Results

Datacom wins the Gotlan Runt
Christer Carentelts Landmark 43 Datacom won the Gotland Runt under ORC. Christer is 72 years old and after 24 previous trips decided that this was his last race around Gotland. He has ended with a win, helming the last stretch toward the finish line in Sandhamn.
Datacom wins the Gotlan Runt
Christer Carentelts Landmark 43 Datacom won the Gotland Runt under ORC. Christer is 72 years old and after 24 previous trips decided that this was his last race around Gotland. He has ended with a win, helming the last stretch toward the finish line in Sandhamn.
Datacom
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Christer Carentelts Landmark 43 Datacom won the Gotland Runt under ORC. Christer is 72 years old and after 24 previous trips decided that this was his last race around Gotland. He has ended with a win, helming the last stretch toward the finish line in Sandhamn.
Downtime
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Swept the board at Block Island Race Week, winning the Round the Island Race, IRC 2 overall, and the US IRC National Championship Title. IRC 2 was dominated by Mills Design with White Witch in second and Cool Breeze in third.
Alegre
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Andy Sorianos new IRC 72 won the Rolex Giraglia Trophy series of inshore races in St. Tropez, beating a very strong Mini-Maxi fleet on her first outing in a light airs series.
Matmazel
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The MAT1245 fought off the best competition in Turkey in a truncated event at the American Express Bosphoros Cup.
Downtime
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Ed and Molly Freitag’s Summit 40 Downtime won the 159th NYYC Annual Regatta, with sistership White Witch in third.
Foxy Lady 6
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The Singapore based Foxy Lady King 40 team beat the best of Asia’s 40′ fleet at Samui Race Week, Thailand.
Tokoloshe
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Won the RSYC May Regatta in the Solent.
Karasu
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The King 40 won the Karasu Ariran Cup, Japan
Foxy Lady 6
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Bill Bremner’s Foxy Lady won the Top of the Gulf Regatta in Thailand.
Matmazel
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The MAT1245 of Alp and Cem Somer won the BAYK Winter Series held in Bodrum, Turkey.
Tokoloshe
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Mike Bartholomew’s King 40 won the Warsash Spring Series and Spring Championships.
Tokoloshe
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At the RORC Easter Challenge the runaway leader in IRC Two was the King 40 Tokoloshe of South African owner Michael Bartholomew. The Hamble-based crew podiumed in all seven races to finish 15 points clear of second.
Windpower
The Landmark 43 won the Puma Twilight Series in Cape Town.
Arethusa
Phil Lotz’s Swan 42 optimised by Mills Design won the IRC 2 fleet of the Storm Trysail Clubs IRC East Coast Championship.
Ambush
Won IRC 1 of the Tommy Bahama Round the Island Race.
Ambush
Ambush won the RHKYC Lipton Trophy Pursuit Race overall from a fleet of more than 50 boats.
Soozal
Dan Woolery’s all-conquering team won the City of San Francisco Trophy for IRC B of the Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco for the third time, including the IRC B IRC North American Championship title for the second time.
Mandrake 2
Mandrake 2 continued her winning form by dominating IRC 1 of Asia’s most competitive inshore regatta, the RHKYC’s China Coast Regatta. This is her second, and Mills Designs fifth, straight victory in this class.
Caol Ila R
Caol Ila’s podium finish at the Rolex Maxi Worlds in Sardinia was a startling result for her new owner Alex Schärer against some of the best and longest established Grand Prix racers in the world. His teams third place continues the success she enjoyed as Alegre, with more to come.
Cool Breeze
John Coopers custom Mills 43 dominated the American Yacht Clubs Fall Series.
Dignity
won the RORC Commodores Cup as a member of the triumphant Team GBR Red Team, her second consecutive Commodores Cup win.
Downtime
Ed and Molly Freitag’s Summit 40 Downtime won the Long Island Sound US_IRC Championships, scoring a 1,1,1,2 1. in a series with winds from 6 to 18 knots.
