Welcome Two New J/99s into the Irish Sea Area

12th May 2021
Mike and Richard Evans new J/99,
Mike and Richard Evans new J/99, "Snapshot", being launched in Greystones last Friday

Mark Mansfield, Irish agent for Key Yachting, is delighted to welcome Michael and Richard Evans of Howth as the owners of the newest J/99 arrival into Ireland.

Richard and Mike previously campaigned, to great success, their Half Tonner, Big Picture.

The Evans brothers new 32-foot J/99 was launched last Friday and will make it to its home club, Howth Yacht Club, in the coming days.

The Evans's first competitive outing is likely to be Howth Yacht Club's Lambay Race on the 12th of June, possibly followed by the Sovereigns Cup later in the month.

ISORA and Howth Yacht Club racing and other significant regattas such as September's ICRA National Championships will be part of their exciting programme this summer.

In addition, local family cruising and 'weekending' will also be on the cards.

This is the second J/99 that's come into Ireland, following Andrew Algeo's Juggerknot 2, which is based out of the Royal Irish and has been increasingly successful in ISORA and DBSC racing, both fully crewed and shorthanded.

Andrew Algeo's J/99, Juggerknot 2Andrew Algeo's J/99, Juggerknot 2

A third J/99 is to find its way to the Irish Sea with ex J/109 Owner David Lean, who keeps his boats at Abersoch in Wales, is purchasing a new J/99 to be delivered in July.

No doubt she will be seen in Dublin at times for ISORA and other Regattas once Covid restrictions are lifted.

The J/99 orders have now exceeded 90 boats worldwide, and new delivery dates are now expected as of January 2022 due to the high demand for this new breed of yacht.

The J/99 is growing in traction as an all-round Cruiser Racer, possessing a very comfortable interior for cruising while still being able to compete at the sharp end of the racing, both inshore and offshore, fully crewed or shorthanded. A very capable performer in all conditions, it can excel downwind in a breeze and reach planning speeds.

J /99 InteriorJ /99 Interior

See the J/99 at speed downwind below

Please contact Mark Mansfield at [email protected] or call on + 00 353 87 2506838, if you would like further information or to arrange a viewing of the J/99.

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Four-time Olympian Mark Mansfield is a Professional Sailor. He is Irish Agent for Key Yachting Ltd, the sole U.K. and Irish agent for J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans and the Tofinou range of boats. More on Mark here

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