Doublehanded success in the Cowes Dinard St Malo Race
It was a close and thrilling encounter, six Two-Handed teams made the top ten overall, dominating IRC Three and IRC Four. Winner of the Two-Handed class, by just 58 seconds after 21 hours of racing, was Francois Moriceau’s JPK 10.10 Mary, which was also second overall. Jean Pierre Kelbert’s JPK 10.30 Léon, was second in class, and third overall. Louis-Marie Dussere’s JPK 10.80 Raging-bee2 was third in the Two-Handed Class, and fourth overall, just 81 seconds from class victory.
Delighted with an all JPK podium in St Malo.
Double handed is here
Double-handed sailing is gaining popularity in Australia and the rest of Asia Pacific, with more races and club jumping on the popularity and increase in participants. The short-handed yacht series in New Zealand was fully booked in hours and the CYCA introduces a special double-handed division for iconix races like the Sydney to Southport and the Sydney to Hobart races in 2020. RPAYC announced plans for a Sydney to Auckland race in 2021 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the club and the America’s Cup in New Zealand. No doubt they will also include a doublehanded division.
Really exciting times, especially for those with some double handed racing skills/appetite and those owning a JPK 10.80, the ideal and leading boat in single and double handed sailing.
Mythical wins in IRC 2, 3 & 4 on the Solent
3rd IRC Overall, 1st IRC 2 (11.80), 1st & 3rd IRC 3 (10.80), 1st IRC 4 (10.10) A divisional wins a 3rd overall IRC for the JPK 11.80 Courrier Recommande in the 3rd major RORC race of the year, the Myth of Malham Race. Last year’s Middle Sea Race winner, Gery Tresensaux is gearing up his 11.80 for the Fastnet in August and the Sydney to Hobart in December and doing so with great form.
JPK was well represented at the podium at the Myth of the Malham with Timeline (JPK 10.80) winning IRC3 and Shaitan (JPK 10.80) finishing 3rd. Foggy Dew, a JPK 10.10 took home the prize in IRC4. Fantastic results and a great build up to the Fastnet & Hobart.
Victory in the RORC Cervantes Trophy Race
1st IRC 2 (11.80), 1st & 2nd IRC 3 (10.80), 1st IRC Double (10.80), 1st & 2nd IRC 4 (10.10) in the first proper offshore race of the RORC season across the channel from Cowes to Le Havre. This Cat.3 race of approximately 150nm takes competitors via a number marks from England to France. A first typical trial for those looking to participate in the Fastnet Race.
JPK 11.80 Sunrise won IRC2 and finished 4th overall. Raging Bee won IRC 3 as well as IRC doublehanded in their JPK 10.80, whilst the old faithful Foggy Dew, a JPK 10.10, won IRC4 just ahead of Gioai another JPK 10.10.
Success at 2024 Olympic Sailing Arena
In the future Olympic nautical stadium in France, was the 54th International Mediterranean Nautical Week in April. Over 130 yachts and over 1,000 sailors competed in the region’s largest competition. At the end of the four days, JPK wins 4 of the 6 IRC divisions 1st IRC solo, 1st IRC double, 1st IRC3 & 1st & 2nd IRC4.
YES, HE CAN!
Over the course of his three decades of continued racing at the event, Adam Gosling has won Cowes Week countless times, not to mention a great many other illustrious Solent events such as the Round the Island Race and various race series.
ANOTHER HAPPY OWNER
Sailing is always a priority for Jean Pierre Kelbert especially if its racing one of his beloved JPK’s. On this occasion it was the JPK 10.80“Bouznik” for the Double Handed 2018 “ArMen” race over 300 nautical miles off the coast of Brittany . The JPK owner Francois Valraud show his excitement at achieving a 2nd overall in this very competitive offshore race that offered a range of conditions from light to heavy airs.