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Irish Marine Tech 'RaceGeek' Instrument Wins UK National Championships

26th July 2018
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Mark Lees is the new J/70  UK national champion Mark Lees is the new J/70 UK national champion Photo: VR sport

Boats equipped with the d10 digital tactical instrument from Irish start-up Racegeek finished first and tenth at the UK J/70 National Championships at the weekend. The winning team fitted the d10 to their new boat the day before the National Championships and went straight out onto the race course to win the title.

Mark Lees, owner and helm of the new national champions, said "It was a really competitive event and we only pulled clear with a good final day. I bought a d10 because it just made sense to have a single unit. It's a nice bit of kit. We took it straight out and got it working no problem. We only put the boat together and decided to do the nationals a couple of days before so we’re looking forward to exploring the more in-depth functionality. There are some cool features we haven’t touched yet."

SB20 Racegeek

Australian SB20 Racegeek team Porco Rosso recently finished 2nd at the Portuguese National Championships and will be attending the Racegeek sponsored SB20 European Championships to be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club at the end of August. The SB20 always serves up close competitive racing and with teams from 10 countries entered and a number of top team joining the fleet it looks to be an event not to miss.

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