Offshore

IRC European Championship - A difficult day on the water

 
The Celtic Team established a lead in the Commodores' Cup on Monday

Adventurer was the team's top scoring boat Sunday, today it was the turn of the Ker 40 Keronimo. The Celtic Team now holds a six point lead over Lastminute.

EU, the team comprising the IRC Three leader Hansen, Robert Bickett's newly acquired Club Swan 42 Fargo and the J/122e Juno of Christopher Daniel.

La RĂ©ponse's outstanding day has elevated their GBR - RORC team (that also includes Tom Kneen's new JPK 1180 Sunrise and Ed Fishwick's Sun Fast 3600 Redshift Reloaded), from last place to fifth overall.

Provisional Results here

Monday's much anticipated race around the Isle of Wight got away on time at 09:30 BST from the Royal Yacht Squadron line. But just under two hours later the wind died and the race was abandoned.

Two inshore races were held near the Brambles Bank with reaching and running starts respectively.

RORC Admiral Andrew McIrvine's La RĂ©ponse winning the second race ahead of sistership Adventurer, being campaigned here by Scot Jock Wishart. These two now lead IRC Two.

In IRC One, the FAST 40+s, Michael Bartholomew's former GP42 Tokoloshe II and James Neville's HH42 Ino XXX continue to set the pace.

Tokoloshe II claimed her second win in race one, but the FAST 40+ grip was broken in race two when the Mat 1180 Gallivanter prevailed.

In IRC Three, Dane Michael Mollmann and his immaculately sailed X-37 Hansen put in a 3-1 today, with Roy Darrer's Irish team on the A-35 Fools Gold winning today's first race.

The Danes now hold a three point lead overall, while in second overall is the J/112e J Lance 12.

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