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British J/112 Happy Daize is Cork Week IRC One Champion

15th July 2022
James Chalmers and his Knight Build team racing Happy Daize
James Chalmers and his Knight Build team racing Happy Daize Credit: Rick Tomlinson

17 high-performance racer-cruisers had eight races on a mixture of longer round the cans courses and shorter technical windward leeward racetracks during Cork Week 2022 for ICRA National Championships honours.

On Day two, the British J/112 Happy Daize was not even in the top three. However, four bullets and a second propelled the team to the top of the leaderboard. James Chalmers and his Knight Build team racing Happy Daize will be cutting some shapes on the dance floor tonight! Louise Makin and Chris Jones’ J/111 Journeymaker II from the Royal Southern YC finished in second. Nick Burns Royal Hong Kong team racing Mills 39 Zero II, scored their second race win on the final day to secure the final podium position.

The Happy Daize crew Photo Rick TomlinsonThe Happy Daize crew Photo Rick Tomlinson
“This is amazing to be honest,” commented James Chalmers, skipper of Happy Daize. “This event has always been on my calendar since I was a kid, so to come here has been just stunning. The team did so well, and our tactician had to be brave in the light airs and make tough decisions. The best thing about the boat is that it is good in all conditions and excellent in others, and this week we have been very lucky with the weather.”

Race Results

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Published in Cork Week, ICRA
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Louay Habib is a Maritime Journalist & Broadcaster based in Hamble, United Kingdom

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