Another Ker 40 and Another Championship in the Bag

  • Ker 40 Magnum 3  by McConaghy

Last weekend’s Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC National Championship produced fantastic results for the magnificent Kers with a triumphant overall win for Magnum 3, Andrew Pearce’s British Ker 40. The racing produced a tense end to an exciting regatta which saw 54 yachts from seven different countries competing. 

In the 6th and final race, all classes got away off Gillkicker Point but a substantial shift in the light breeze was too much to provide fair racing and the race was abandoned shortly after the start. As the gun sounded for the last time, a big cheer was heard from Magnum 3, which won a highly competitive Class One. Andrew Pearce and his crew, including Ancasta’s very own Race Boat Broker, Sam Pearson, were all smiles at the prize giving especially where Magnum 3 was also crowned Overall RORC IRC National Champion 2013.

"Absolutely thrilled we have had two cracking days of racing," said Andrew Pearce at the prize giving. "Despite the light weather the wind direction over the two days we raced was consistent and everybody has had a really good time. We are just so very pleased to have won against the best opposition we have ever encountered.  Last year we won our class on the last race, this year to lead from the start and win overall has been a dream come true."

Meanwhile, Sam, (who has been notably ‘absent’ for a couple of days since the celebrations took place), told us…

“ It was quite daunting entering these championships because there were 18 boats in the fleet and having won last year, the pressure was on to defend our title.  I think this just goes to prove that the Kers are an ‘all round’ excellent IRC racing boat having won in both windy and light extremes respectively."

For more information about the indisputable versatility and success of the fabulous Ker 40s, please contact Sam Pearson on 02380 450 000 or

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