Please select your home edition
Doyle Sails 2020 - Built for Adventure 728x90 TOP

Irish J/24 Northern Championship at Coleraine Yacht Club

by Michael Clarke 12 Jun 2006 10:47 PDT 10-11 June 2006

Boats from Belfast Lough and Dublin Bay, took top places at the Irish J/24 Northern Championship, on 10 & 11 June, hosted by Coleraine YC at Portrush Harbour on Ireland’s north coast, and sponsored by West Bay Capital. Sixty J/24 sailors in 12 boats from 6 clubs took part.

Ireland’s new Northern J/24 Champions are Paul Barbour’s Taz team from Carrickfergus SC, Belfast Lough, helm David Taylor, crew Woo Kerny, Steve Ferris and Connor Brennan.

Second overall was Steve Atkinson’s Bád, also Carrick. Third and fourth were from Dublin Bay’s Royal St George YC, J-Spot, Richard O’Connor and David Hammond, and Just 4 Fun, Barry O’Neill. Best among 5 old Westerly boats, Stuart Harrison’s Jay from Lough Neagh SC, got the perpetual Kinnego Plate. Prizes were bottles of Bushmills Whiskey, brewed nearby, and handy hip flasks for all crew.

Race Officer Joe Slater’s timely management and prompt re-starts secured the three good races necessary for an event by early Saturday afternoon before racing was wisely abandoned in a very strong and rising gusty south wind. No racing was possible on Sunday.

Ireland’s next big J/24 event is the three-day National Championship, at Carrickfergus SC on 7-9 July then the revived Southern J/24 Championship on 19 & 20 August.

Five of the J/24s at Portrush up on the north coast will be on loan to Irish Sailing Association and Royal Cork YC on Ireland’s south coast in for use in September’s ISAF Nation’s Cup match racing final, the most important international sailing event in Ireland this season.

Overall Results:

1 Taz, Carrickfergus SC, David Taylor & Paul Barbour, 1,1,3, 3pts
2 Bád, Steve Atkinson, CSC, 2, 3, 3, 8pts
3 J-Spot, Richard O'Connor & David Hammond, Royal St George YC, 3, 2, 4, 9pts
4 Just4Fun, Barry O'Neill, RStGYC, 4, 4, 2, 10 pts
5 Jibberish, Stephen Bradshaw, Portaferry SC, 5, 5, 5, 15pts
6 Jay, Stuart Harrison, Lough Neagh SC, 6, 7, 7, 20 pts
7 Skipjack, John Kane, Lough Erne YC, 10, 6, 6, 22 pts
8 Jeriatrix, Michael Clarke, LEYC, 7, 8, 8, 23pts
9 Jezebel, Anthony Clendining, Coleraine SC, 8, 9, 10, 27 pts
10 Jigalo, Tim Rippey, LEYC, 9, 10, 9, 28pts
11 Sandpiper, Andy Sloan, CSC, 11, 11, 11, 33pts
12 Luder Too, Robin Eagleson, LNSC 13, 13, 13, 39pts

Related Articles

J/24 Midwinter Championship overall
Paul Abdullah's Team Tarheel prevail in a variety of conditions The J/24 Midwinter Championship saw a variety of conditions from wild winds and waves to beautiful sun and seas to a final day lacking breeze and races. Posted on 26 Feb
J/24 Midwinter Championship Day 2
Four gorgeous races in Tampa, Florida Radiant sunshine, flat seas and champagne breeze allowed four races on the middle day of the J/24 Midwinter Championship. Posted on 25 Feb
J/24 Midwinter Championship Day 1
Brisk day in Tampa Bay to open the racing With rolling waves and breeze increasing above 20 knots, the J/24 Midwinter Championship launched for 27 boats at Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, Florida on Friday. Posted on 23 Feb
International Paint Poole Regatta 2024 Entry Open
Host of the GBR IRC National Championship 2024 Entries for the International Paint Poole Regatta 2024 are now open at, with early entry discounts available until midnight on the 13th April. Posted on 6 Feb
Innamincka crowned Australian J/24 Champions
A convincing win for John Crawford's Innamincka team Once again, the Australian J/24 Nationals were held in Sydney, this time on the harbor. Posted on 4 Feb
2023 Lady Liberty Regatta at Manhattan Yacht Club
All-women teams from Australia, Canada, France, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Monaco, Sweden and the USA The Lady Liberty Regatta brought together all-women teams from Australia, Canada, France, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Monaco, Sweden and the United States. This was a 3-day competition designed to create international goodwill through friendly competition. Posted on 30 Dec 2023
Plymouth Race Week returns
Three championships taking place during the 4-day regatta There will be 3 great events happening simultaneously during the 4-day regatta taking place over 3 racecourses in Plymouth Sound National Marine Park. Posted on 27 Dec 2023
International Paint Poole Regatta NoR published
Taking place over the late May Bank Holiday The Notice of Race has now been published for the International Paint Poole Regatta 2024 and can be found on the regatta website. Posted on 23 Dec 2023
Six months to International Paint Poole Regatta
Includes GBR IRC National Championship and VPRS Southern Area Championship Just under six months remain until the starting gun fires on the eagerly anticipated International Paint Poole Regatta 2024 and sailing enthusiasts are gearing up for the most spectacular event hosted to date. Posted on 6 Dec 2023
Stuart Jardine passes away
One of the best known and most highly respected sailors in the UK One of the best known and most highly respected sailors in the UK has passed away at the age of 90. Lt Col. Stuart Jardine OBE won championships over a remarkable eight decades, representing Great Britain at both the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games. Posted on 12 Nov 2023
RS Sailing 2021 - FOOTERC-Tech 2020 Battens 2 728x90 BOTTOMHyde Sails 2022 One Design FOOTER