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Great Results for J/Boats and Grand Soleil at Cork Week and Round Ireland

30th July 2022
J/112e—Happy Daize, Cork Week 2022 IRC 1 winner
J/112e—Happy Daize, Cork Week 2022 IRC 1 winner

It has been a great year so far for J/Boats and Grand Soleil in Ireland.

The SSE Round Ireland Race 2022, held by the Wicklow Sailing Club, saw great race results. J-Boats impressively took all three podium spots, including the overall winner, J/111, SL Energies Groupe Fastwave, owned by Laurant Charmy from France.

J/99 Snapshot from Howth—2nd overall and winner class Class 3 in Round Ireland raceJ/99 Snapshot from Howth—2nd overall and winner class Class 3 in Round Ireland race Photo: Bob Bateman

J/Boats and Grand Soleils filled six of the top seven places, with J/Boats winning Class 1, 2 and 3.

J/121, Darkwood took the win overall in IRC Class 1, closely followed by the Grand Soleil 44 Samatom, which also won best ISORA yacht.

IRC Class 3 saw the J/99 Snapshot win, as well as the best ICRA Yacht, an excellent success for the crew. Class 2 was won by the overall winner, SL Energies Groupe Fastwave.

J/111—SL Energies Group FastwaveJ/111—SL Energies Group Fastwave Photo: Afloat

We also recently saw great results from Irish and UK J-Boats at Volvo Cork Week 2022.

One hundred ninety-two boats and around 2,000 sailors participated in the Royal Cork Yacht Club event.

Racing was held on five courses for 14 classes, the biggest Cork Week for several years.

Key Yachting’s J99 Jam made the trip to Ireland from Hamble for its first Cork Week.

Samatom—Grand Soleil 44—Winner ICRA nationals at Cork week—Coastal class. Samatom was also 2nd in Class on the Round Ireland race and top Isora boat overall.Samatom—Grand Soleil 44—Winner ICRA nationals at Cork week—Coastal class. Samatom was also 2nd in Class on the Round Ireland race and the top ISORA boat overall. Photo: Afloat

J/112 Happy Daize Photo: Key YachtingJ/112 Happy Daize Photo: Key Yachting

 J/121, DarkwoodJ/121 Darkwood Photo: Rick Tomlinson

Although the sun was out for most of the week, the wind was light and shifty, making for complex racing conditions. Despite the challenges, J/112E Happy Daize won class 1 overall, closely followed by J/111 Journeymaker 2 in 2nd place.

Class 2 racing at Cork Week Photo: Rick TomlinsonClass 2 racing at Cork Week Photo: Rick Tomlinson

John Maybury and his crew from RIYC on the J/109 Joker 2 had a great result, winning Class 2 overall. The J/109 Storm followed in 2nd place, with the J/109 Chimera taking 3rd.

J/109 Journeymaker 2 Photo: Key Yachting J/112 Happy Daize Photo: Key YachtingJ/111 Journeymaker 2 Photo: Key Yachting

The Coastal Class was won by the J/109 Mojito, with the Grand Soleil 44 Samatom winning the Coastal IRC ICRA Class.

J109 Mojito at Volvo Cork Week 2022 Photo: Rick TomlinsonJ109 Mojito at Volvo Cork Week 2022 Photo: Rick Tomlinson

Seeing lots of our clients and owners at both events outstanding.

We look forward to seeing more great racing from J Boats and Grand Soleils this year.

Key Yachting is the agent for both J-Boats and Grand Soleil’s, as well as Nautitech and Tofinou.

For any For information on the Key Yachting brands in Ireland, contact Mark Mansfield at [email protected] or call 00353 872 506 8383

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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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