Checkmate XV
In the Irish IRC Championships Nigel Biggs and the Checkmate team won Div 2 under both IRC and ECHO with their revamped half tonner, while Tiger with a new Mills Design keel swept Div 3 IRC.
Downtime
The white Summit 40 of Molly and Ed Freitag won against a competitive 14 boat fleet in the 9 race NYYC Race Week.
Mandrake 2
Won IRC B of the Typhoon Series in Hong Kong with Ambush in second place.
Ambush
The custom IRC 41 Ambush won the RHKYC Spring Regatta
White Witch
The Summit 40 of Larry Landry won the NYYC Annual Regatta Round The Island Race
Tokoloshe
Mike Bartholomew’s winning Summit 40 Tokoloshe took the Spring Series IRC 1 class in the Solent.
Santa
Claus Landmarks Landmark 43 Santa swept the 7 race Aarhus Big Boat Series. Four firsts contributed to an 8pt winning total less than half that of the second placed finisher.
Exile
Rob Reynolds DK46 Exile won IRC 1 of the New South Wales IRC Championship.
L’Altra Donna
Andy Kearnan’s Summit 35 L’Altra Donna took IRC 3 of the New South Wales IRC Championship. In six races held in light-medium conditions the Summit 35 won in a tough class of Australia’s best.
MAT 1010
MAT1010’s filled the top three spots at Turkey’s most important regatta, the American Express Bosphorous Cup. Sailed in front of the exotic backdrop of Istanbul in light to medium breeze, IRC 2 was dominated by Turkcell Alize, a point ahead of Komet, followed by Izmir Yelken in third.
Dignity
The Mills 39 Dignity emerged as winner of the British Commodores Cup trials and secured her slot in the lead RYA Team GBR Red. The owner Andrew Williams and his crew rounded off the selection process in emphatic style by clinching a first at the Vice Admirals Cup this weekend to secure their place in RYA Team GBR Red.
Mandrake 2
In Koh Samui Nick Burns and Fred Kinmonth’s Mandrake2 won the first race of the breezy final day to wrest back top spot from Bill Bremners Summit 40 Foxy Lady 6, who had carried four firsts to top the class on the morning of the last day.
Alize Turkcell
IRC2 of Turkeys’ traditional season opener Fahir Celikbas was won by the MAT1010 Turkcell Alize, followed by her sistershiup Matrak in second.
Orion
Turkeys traditional season opener Fahir Celikbas saw IRC1 won by the MAT12 Orion
Alice
The Mumm 36 with a new Mills Design non-overlapping sailplan won the Royal Southampton Yacht Club Frostbite Series.
Nine Dragons
The DK46 of Bob Cox took line honours in every race to win the Middle harbor YC Open Division Spring Series.
Exile
Rob Reynolds DK46 won the 2012 RPAYC Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Race
Windpower
The Landmark 43 of Phil Gutsche continued her domiantion of South African IRC racing with a win in the Crocs Summer regatta
L’Altra Donna
Andrew Kearnen’s Summit 35 won the Rolex Trophy Passage Series in Sydney
Exile
Rob Reynolds DK46 won IRC B of the annual Sydney Harbour Regatta
Mandrake 2
The custom IRC 41 of Fred Kinmonth and Nick Burns has continued her strong run in Asia by winning IRC1 of the 600 mile Rolex China Sea Race 2012 from Hong Kong Subic Bay in the Philippines.
Mandrake 2
won the RHKYC Spring Cup, discarding a first to win from the Mills custom 41 Ambush in second, in one of the hottest 40′ fleets in the world.
Checkmate XV
RORC Easter Challenge IRC 4B was dominated by the 1985 vintage MG30 Checkmate XV with her new Mills Design keel and rig producing a perfect scoreline. It was a push to get racing however with the boat first being launched only the day before.
MATilda
Meanwhile Louise Morton’s MAT1010 MATilda won a tough IRC Three ‘We loved it, we had a really good time. It was really nice to be back on the water,’ said Morton, making her return to competitive yachting for the first time since breaking her leg last June.
