Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Crazy RORC Cherbourg Race

(Cowes, Isle of Wight, England)- The final race of the “Channel” part of the RORC’s season long points series ended with the weekend dash across the infamous “La Manche” from Cowes to Cherbourg, France.

After one of the nicer races of the season, especially after the incredibly tough “no wind” Fastnet Race; Alex Adams’ J/105 VOADOR took second in IRC 3 Class (and 7th overall), followed by three more J teams in the top seven; Torl McLaren’s J/109 INSPARA in 5th (and 12th overall), Kevin Armstrong’s J/109 JAZZY JELLFISH in 6th and Nick Martin’s J/105 DIABLO-J in 7th.

As a result, it looks like the RORC Series IRC Overall sees Martin’s J/105 DIABLO-J lying in 4th place, Chris Palmer’s J/109 J-T’AIME 8th, Trevor Sainty’s J/109 JELENKO in 14th and David Ballantyne’s J/133 JINGS in 18th.

Within the individual classes for the season long points series, in IRC One overall with 83 entries, Ballantyne’s J/133 JINGS appears to have secured 4th in class.  In IRC Two with 103 entries, Elin Haf Davies’ J/120 NUNATAK took 7th in class, followed by Chris Schram’s J/120 MAVERICK in 9th, Andy Theobald’s J/122 R&W in 10th, the Army Sailing Association’s J/111 BRITISH SOLDIER in 11th and Gilles Fournier’s J/133 PINTIA in 20th.  Finally, in IRC Three with 124 entries, perversely its the J/105 DIABLO-J that drops in the standings (relative to overall) to 7th with Palmer’s J/109 J’T’AIME in 8th, and Sainty’s J/109 JELENKO in 10th. Sailing photo credits- Paul Wyeth/   For more RORC Cherbourg & series sailing information