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Algeo's 'Juggerknot' Wins J109 National Championships at Howth Yacht Club

7th October 2018
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Juggerknot (Algeo, Haughton, Knatchbull, Nolan) on their way to overall victory at the J109 National Championships off Howth Juggerknot (Algeo, Haughton, Knatchbull, Nolan) on their way to overall victory at the J109 National Championships off Howth Photo: Afloat.ie

Andrew Alego's well–tuned Juggerknot crew have won the J109 National Championships at Howth Yacht Club, denying the pre-event favourite Storm (Pat Kelly) a hat-trick on home waters this afternoon.

Algeo's Royal Irish Yacht Club campaign, that had already earned east coast championship honours back in May, emerged two points clear on 11–points after a keenly fought six race series with one discard. Algeo, a former dinghy and J24 sailor, counted two race wins in his five-race tally.

J109 Juggerknot 28291st - Juggerknot Photo: Afloat.ie and (below) the winning crew at the HYC prizegiving Richard Knatchbull, Shane Conneely, Gary Haughton, Paul Nolan, Ben Cooke, Joe Hughes, Rob O’Leary and Andrew Algeo (with trophy)

Juggerknot crew

Medium to heavy conditions over two days ideally suited Juggerknot's crew who made the best of the northerly breezes off Lambay with some fine boat handling on display both upwind and downwind.

J109 White Mischief 25912nd - White Mischief Photo: Afloat.ie

Overnight leader Tim Goodbody in White Mischief finished second with a strong one-two result for the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

J109 Storm 16853rd - Storm Photo: Afloat.ie

The defending champions, Storm, of Howth Yacht Club, finished third overall on home waters on 15-points in the 11-boat fleet.

2018 J109 National Championships Results at Howth Yacht Club:

1st 3660 Juggerknot Algeo, Haughton, Knatchbull, Nolan RIYC  11.00
2nd 1242 White Mischief R & T Goodbody RIYC  13.00
3rd 1141 Storm P Kelly HYC/RSC  15.00
4th 1206 Joker (Jedi) J Maybury RIYC  18.00
5th 5109 Jalapeno Barrington, Despard, O'Sullivan, O'Reilly NYC 19.00
6th 2160 Chimaera A Craig RIYC  21.00
7th 1095 Dear Prudence DP Consortium HYC/RORC/RIYC  30.00
8th 7991 Jigamaree R Harris RIYC  37.00
9th 1383 Ruth Shanahan Family NYC  41.00
10th 1543 Indian Buckley, Knowles HYC  41.00
11th 28898 Powder Monkey Moore, Byrne, Others NYC 60.00

Full scores here

J109 Jedi 26524th - Jedi (Joker II) Photo: Afloat.ie

J109 Jalapeno 26955th - Jalapeno Photo: Afloat.ie

J109 Nationals 19586th - Chimaera Photo: Afloat.ie

Dear Prudence 27547th – Dear Prudence

J109 Nationals 22458th - Jigamaree Photo: Afloat.ie

J109 Ruth 20499th – Ruth Photo: Afloat.ie 

Indian 177210th – Indian Photo: Afloat.ie

Powder monkey 138611th Powder Monkey (File) Photo: Afloat.ie

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