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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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Full 10-race schedule completed at BMW J24 European Championships at Howth

In ideal conditions – moderate to fresh south-easterly winds and sunshine – the BMW J/24 Europeans Championships concluded at Howth (Thursday 15th) with four back-to-back races to complete the full 10-race programme. Top of the table was ‘Reloaded’ (Mark Penfold), sailing under US colours, with 34 points, three ahead of the leading European entry ‘Il Riccio’ (Ian Southworth/Chris McLaughlin) which takes the European Championship trophy....
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O’Driscoll adds J24 Easterns title at Malahide to season’s haul

Flor O’Driscoll, who recently retained his J24 National title and won Class 3 in the Dublin Bay Challenge, added to his season’s haul of trophies by winning the Malahide Marina-sponsored J24 Eastern Championships hosted by Malahide Yacht Club last weekend. Something of a dress rehearsal for Irish entries in the BMW J24 Europeans at Howth from September 12th-15th, the second day of the event was...
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National Championships at Lough Erne

O’DRISCOLL RETAINS J24 NATIONAL TITLE AT LOUGH ERNE Flor O’Driscoll and his crew on ‘Hard on Port’ successfully defended their Irish J24 Championship title at Lough Erne last weekend but they were pushed hard all the way by the two McCaldins, Mickey and son JP, from the host club. The eight-race championship, sponsored by Waterways Ireland, was sailed in a wide variety of wind strengths,...
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