Everyone at Ancasta International Boat Sales would like to congratulate Andrew Pearce and the crew of Magnum III, who made a spectacular debut in their offshore campaign by taking IRC 1 and the overall win in the Morgan Cup 2012. Notably, Magnum III was only narrowly ahead of her sister ship , Keronimo; another Ker 40 belonging to Jonathan Goring.
This year the British IRC Nationals will also see five Ker 40’s line up against each other and race in the Solent. The two day event is run by the RORC from the 15th - 17th July.
The Ker 40, built by McConaghy is recognised as the first of the new breed of 40 footers designed to compete under IRC, and this event is the first time the fleet, based out of Hamble Yacht Services, will be assembling. Nick Griffith, Ancasta's MD spoke on behalf of the entire company when he said...
“ We are absolutely delighted to see such a fleet gathering so soon after the classes establishment. Worldwide, ten Ker 40’s have been delivered in the last 12 months to very experienced owners looking for a competitive 40 footer that is exciting to sail. Seeing such rapid growth in the class would indicate that the Ker 40 is delivering on that ambition. The IRC’s should provide some fabulous racing for these terrific boats.”
This year's fleet will include, Jamie McWilliams ‘Signal 8’ which is here to compete for Hong Kong in this year’s Commodores Cup. The British boats include Jonathan Goring’s ‘Keronimo’ Nigel Passmore’s ‘Apollo’; and Andrew Pearce’s ‘Magnum’. They'll be joined by Holland’s Peter de Graff with the very new ‘Baraka’.