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Andrew Algeo's 'Juggerknot' Crew Thunder to J109 East Coast Victory at Royal Irish Yacht Club

20th May 2018
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Powering along – Andrew Algeo steered Juggerknot to East Coast victory on Dublin Bay Powering along – Andrew Algeo steered Juggerknot to East Coast victory on Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat.ie

Andrew Alego's powerful Juggerknot crew took their first J109 Championship victory on Dublin Bay today as they swept to a two–point win at the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

Dublin Bay sailor Algeo, of the host club, emerged on top over four races and one discard in the 11–boat fleet, in an event that was previewed by Afloat's W M Nixon here.

Algeo, who has a packed 2018 campaign, beat Howth Yacht Club's Dear Prudence, skippered by Patrick Cruise O'Brien, to win by two clear points and lift the East Coast Championship trophy sponsored by North Sails Ireland.

"The Howth boat broke up a clean sweep of the top five for RIYC boats"

The Howth boat broke up a clean sweep of the top five for RIYC boats with Andrew Craig's Chimaera third and Tim Goodbody's White Mischief fourth.

National champion Joker II (John Maybury) was fifth overall but was forced to retire today with steering failure after winning this morning's first race.

“It’s our first regatta win and we had to climb up a competitive fleet after some poor starts, so we are really delighted", Algeo told Afloat.ie

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Juggerknot RIYC crewTop and above The Juggerknot crew - Ben Cooke, Gary Haughton, Paul Nolan, Andrew Algeo, Ruth Hite, Richard Knatchbull and David O’Flynn after their J/109 Juggerknot of the Royal Irish YC with the J/109 Eastern Championship trophy

Racing got underway on Saturday in a breezy coastal race on a DBSC course sailed to the Bray outfall buoy in southerly breezes and a big, choppy sea. 

Three windward leeward races on Sunday under RIYC Race Officer Henry Leonard gave the fleet slightly lighter winds from the SE ranging in strength from 12–18 knots.

Video by Maurice O'Connell of North Sails Ireland

Full results below

J109 Dear prudence Patrick cruise obrien 2765Patrick Cruise O'Brien's Dear Prudence was second overall after a last race win Photo: Afloat.ie

Next up for Juggerknot is June's Wave Regatta at HYC, then all four of Dun Laoghaire's Club regattas before the RIYC boat heads south for Cork Week and the Beaufort Cup in Cork where Juggerknot will sail under the burgee of Baltimore RNLI as Afloat.ie reported previously here

J109 Chimaera 2818Four results in the top five gave J109 Class Captain Andrew Craig third overall in Chimaera. Photo: Afloat.ie

white mischief 2682Timothy & Richard Goodbody's White Mischief were winners of Saturday's opening coastal race and finished fourth overall Photo: Afloat.ie

J109 wakey wakey 2931Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club J109 Wakey Wakey (Roger Smith) finished sixth overall  Photo: Afloat.ie

J109 Jalapeno 2922Above and below: The National Yacht Club's Jalapeno skippered by Paul Barrington

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J109 Joker Barry Byrne 2981Commandant Barry Byrne of the Irish Defence Forces at the wheel of Joker II. Byrne will skipper Joker II in July's Beaufort Cup in Cork Harbour Photo: Afloat.ie

J109 North Sails East Coast Championships 2018 Results

1

3660

Juggerknot

Andrew Algeo

RIYC

6

2

3

1

4

2

1095

Dear prudence

Patrick Cruise O'Brien

HYC

8

3

7

4

1

3

2160

Chimaera

Andrew Craig

RIYC

8

4

2

2

5

4

1242R

White Mischief

Timothy & Richard Goodbody

RIYC

11

1

4

6

12

5

1206

Joker 2

John Maybury

RIYC

12

8

1

3

12

6

5909R

Wakey Wakey

Roger Smith

PYBC

13

7

5

5

3

7

1543

Indian

Colm Buckley, Simon Knowles

HYC

17

9

6

12

2

8

5109

Jalapeno

Paul Barrington

NYC

25

5

8

12

12

9

1383

Ruth

Shanahan

NYC

30

6

12

12

12

10

28898

Powder monkey

Chris Moore

NYC

31

12

12

7

12

11

7991

Jigamaree

Gordon Judge

RIYC

31

10

9

12

12

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