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Mansfield Takes More J109 Wins, This Time on the Solent

20th July 2017
Mark Mansfield (left) onboard J109 Joker II, the Dun Laoghaire Yacht of the Week winner Mark Mansfield (left) onboard J109 Joker II, the Dun Laoghaire Yacht of the Week winner Photo: Afloat.ie

Cork sailor Mark Mansfield has just finished the Tattinger Regatta on the Isle of Wight as tactician on John Smart's J109 Jukebox where the team won the J109 Class and the overall regatta with straight wins.

Mansfield, a distinguished Olympic sailor, with four appearances for Ireland in the Star keelboat, has carved a niche for himself of late in the J109 design. Sailing with Smart, he also won the UK's Warsash Spring Championships in April on Jukebox, as Afloat.ie reported at the time here.

Of course, as regular Afloat.ie readers will know, this latest UK result come on the heels of two other J109 wins in Ireland this season. Mansfield, sailing with John Maybury, on Joker II, won the ICRA class one national title in June, for the third consecutive year, earning Maybury a Sailor of the Month award into the bargain.

This month at Dun Laoghaire Regatta Joker won her fourth consecutive win in that event to also give her boat of the regatta. Mansfield sailed in all four of these J109 wins as tactician and mainsheet hand.

The Royal Cork ace, who competed at the Dragon Edinburgh Cup in Cowes last week is back there today for the Etchells 22 Gertrude Cup, followed by Cowes Week in the Etchells Class too. A busy man.

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