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Greystones Sailing Club’s Usher is Irish Northern J/24 Champion

Mark Usher of Greystones Sailing Club is Ireland’s new 2018 Northern J/24 Champion helming Jumpin Jive in a six-race championship on Lough Erne in boisterous very windy conditions on 29 & 30 September. This top crew counted three firsts and two seconds in their nett final score (7). A month previous, the Jumpin Jive team had emerged second among the three Irish boats in the...
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Stefan Hyde Wins J24 National Championships at Foynes Yacht Club (Afloat.ie)

J24 National Champions – Maurice Johnson and Partners – RCYC (LtoR Killian Dickson, Gareth Nolan, John Malone, Stefan Hyde, Graeme Grant) The J24 National Championships concluded at Foynes Yacht Club today in a light to moderate westerly breeze. OOD Derek Bothwell was able to start on schedule for the first time this weekend after hours spent waiting around for wind. Race six of the championships...
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Hard on Port Retain J24 Eastern Championships

The first event of the 2018 J24 season took place this weekend with the J24 Eastern Championships at Howth Yacht Club.  Pre weekend forecasts looked ominous for any racing at all with less than 5kts forecast all week long so competitors could only be pleased when winds picked up to a sailable 6-8kts southerly on Saturday morning. Racing took place just north of Irelands Eye....
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Jamais Encore wins J24 2017 Irish National Championships at Sligo Yacht Club

There were weekend tributes to J24 Class supremo Flor O’Driscoll who stood down as Class President to great acclaim and a standing ovation at Saturday evening’s dinner not only for his service to the fleet but also his continuing success afloat, that has included national titles as well as Dun Laoghaire Regatta Boat of the Week in 2007. As an appropriate send–off, the weekend National...
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Yachtsman Euromarine J/24 Western Championships 2017 Report

The J24 Western Championship weekend was characterised by great racing, sailing conditions and fantastic hospitality in Foynes Yacht Club.The Championship – which saw boats from all around the island of Ireland take part – culminated in a great two final races in southerly breeze of 25 knots with gusts up to 30 knots.Principal Race Officer Raymond McGibney chose Race Area Two and set a course...
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