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IRC Double-Handed National Championship Wrap Up

Ian Hoddle & Ollie Wyatt, Sun Fast 3600, Game On

18 boats entered the IRC Double Handed National Championship hosted by RORC over the weekend of the 1st and 2nd of September.

With a strong contingent of top performing two handed boats included in the entry the racing was always going to be close and it proved the case right up to the last race of the 4 Inshore races of the championship.

In race one, a 9.8nm course set by the RORC race team Stephen Roberts’ J105 Jin Tonic was victorious by just one second on corrected time from Nigel Goodhew’s Sunfast 3200 Cora. Chris Preston’s J109 Jubilee was third. Race two saw a slight increase in wind strength and Bellino, a Sunfast 3600 sailed by Rob Craigie and Deb Fish, found the conditions to her liking with a 59 second win over another Sunfast 3600 Game On, sailed by Ian Hoddle and Ollie Wyatt.

After a curry meal and pint or two on the Saturday night race three on Sunday started in 13 knots which allowed two decent races on the day. In race three of the series Cora was triumphant ahead of Ed Fishwick’s Redshift Reloaded, another Sunfast 3600 with Jubilee again taking a third. With the top three only separated by two points the fourth race start was tight but all clear as the boats set off on a 9.2nm course to decide the Inshore element of the Championships. The fresher breeze suited Redshift who won from Jubilee with Cora coming in third.

The top two were only separated by countback with the third place gained by Cora in race four proving vital in giving her the overall win.

Aaron and Tim Goodhew of Cora accepting their prizes from Nick Martin, RORC Vice CommodoreAaron and Tim Goodhew of Cora accepting their prizes from Nick Martin, RORC Vice Commodore

Nick Martin the RORC Vice Commodore who competed in the event, awarded the Inshore element prizes and thanked the competitors for taking part as well as the race team for delivering four excellent races. The overall winner will be decided after the RORC Cowes - Cherbourg race on the 6th September.

Full results from the weekend can be found here

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UK

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Lymington, Hampshire
SO41 3SE
UK

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The RORC was founded in 1925 to encourage long distance yacht racing and the design, building and navigation of sailing vessels in which speed and seaworthiness are combined. Today the club encourages ocean, long distance and other forms of yacht racing and yachting activity.