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Great Results for J Boats & Grand Soleil Yachts in the 2021 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race

16th June 2021
Denis and Annamarie Murphy's Nieulargo—Grand Soleil 40. Overall winner D2D
Denis and Annamarie Murphy's Nieulargo—Grand Soleil 40. Overall winner D2D Credit: Afloat

Key Yachting is the Irish Agent for J Boats and Grand Soleil (also Nautitech Catamarans and Tofinou Day boats).  They are thrilled to see models from each of the Grand Soleil and J Boat ranges perform so well in the D2D race.

Overall Winner and winner of Class 1 was Denis and Annamarie Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo. Warmest congratulations to Denis and the Murphy family, plus all their crew.

Winner of Class 2 was Andrew Algeo's J/99, Juggerknot 2. Second in Class 2 was Simon Knowles J/109, Indian, and completing the Key Yachting Brands hat trick in Class 2 was John Treanor's Grand Soleil 34, Justina.

Andrew Algeo's J/99—Winner Class 2Andrew Algeo's J/99—Winner Class 2

Simon Knowles J 109 Indian, second in Class 2Simon Knowles J 109 Indian, second in Class 2

John Treanor's Grand Soleil 34—Justina 3rd in Class 2John Treanor's Grand Soleil 34—Justina 3rd in Class 2

On Line Honours, Robert Rendell's beautiful new Grand Soleil 44, Samatom took second over the line, followed closely by Chris Power Smith's J/122 Aurelia in third.

Robert Rendell's New Grand Soleil 44, Samatom—2nd on line honoursRobert Rendell's New Grand Soleil 44, Samatom—2nd on line honours

Showing the dual purpose nature of the J Boats and Grand Soleil brands, many of the above-mentioned yachts are taking a few days cruising back to Kinsale for Sovereigns Week, or back to their home ports.

If you are looking for a boat that will win prizes at a top-level and where you can also cruise in comfort, look no further than the J Boats or Grand Soleil ranges.

Mark Mansfield is the Irish Agent for Key Yachting and can be contacted at [email protected] or at 087 2506838.

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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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