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John Maybury's J109 Joker II Triumphs in Fourth Consecutive ICRA Class One Victory

9th June 2019
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The nine-man Joker II crew on their way to a fourth consecutive ICRA Class One victory on Dublin Bay The nine-man Joker II crew on their way to a fourth consecutive ICRA Class One victory on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat.ie

The Royal Irish Yacht Club's John Maybury has made it four in a row at the ICRA National Championships this afternoon having sailed a superb seven-race series in which the J109 corinthian skipper and eight-man crew – that included 2004 Olympian Killian Collin on tactics – counted four race wins (with six results in the top two) to clinch the title by a comfortable margin of eight points.

Second overall in what is widely regarded as the stiffest competition of the 93-boat championships was the Kelly family boat Storm from Howth Yacht Club and Rush Sailing Club on 16 points overall.

Joker II crewThe winning Joker II squad include John Maybury (with trophy), Brian Phelan, Adrian Mulligan, Michelle Fitzgerald, Sarah O'Callaghan Shane Keogh, Ronan Verling, Jason McCleod, Barry Byrne, Brian Byrne and Killian Collins Photo: Maurice O'Connell

Three points back in third place, completing the J109 domination of class one, was the new Howth campaign of Outrajeous (Tommy Murphy and Richard Colwell). 

J109 finish 2781A tight finish in a class one race as the 18-boat fleet favour the committee boat end of the finish line Photo: Afloat

Provisional results after day three and subject to protest are here

Read all the latest from the ICRA National Championships in one handy link here.

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