1st IRC 3, 1st Double-handed, 3rd Overall IRC!
(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- The 2012 RORC Season’s Points Championship came to a dramatic conclusion in Cherbourg in the early hours of Saturday morning. 278 yachts have competed in the ten race series. Indeed, the 75-mile-sprint to Cherbourg was not only the last hurrah of the RORC Seasons Point Championship, but a cliff-hanger to boot! This years championship has been one of the most hotly contested for many years. Three yachts were contesting the overall championship and in the end, the venerable J/105 managed a podium finish and was top UK boat in the RORC Season series, plus winning class in both IRC 3 and DH!
In IRC Three Nick Martin’s fairy tale season came to an end racing his J/105, DIABLO-J. A second place in the race secured the IRC Three and Two-Handed titles for the season and a magnificent third overall for the RORC Season’s Points Championship. DIABLO-J enjoyed a very close battle to Cherbourg with Christopher Palmer’s J/109, J-T’AIME, which claimed third by just 13 seconds. In the end, Chris’ J-T’AIME scored a commendable fourth overall in IRC Three for the RORC Season! In fact, J/Teams took five of the top ten overall. Behind J-T’AIME was Kevin Armstrong’s J/109 JAZZY JELLYFISH in seventh, Todd Well’s J/109 JE VANTE in ninth and Niki Curwen’s J/105 VOADOR in tenth! For more RORC Cherbourg Race sailing information