Sunday, May 12, 2019

RORC Vice Admirals Cup Preview

J/111 sailing off Cowes (Cowes, England)- The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s annual Vice Admiral’s Cup Regatta is an event held in the Solent and is designed for class racing and closely-banded IRC Rating classes with a mixture of windward/leeward and random-leg round-the-cans races. The format is quite popular with J/sailors since there is a mix of different kinds of racing, enabling teams to test themselves in the different formats.

In the Performance 40 Class of ten boats will be Chris Daniel’s J/122E JUNO, up against a cast of First 40s and King 40s.

The six-boat J/111 Class has teams from Great Britain, Netherlands, and Switzerland.  Notable teams include Louise Makin & Chris Jones JOURNEYMAKER II, Simon Bamford’s KESTREL, Paul Griffiths’ JAGERBOMB, Tony Mack’s McFLY, Jan Van Berne’s RED HERRING crew from The Netherlands and Joerg Sigg’s LALLEKONIG team from Switzerland.

The half-dozen J/109s include most of the top dogs in the U.K. class.  Those teams include Chris Preston’s JUBILEE, Simon Perry’s JIRAFFE, Phil Warwick’s JOLLY JACK TAR, David Richards’ JUMPING JELLYFISH, Rob Cotterill’s MOJO RISIN, and Mike Yates’ JAGO.

The nine-boat J/70 class promises tight, close racing as the teams prepare for the J/70 World Championship that will be sailed in U.K. home waters off Torquay in the southwest country.  Some of those leading crews include Andrew Barraclough’s JENGA 8, Patrick Liardet’s COSMIC, Doug Struth’s DSP, and Paul Ward’s EAT SLEEP J REPEAT. For more RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.