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Il Riccio Wins J/24 Western Championships at Lough Ree Yacht Club

Report by Chris Scott. JP McCaldin and his Lough Erne Yacht Club crew were victorious at last weekend’s J24 Western Championships hosted by Lough Ree Yacht Club. A 13 strong fleet defied the aftermath of Hurricane Lorenzo to return Lough Ree for a re-run of the event which was originally blown out in mid-April. The easterly breeze on day one ranged between 10-15 knots with...
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So, You’re Going to the Worlds!

I’ve written this piece based on my experience on going to the Worlds in Italy in 2018 and hopefully there will be some good advice and tips that may help you. Planning: For me this started two years before the event, getting the crew together and then putting a budget in place, it’s surprising how quickly costs can build, boat prep, sails, travel and accommodation...
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J/24 Ireland National Championships 2019

While the official entry was thirty-three for the 2019 J24 Irish National Championships at Lough Erne Yacht Club, twenty-eight made it to the first start line including five under 25 teams. DAY 1 – Friday, 23rd August It was a busy first day for the organising committee so we asked three boats to give a summary of their first day of racing at the J/24 Irish National...
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40 Years of J/24 Champions

The J/24 Class was established in Ireland very soon after the class was launched in the USA in 1979. The 40th J/24 National Championships took place at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary in 2018. YEAR BOAT OWNER(S) 1979 Barbarian  Sean Dillon   1980 Jeepers  C.D. Kelly   1981 Stroker Tim Goodbody   1982 Stroker Tim Goodbody   1983 Flying Ferret Anthony  O’Leary   1984 Jaws Johnny Ross Murphy ...
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Jibe Wins J/24 Eastern Championships Hosted By Howth Yacht Club

b Jibe presented with Eastern Championship trophy by Ian Byrne, Commodore Howth Yacht Club (from left to right : Brian McDowell J/24 Association President, Fergus Kelliher, Ian Byrne Commodore HYC, Brendan Culloty, Michael McCormack, Timothy Kelliher, Mark Mulrooney) The J/24 Eastern Championships took place last weekend at Howth Yacht Club. The two-day event was run in conjunction with the Squib Easterns which made for a very...
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J24 Southerns Report

The J24 Southern Championships were held at Tralee Bay Sailing Club over the weekend of 24/25 May. Fifteen boats travelled from all over Ireland for the event including four local boats. Racing was scheduled at 1125 on Saturday but contrary to the forecast there wasn’t a puff of wind. Eventually a light breeze filled in from the NW and PRO Peter Moore sent the fleet off...
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