In the Lifedge J109 National Championship, seventeen J109s had an intense battle with Ian Nagle’s Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Jelly Baby taking the crown as UK and Ireland National champion. Tony Dickin’s Hamble based J109, Jubilee, scored a first and second yesterday and had a dramatic tie with Joe Henry’s Jolly Jack Tar to claim second for the championship. Alan Bennett’s Dorset team racing J109 Blue Jay of Poole was third for the regatta.
“To go up on the stage with all the team and win the championship was fantastic, a great moment.” commented Jelly Baby’s Ian Nagle. I couldn’t hope for a better crew and we are delighted we came over and I hope that we will get a lot of boats over for Cork Week next year. We came here because we had done most of the events in Ireland and we wanted a different challenge.”