North Sails LOFT NEWS

May 13, 2019

NORTH CLIENTS EXCEL OFFSHORE IN 19/20 SEASON

A Busy Year Of Offshore Racing Ends With Success

Joss, Ian Clyne ©Lindsay Preece- Ironbark Photos

After several years as the bridesmaid, Alan Stein in his GP 42 Dirty Deeds has won the coveted Siska Trophy (Overall Winner under IRC for the 6 race Blue Water Championship). Alan also won the Farrawa Cup hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, a series of shorter offshore races.

Ian Clyne, with his J-122 Joss was 2nd in the Siska Trophy, 2nd in the Farrawa Cup and First in both the Success and Captain Stirling Cups, hosted by Fremantle Sailing Club.

Paul and Ceris Arns with their Mat 1245 Obsession rounded out the podium for the Siska Trophy and 2nd in the Success Cup. Paul and Ceris are also the reigning IRC State IRC Champions.

Mark Nagle with his Fred Barrett 35 Weapon of Choice was third in the Farrawa Cup, 3rd in the Success Cup and 3rd in the Weekend Series. Michael Thorpe with his S&S34 won YAH( performance handicap) in Division 2 of the Success Cup.

A special mention to Todd Giraudo with his SunFast 3600 Kraken for the Overall win in the 340nm Fremantle to Albany Race. Todd sailed double handed, an amazing achievement. Second place overall was another SunFast 3600 Crush owned by David Davenport. David sailed fully crewed, another great result for his first major ocean race.

Next up the IRC State Championship to be sailed in Conjunction with the Valmadre Offshore winter series.  Get your team at the front of the pack. Call your local North expert for more information on upgrading your sail inventory to best your competition.

Dirty Deeds, Alan Stein ©Lindsay Preece- Ironbark Photos
Obsession, Paul and Ceris Arns ©Lindsay Preece- Ironbark Photos
Weapon of Choice, Mark Nagle © Lindsay Preece- Ironbark Photos
Soon, Michael Thorpe ©Lindsay Preece- Ironbark Photos