#j109 – In the UK J/109 National Championship, 17 J/109s had an intense battle with Ian Nagle's Royal Cork YC team, racing Jelly Baby, taking the crown as UK and Ireland National champion.
It is the second UK victory for the Royal Cork Yacht Club within a month, the first win being the Vice–Admiral's Cup in Cowes.
Nagle's Jelly Baby was looking good from the off and moved into an early lead on day one.
Tony Dickin's Hamble based J/109, Jubilee scored a first and a second today and a dramatic tie with Joe Henry's Jolly Jack Tar to claim second for the championship. Alan Bennett's Dorset team racing J/109 Blue Jay of Poole was third for the regatta.
"To go up on the stage with all the team and win the championship was fantastic, a great moment." commented Jelly Baby's Ian Nagle. I couldn't hope for a better crew and we are delighted we came over and I hope tht we will get a lot of boats over for Cork Week next year. We came here because we had done most of the events in Ireland and we wanted a different challenge."