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BMW J24 World Championships Aug 2013 – Howth Yacht Club

In a tense and closely fought final day, Tim Healy and his crew from Newport, Rhode Island, on board ‘Helly Hansen’ were impressive winners of the BMW J24 World Championship at Howth Yacht Club, with eight top-five results (including three race wins) in the 10-race series. Healy, who previously won the title in 2010, was pushed all the way by the defending champion Mauricio Santa...
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J24 Western Championships / Lough Ree Yacht Club / 22nd and 23rd June 2013

Flor O Driscoll and crew in ‘Hard On Port’ take the 2013 Western Championships in Lough Ree. There were 12 entries for the 2013 J24 Western Championships including two relative new comers to the fleet, Scorpio Jnr and Jumpin Jive both from Lough Derg. Two local boats Jeb and Django (formally Jibberish) along with six from Howth and two from Lough Erne made up the...
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JP McCaldin Takes J24 Northerns Title 2013

JP McCaldin, sailing Jamais Encore had a clean sweep on the first day of the J24 Northerns in Lough Erne, and the still conditions on Sunday meant that no more races were sailed. Fresh 15 knot breezes on Saturday gave the competitors lots of work to do. While some boats were challenging JP in the different races his consistency left little scope for anyone to...
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Irish J24 Nationals 2012 – Event Report

Jamais Encore, driven by JP Mc Caldin won the 2012 J24 National Championships in Lough Ree Yacht Club at the weekend. After 5 races on the first day the top 3 boats, Jamais Encore, Stouché & Kilcullen-Euro Car Parks were on 9,10 & 11 points respectively, with the top of the chasing pack on 15,16,20 & 21. All to play for going in to the...
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O’Driscoll claims Northern J24 title with nail biting finish.

Flor O’Driscoll sailing “Hard on Port” claimed the J/24 Northern Championship in Lough Erne by just one point from JP McCaldin in one of this season’s closest J/24 finishes. Entries from Lough Swilly, Royal Cork, Lough Ree and Howth joining the local boats from Lough Erne for the two-day event over the weekend. The competition was made more interesting by the fact that it was...
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McCaldin Worthy Winner Of Mediagasmic J24 Easterns

With a third place in the opening race being his worst result in the six-race series, JP McCaldin in Jamais Encore from Lough Erne YC was an impressive winner of the Mediagasmic-sponsored J/24 Eastern Championships at Howth over the weekend. Even National Champion Flor O’Driscoll on Hard on Port couldn’t match the level of consistency that the northern visitors demonstrated while another feature of the...
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