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A Busy Season Awaits…

North Sails are proud to support the RC35 Class again for the 2022 season. 

The RC35 encompasses Racer-Cruiser yachts in Scotland with an IRC Banding of 1.010 to 1.040. They also attract teams over from Ireland thanks to the Irish events on the circuit. The class is looking forward to a full season on the water, especially after a difficult two years due to the pandemic.

The Scottish IRC Championships at Scottish Series is at the beginning of June, so the class will be blowing away the cobwebs at their first event of the year in May – Kip Regatta. We spoke with Robin Young, Class Chairman and owner of J/109 Jings:

“The RC35 class are looking forward to getting back to Tarbert after two years away. With at least two new boats? to the class, everybody is chomping at the bit to battle it out on the spectacular waters of Loch Fyne. Of course, we are also looking forward to catching up with old friends in the local hostelries.

Jings – 📸 Neill Ross
Animal – 📸 Neill Ross

Reigning Scottish Series Overall Champion and three time RC35 Class Champion Animal will undoubtedly be the favourite. However, their rivals  won’t make it easy for them as it looks to be another competitive and close series. With the fleet comprising of four J/109s, the ever popular class could present a new winner this season. 

“The biggest improvement I see with 3Di is durability. On the 36.7 we have overlapping Genoas and with 3Di we are seeing double the life compared to string sails. With North we are fast and they last.” says Kevin Aitken of First 36.7, Animal (RC35 Overall Champions for the last 3 years powered by a full suite of North Sails 3Di RAW). 

“It’s great for the RC35 Class to be associated with a sailmaker with such an impressive reputation worldwide. Also as a client with a full set of North Sails, I can vouch for the product quality and performance.” Robin continued.

With 80% of the fleet using North Sails, we are delighted to continue supporting the RC35 Class in Scotland. Tight competition and a vast array of racing venues means we cannot wait to see what the busy season ahead brings. Who will be crowned RC35 Overall Champion and who will pick up RC35 Celtic Cup? 

2022 RC35 Events

RC35 Championship 2022, 6 events with 1 discard

14th-15th May – Kip Regatta

3rd-6th June – Scottish Series

23rd-26th June – Bangor Town Regatta

23rd-24th July – RC35 Championship Weekend 

27th-28th Aug – Largs Regatta

10th-11th Sept – GSS/CCC North Clyde Regatta

RC35 Celtic Cup 2022, 4 events with 1 discard

14th-15th May – Kip Regatta

3rd-6th June – Scottish Series

23rd-26th June – Bangor Town Regatta

11th-15th July –  Volvo Cork Week

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