Tokoloshe
Runaway RORC Easter Challenge winner in IRC One was South African Michael Bartholomew and his well-honed crew on his King 40 Tokoloshe. They commanded a 15 boat class filled with Commodores Cup contenders including Antix, two Ker 40′s, and Tonnerre, ending up 9 points clear of second place.
Windpower
The Landmark 43 Windpower of Phil Gutsche won won the 2011 CROCS Summer Regatta, Cape Towns premier IRC event. Counting four firsts they dominated a 9 boat IRC 1 fleet of South Africa’s best raceboats, just as they did last year extending her run of dominance in IRC.
Karasu
Yasuo Nanamori and his all-Japanese team on the Summit 40 ‘Karasu’ delivered a strong performance to win IRC 1 at the 2011 Phuket Kings Cup Regatta, counting only podium places. With Asia becoming a global hotspot for IRC 40’ racing, this was a major victory in an incredibly competitive fleet.
Brigante
Kris Tsanov drove his Landmark 43 Brigante to a clear win in the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club’s Commodores Cup, a 3 day 5 race series.
Mandrake 2
Nick Burns and Fred Kinmonth drove their IRC 40 Mandrake 2 to a resounding win at the 2011 Raja Muda Regatta, which consists of overnight passage races plus three days of harbour racing. Mandrake won with less than half of the points of the second placed finisher, the DK47 Utarid of the Malaysian Navy.
Downtime
Ed Freitag and Molly Haley were named overall winner of the 2011 NYYC Annual Regatta presented by Rolex with their Summit 40 Downtime. Congratulations from Mills Design on a superb result.
Matrix, Matador, Matrak
Three MAT 1010′s scored a 1, 2, 3 in the largest class at Turkeys largest event the 23rd Marmaris International Race Week. Matrix sailed by Orhan Gorbon topped the 19 boat class, followed by Matador and Matrak. He enthused “the boat is very very fast and so lively”.
Tokoloshe
the Summit 40 of Mike Bartholomew triumphed against the best of the Solent Big Boat Fleet at the Garmin Hamble Winter Series. In a 17 boat IRC 0 class encompassing 35-52′ Tokoloshe took 5 firsts over 11 races, ending with almost a third of the points of the second placed finisher.
Mandrake 2
Mandrake triumphed in IRC 1 of Hong Kong’s most important event, the 2011 China Coast Race Week, combining the results from the inshore China Coast Regatta with the Vietnam Race. She dominated the inshore series with 5 bullets from the Summit 40 Blondie, along with a close second in the offshore to take the overall title.
White Witch
the Summit 40 of Larry Landry won her class in both PHRF and IRC of the Greenport Ocean race as well as the overall prize, the Old Cove Perpetual IRC Trophy. Raced from from Greenport to Montauk and back the course was mostly 15-25kn jib and shy spinnaker reaching.
Karasu
The Summit 40 Karasu has won Japans major event, the Japan Cup. After racing was interrupted by a Typhoon Karasu returned strongly to win the event with less than half the points of the second place finisher.
Cool Breeze
With three firsts in the 5 race series John Coopers Custom IRC 43 Cool Breeze won IRC1 of the Long Island Sound IRC Championships run by the Riverside Yacht Club. Downtime and American Girl were second and third in IRC 2.
Matador and Alize
The MAT1010′s Matador and Alize traded first and second places throughout the Shop and Miles Göcek Regatta to end up tied, and thus produce a remarkable result: Matador won the IRC 2 class with Alize second, while the order was reversed in the overall results.
Alegre
For the second year running, Andres Soriano and his team aboard the Mini-Maxi Alegre collected their prize as the winner of the annual Rolex IMA Championship, reflecting a strong season competing in events in the Med as well as further afield.
Mandrake 2
Counting only firsts and seconds Nick Burns and Fred Kinmonths IRC 40 Mandrake 2 took the 15 boat IRC B class at Hong Kongs Nautica Typhoon Series, a 10 race series held over three months. Second was the Summit 40 Blondie and fourth was the Mills IRC 41 Ambush.
