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Winning Success at ORC Worlds 2021 for J/112e in Class C & A Grand Soleil 44 Wins Class B

28th August 2021
Irish Grand Soleil 44 Samaton, a sistership to the winning ORC Class B World Champion, Essential 44
Irish Grand Soleil 44 Samaton, a sistership to the winning ORC Class B World Champion, Essential 44 Credit: Bob Bateman

The Alexela ORC World Championships took place from August 6 – 14, 2021, in Tallinn, Estonia.

Key Yachting Irish agent, Mark Mansfield, is delighted to congratulate Essential 44 for winning her Class at the 2021 ORC worlds at Tallinn, Estonia, which finished last Sunday week.

At the same Regatta, the J112e Matilda 4 won Class C. Key Yachting is the UK and Irish agents for Both Grand Soleil and J Boats. The result for the Grand Soleil follows on from her sister ship, Samatom, owned by Bob Rendell from Howth, winning her IRC class at the recent Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale. It shows that these new Matteo Polli designs are fast in Both IRC and ORC handicap systems.

The J112e result follows up on similar designs finishing first and third in Class at the 2021 Cowes Week Regatta.

Unlike many of the designs at the ORC Worlds, both the Grand Soleil 44 and the J112e have fully fitted and luxurious interiors for cruising purposes.

For further details and results of the ORC, worlds see here

For information on either of these models or any Grand Soleil or J boat model, contact Mark Mansfield at [email protected] or 00 353 87 2506838.

Both models will also be on display at the 2021 Cannes Boat Show from the 7th to the 12th of September. Contact us to arrange an appointment to view either.

Mark Mansfield

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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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