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The day that Round the Island Race records tumbled    
Mon, 3 Jun 2013

In the Round the Island Race, Saturday 1st June was certainly a day to remember, a day of highs, and more highs and, it was a day for records to tumble. It was the day when Great Britain's most successful Olympic sailor, Sir Ben Ainslie and his all-British crew aboard J.P. Morgan BAR, trounced the existing Round the Island Race multihull record, held for 12 years, by an impressive 16 minutes.

In the monohull fleet the biggest boat in the IRC classes, Mike Slade's 100ft ICAP Leopard was not far behind. He crossed the finish line 40 minutes after Ainslie, shaving almost ten minutes off the monohull race record he had set back in 2008.

Title sponsor J.P. Morgan Asset Management, summed up their team's thoughts on the day. Jasper Berens, Head of UK, J.P. Morgan Assert Management, commented: 'It's so fantastic to be here and to raise such superb amounts for the Race charity, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. It was a vintage year in terms of weather and the racing and it was incredible to see so many happy, smiling faces in Cowes. The fact that Ben and his team on J.P. Morgan BAR achieved the Round the Island race multihull record, just topped it off. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year.'

On behalf of the Island Sailing Club, Dave Atkinson, Race Safety Officer, had little cause for concern during his long day that started at 0245 and finished at 2350. He commented: 'We had the least number of incidents to deal with for a very long time and nothing major occurred out on the water. The entire Race team, that numbers around 170 people on the day and ranged from spotters to results teams, cannot be praised highly enough.'


Today, Sunday 2nd June, wrapped everything up nicely with more great weather and the Race Prizegiving which was held at the Island Sailing Club where the Commodore Rod Nicholls was joined on stage by Corrie McQueen from J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston to hand out the gold and silverware to the deserving prizewinners.

The most coveted prize, the Gold Roman Bowl and JPMAM Salver for First Overall IRC went to 5 West, the TP52 owned and helmed by Sir Keith Mills and Robert Greenhalgh.

The Silver Roman Bowl and JPMAM Salver for Second Overall IRC went to Pace and Johnny Vincent. The Observer Trophy and JPMAM Trophy for First Monohull to finish went to Mike Slade and ICAP Leopard.

Next year, the Race is held on Saturday 21st June and the Island Sailing Club.

Trophy Winners

 

Observer Trophy & Jpmam Trophy - First Monohull To Finish  

Gbr1r            Icap Leopard            Mike Slade                       

Gold Roman Bowl & Jpmam Salver - First Overall Irc         

Gbr1851n            5 West            Sir Keith Mills/Tim Hedges                       

Silver Roman Bowl & Jpmam Salver - Second Overall Irc      

            Gbr528r            Pace            Johnny Vincent                       

Royal Thames Challenge Trophy & Jpmam Salver - Third O/A Irc

            Fra38902            Raging Bee            Dussere Louis-Marie                       

Royal London Challenge Cup & Jpmam Salver  - Fourth O/A Irc

            Ned46            Tonnerre De Breskens 3            P.W. Vroon                       

Jpmorgan Trophy - First Overall Irc Group 0                

            Gbr1851n            5 West            Tim Hedges                       

Owen Parker Memorial Trophy - First Overall Irc Group 1    

            Gbr7383r            Puma Logic            Sailing Logic                       

Irc Division 1a                                            

            Swe40            Hurrycane Vii            Ken Bruneflod                       

Irc Division 1b                                            

            Gbr7383r            Puma Logic            Sailing Logic                       

Irc Division 1c                                            

            Gbr1010l            Xinska            Bernard Olesinski                       

Yeoman Challenge Trophy - First Overall Irc Group 2        

            Fra38902            Raging Bee            Dussere Louis-Marie                       

Irc Division 2a                                            

            Gbr6969l            Grandslam            Michael Ronson                       

Irc Division 2b                                             

            Fra38902            Raging Bee            Dussere Louis-Marie                       

Irc Division 2c                                            

            Gbr7712r            Zarafa            Peter Scholfield                       

Irc Division 2d                                            

            Gbr9633r            Ruthless            Martin Pearson                       

Champagne Mumm Challenge Cup - First Overall Irc Group 3   

            K9            Woof            Jo Richards                       

Irc Division 3a                                            

            Gbr4365t            Enigma            Ian Braham                       

Irc Division 3b                                             

            Gbr8795t            Chablis            Richard Freemantle                       

Irc Division 3c                                            

            K9            Woof            Jo Richards                       

Irc Division 3d                                            

            K1328t            Flying Boat            Michael J Shaw                       

Methuselah Trophy - First Irc Team                         

            Royal Ocean Racing Club (Erivale Iii, Bembridge Boat Storage, La Reponse)                       

Jeroboam Trophy - Second Irc Team                          

            Royal Lymington Yacht Club Team 1 (Zarafa, Nordic Bear, Love In A Mist)                                               

Conrad Ritblat Trophy & Jpmam Salver - First Irc To Finish 

            Gbr1r            Icap Leopard            Mike Slade                       

Silver Gilt Roman Bowl & Jpmam Salver - First Overall Iscrs

            Gbr1488l            Sky Hunter Ii            Peter Bainbridge                       <
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by Peta Stuart-Hunt



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