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Royal Irish's Joker 2 Crew Lying Second at Les Voiles de St Barths Regatta

23rd April 2022
John Maybury and his crew on the J/122 Joker on El Ocasa Credit: Les Voiles de St Barths Regatta

John Maybury's Joker 2 crew from the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour are racing on a chartered J122 and currently lying second in the Les Voiles de St Barths regatta.

It has been a week of big breeze and big seas but the Joker 2 crew have comfortably stepped up from their J109 to a J122 and are racing in CSA4 division.

A Mark Mills designed Summit 40 is currently leading the fleet and seems to have pace on the others boats. See regatta results here

After a well-deserved day off, the crews of the 11th edition of the Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille got back to work on Friday but it was not without drama. 

Cape 31 dismasted

Another Royal Irish member, Niall Dowling and his Cape 31 Arabella crew, who are the overall leaders of division CSA2, were dismasted during the first start of the day following a collision with another competitor according to local reports here

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