Defending the title with the same boat in the biennial 270-mile Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race is a real challenge at a time when the cruiser-racer fleet is expanding with some very hot new designs. But Paul O’Higgins (Royal Irish YC), with his well-tested JPK 1080 Rockabill VI, proved up to the challenge by becoming the first skipper to win two in a row in a race which demonstrated the need to be able to maintain top performance right to the end.
Paul O’Higgins is June’s Sailor of the Month (Offshore)
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