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Prior to launching the historic 1895-built boat was trailed to Crosshaven and stored on her trailer at Crosshaven Boatyard, drawing many admiring glances.
As Afloat's Tom MacSweeney reported in March, C4, Jap, after many years based on the South Coast of England, has been donated by her owner to the Royal Cork YC and will be sailing in Cork this season.
Photos prior to Jap's launch below by Bob Bateman
Denis Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo topped a six-boat Class Zero fleet. Conor Phelan's Ker 37 Jump Juice was second.
In eight boat Class One IRC, there was big change at the top after the final race as Kinsale's Elan 333 Artful Dodger (Finbarr O'Regan) lost out to the Jones family J109 Jelly Baby who took the overall prize. Third was Paul Tingle's Alpaca.
Denis Byrne's Trapper T250 Cracker from Royal Cork Yacht Club who was on the same 11 points going into the final race as the Cove Sailing Club Sonar, No Half Measures skippered by Ewan O'Keeffe had it all to do in the final race to take the lead. Byrne took the advantage and won eight boat class two IRC. O'Keeffe was second and third was Ian Hickey's Cavatina.
Conor Phelan's Jump Juice established a firm grip on Abersoch Keelboat Week yesterday, winning both races in very light airs. The Royal Cork YC Ker 37 was on fire in IRC 1, winning race six by over a minute and race seven by a whopping 24 minutes.
Two races are scheduled this morning in a medium air forecast for the final day. Fingers are crossed for a repeat of Jump Juice's 2015 victory, says mainsheet trimmer/crew boss Maurice O'Connell.
See results here.