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Irish J Cup: First-Ever Irish J Boats Event Set to Take Place This Weekend at the Royal Irish Yacht Club

21st August 2023
Early Arrival - Robin Young's Jings from the Clyde in Scotland moored at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Jings is one of ten J109s competing in this weekend's inaugural Irish J Cup on Dublin Bay
Early Arrival - Robin Young's Jings from the Clyde in Scotland moored at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. Jings is one of ten J109s competing in this weekend's inaugural Irish J Cup on Dublin Bay Credit: Afloat

J boat enthusiasts are gearing up for the first-ever Irish J Cup, set to take place this weekend at the Royal Irish Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

Organised by Key Yachting, agents for J/boats and Grand Soleil yachts, the event has already attracted an impressive number of entries, with final numbers expected to be in the 40s. 

As Afloat's WM Nixon wrote on the new initiative, 'the introduction of fresh initiatives for established J classes has provided extra leases of life' for some of these GRP models.

The J Cup will feature four classes of racing: J/109 Irish Nationals, J/80 Irish Nationals, J/24 East Coasts, and a competitive IRC class with different J/boat models. Mark Mansfield, Key Yachting’s event organiser in Ireland and J/Boat (and Grand Soleil and Nautitech) agent, is thrilled with the turnout and looks forward to a well-organised and successful event. 

J Boats have long been dominant in IRC and class racing in Ireland, and the J Cup will bring together all the J Boats classes for the first time.

Sponsors Viking Marine, Quantum Sails Ireland, and Cyclops Marine have also come on board to support the event. 

Late entries will be allowed until Wednesday.

With great prizes and entertainment lined up and favourable weather predicted, the Irish J Cup starts on Saturday morning. For more information and to enter, visit here.

Download the SIs as a PDF file below.

See entry list below.

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J Cup Ireland

The inaugural 2023 J Cup Ireland will take place from 26th to the 27th of August at the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, on Dublin Bay.

At a Glance - J-Cup Ireland 2024

The Key Yachting J-Cup Ireland 2024 will take place on September 7th-8th at the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

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