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J/Boats & Grand Soleil Achieve Top Results In all Four Major Multi Day Regattas in 2021 in Ireland

18th November 2021
Winner Class Coastal/Zero: Grand Soleil 44, Bob Rendell, HYC
Sovereigns Cup Winner Class Coastal/Zero: Grand Soleil 44, Bob Rendell, HYC Credit: Bob Bateman

Both brands are represented in the UK and Ireland by Key Yachting. Nautitech catamarans and Tofinou day boats complete the portfolio for the business. Mark Mansfield from Cork manages Key Yachting in Ireland and congratulates all those who have topped the leaderboard in all the major regattas this year.

It’s been a high-performance year for the brands. In every one of four these big regattas, the winners of the two big boat classes were either a J Boat or a Grand Soleil.

ICRA Nationals and Calves Week winner -   J/122, Kaya, Frank Whelan, Greystones SCICRA Nationals and Calves Week winner - J/122, Kaya, Frank Whelan, Greystones SC

The results speak for themselves.

Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race

  • Winner overall Nieulargo & winner Class Zero: Grand Soleil 40-Denis and Anna Marie Murphy, Royal Cork
  • Winner Class One: J/99 Juggerknot 2, Andrew Algeo, RIYC.

Sovereigns Cup

  • Winner Class Coastal/Zero: Grand Soleil 44, Bob Rendell, HYC
  • Winner Class One: J/99, Snapshot, Mike and Richie Evans, HYC

Calves Week

  • Winner Class 0/1: J/122 Kaya, Frank Whelan, Greystones SC
  • Winner Class 2: J/80, Red Cloud, Norbert Reilly, HYC

ICRA Nationals 2021

  • Winner-Class Zero: J 122, Kaya, Frank Whelan, Greystones SC
  • Winner-Class One: J 109-Storm, Pat Kelly, HYC

Sovereigns Cup Winner J/99, Snapshot, Mike and Richie Evans, HYCSovereigns Cup Winner J/99, Snapshot, Mike and Richie Evans, HYC Photo: Bob Bateman

Nearly all the boats are purpose-designed to combine premium cruising and racing making the results of J/Boats and Grand Soleil even more impressive.

The business has a focus on Premium + Performance which has shown this season here in Ireland. If you would like to cruise quickly in a Premium Brand or compete competitively on the racecourse, it is hard to look beyond the J /Boats or Grand Soleil brands from Key Yachting.

For further information, contact Mark Mansfield at [email protected] or at 00353 87 2506 838.

Grand Soleil and J Boats will be showing at Dusseldorf 2022 in January. Grand Soleil will have its Brand new Grand Soleil 44, and J Boats will show the new J/45, J112e, J/99 and J/70. Call Mark now to set up a private viewing.

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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