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Welsh J/125 'Jackknife' is Overall Winner of ISORA's Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead Race

28th May 2022
Andrew Hall's J/125 Jackknife took line honours, IRC overall and the IRC Zero class win in the 60-mile ISORA Cross Channel race
Andrew Hall's J/125 Jackknife took line honours, IRC overall and the IRC Zero class win in the 60-mile ISORA Cross Channel race Credit: Afloat

Welsh yachts shared the bulk of the silverware in Saturday's second ISORA Cross Channel 60-mile race sailed in light westerly winds from Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

12 Irish and seven Welsh boats competed in the day-long Musto sponsored fixture that is a warm-up for the 700-mile Round Ireland Race in three weeks' time. 

Starting at 8 am, the Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead via M2 buoy race saw Andrew Hall's J/125 take line honours, IRC overall and the IRC Zero class win.

Second in IRC Zero was Robert Rendell's Grand Soleil 44 Samatom with Paul O'Higgins JPK10.80 Rockabill VI in third place. 

IRC One J109 sisterships shortly after the start at Dun Laoghaire Harbour; Mojito to windward  from Pwllheli and Indian from HowthIRC One J109 sisterships shortly after the start at Dun Laoghaire Harbour; Mojito to windward from Pwllheli and Indian from Howth

Topping IRC One was former ISORA champion Mojito (Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox) who also took second in IRC overall. Second in class was Welsh J109 sistership Jaydreamer skippered by Paul Sutton. Third was Simon Knowles' Howth J109 Indian. 

IRC Two class yachts depart Dublin Bay in light airs in Race six of the ISORA seriesIRC Two class yachts depart Dublin Bay in light airs in Race six of the ISORA series

IRC Two honours went to Greystones Harbour First 34.7 Magic Touch skippered by Steve Hayes. Second and third were Sunfast 3200s Zig Zag (Pete Ashworth) and Jac Y Do (Mark Thompson).

Provisional results are here

Update Sunday, May 29th: Following the release of results, ISORA said there was 'an issue with Samatom’s finish time. The YB tracker was not correct. Samatom moves up to third overall'.

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