Magnum III Snatches Victory in the IRC Series

Once again, one of our brilliant Ker 40’s has stepped up to the mark, embraced the challenge and reinforced their reputation as a force to be reckoned with. 

This year’s RORC IRC National Championship’s saw competitors negotiating some strenuous conditions to say the least! The RORC Race Committee set up three tight windward leeward races in the eastern and central Solent, which ensured that often,  stress levels were high and several general recalls added to the drama. 

Now notorious for her team’s tenacity and providing outstanding performances in harsh conditions,  Andrew Pearce’s Ker 40, ‘Magnum III’  snatched victory from the over night leader, Tonnerre de Breskens. While Anthony O'Leary's Irish Ker 39, Antix, sailed consistently well all weekend, they were relegated to runners up for the second year running when the IRC One title went to Magnum III, who beat them by a single point in the seven race series.  

Many congratulations to all involved and we’re really looking forward to see even more victories over the coming months. 

Ancasta would like to thank and make special mention of Hamo Thornycroft who has generously supplied us with some fantastic images of the action. Hamo has been covering the boating scene for nearly 30 years, specialising in photographing yachts and motor boats in the Solent and has built an international reputation for the quality of his work.

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