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Celtic Team win the 14th Commodores' Cup

 
Celtic Team leader Jock Wishart, on Adventurer, was emotional upon having his long-sought Commodores' Cup victory confirmed.

"This win is something I've been dreaming about for a long time. We were last in the previous Commodores' Cup and this time we almost ran away with it."

Keronimo being top scoring IRC One boat Saturday made up for the mixed-results from her Celtic Team team mates - Jean-Eudes Renier's JPK 1080 Shaitan and the First 40 Adventurer, chartered this week to Scottish adventurer Jock Wishart.

They scored 12-4 and 4-22 respectively in Saturday's races.

This confirmed the Commodores' Cup victory for the Celtic Team, who have led the RORC's biennial race for three boat teams with Corinthian crews (this year running in conjunction with the IRC Europeans).

However this was with the lower margin than yesterday - 140.5 points to second placed GBR-RORC's 170, the British having had an outstanding day, with La Réponse scoring 2-8, Sunrise 5-2 and Redshift Reloaded 3-2.

Chris Stone, Racing Manager of the Royal Ocean Racing Club commented:

"The IRC Europeans and Commodores' Cup have been an overriding success and all the competitors are happy."

"The racing has been a complete test with the full range of strong tides, heavy weather, light conditions and sun and rain."

"There were a couple of stand-out performances and I congratulate J Lance 12 crew as worthy winners. Otherwise the racing was incredibly close at this third European Championship showing that IRC remains in great health."


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