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Irish J/24s Sweep The Board In UK Nationals, Next Stop Cork Week Regatta

11th July 2022
Horizon job......Headcase recording one of her six wins (out of eight races) in the
Horizon job......Headcase recording one of her six wins (out of eight races) in the

Irish J/24s have won seven out of the eight races in the weekend's UK Nationals at Plymouth, with the all-Ireland-crewed Headcase taking six bullets and the overall title to add to her recent success in topping
the class in Kiel in Germany.

Things are looking good for the J/24s in Ireland facing into the big championship next month in Howth, as Janx Spirit from Tralee Bay SC took one of the other wins to place fourth overall.

Meanwhile, the Headcase crew are keeping up the crazy pace - they're on the overnight cross-Channel ferry, and hope to be on the start line at 10.55 hrs in Volvo Cork Week this (Monday) morning.

Moving targets. The successful crew of Headcase in Plymouth on Sunday afternoon were (left to right) Sam O'Byrne (Howth YC), Marcus Ryan (Mayo SC), Ryan Glynn (Ballyholme YC), Cillian Dickson (Lough Ree YC & HYC) and Louis Mulloy (MSC). Fresh from success at Kiel Week, they've moved on again, headed towards Volvo Cork Week for Monday morning via the overnight ferryMoving targets. The successful crew of Headcase in Plymouth on Sunday afternoon were (left to right) Sam O'Byrne (Howth YC), Marcus Ryan (Mayo SC), Ryan Glynn (Ballyholme YC), Cillian Dickson (Lough Ree YC & HYC) and Louis Mulloy (MSC). Fresh from success at Kiel Week, they've moved on again, headed towards Volvo Cork Week for Monday morning via the overnight ferry

Published in J24, Cork Week
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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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