Crazy Horse
The custom Mills IRC 37 of Chambers and O’Reilly again triumphed in Dublin, taking IRC 0 of the DBSC Cruiser Challenge and pushing Tiamat into second. With assistance from Prof O’Connell the Crazy Horse team showed its mettle in a windy and wet event.
Dark & Steamy
Nick and Annie Haigh’s DK46 Dark and Steamy won IRC 1 at Torbay Week 2011, with the Mills IRC 39 Dignity in second. After 9 races across a wide range of conditions these two were only separated by a single point.
Tokoloshe
Mike Bartholomews Summit 40 Tokoloshe won the very competitive Class 1 at Cowes Week as well as the weeks most prestigious trophy the Britannia Cup. With a mix of windy days and lighter races it was a true test of stamina as well as talent for the UK based South African boat.
Alegre
Taking both bullets in the Golfe Du St Tropez Andy Soriano’s Mini-Maxi Alegre dominated the inshore racing at the Rolex Giraglia Cup.
Santa
First to finish by a number of hours in the IRC class of the KSSS Eurocard Gotland Runt was the Landmark 43 Santa of Claus Landmark.
Crazy Horse
Alan Chambers and Norbert Reilly’s IRC 37 showed clean pair of heels at the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, with over 400 entries the largest event of the year. Scoring well in both heavy airs and light winds on the final days she dominated big boat Class 0.
Downtime
Ed and Molly Freitag’s Summit 40 Downtime won the largest IRC class at the New York Yacht Club 157th Annual Regatta in Newport. In a fleet of strong performers Downtime started by winning and led to the end of the regatta.
MATilda
Peter Morton took the MAT 1010 MATilda to first at Normandy Week with a string of first places and a third. He mailed to say “The boat is a great all round boat. We were never slow and if it were not for weed we would have had all first places.”
Santa
Claus Landmarks own Landmark 43 Santa swept the Big Boat Challenge in Denmark with four firsts in a testing light airs event. Second was the Landmark 43 Destin, in fact Mills Design had five of the top six boats in the 14 boat class.
Datacom
The Landmark 43 Datacom of Christer Carenfelt took line honors and 1st on corrected time in the big boat class at the Orno Runt.
eXtasea
Paul Buchholz’s DK46 04 Extasea took the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s Offshore Championship for the 4 consecutive year. The series is the culmination of the 4 best results from all the ORCV’s offshore season in three divisions, IRC, AMS and PHD, eXtasea taking the Championship and all three divisions.
Alegre
The Mini-Maxi Alegre of Andres Soriano added another title to her list of honours by winning the first Rolex Volcano race, a 400 mile race from Capri to the remote and rugged Aeolian islands including Stromboli and back. Alegre was first to finish as well as corrected time winner.
Tokoloshe
Mike Bartholomew helmed his Summit 40 Tokoloshe to a win in the very competitive IRC 1 class of the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series and take home the Sail Scotland trophy in typically testing Tarbert conditions.
Ambush
Took the double in the inaugural Taiwan Straits Race, finishing first and correcting out 13 hours ahead of the second placed boat. Navigator Russ Parker plotted a southerly course from the start which proved to be vital “It was just a matter of staying in the pressure and sailing fast”
Cool Breeze
John Coopers custom IRC 43 Cool Breeze won Div. 1 at the American Yacht Club’s Spring Series counting all podium places to see off some of the best in the North East in the 5 race series.
Garmin
the DK46 of Massimo Migliuolo won the Trofeo RCNB in Barcelona under the Spanish rule RI.
MATilda
The first MAT1010 has triumphed in her first major regatta, the RORC Easter Challenge, just ten days after first launching. Louise Morton took IRC 3 against some of the best competition on the Solent in the RORC’s 6 race no-discard traditional season opener.
Alegre
Andy Soriano’s IRC68 Alegre won the Maxi class at Palmavela, the Mediterranean season opener, with a string of five straight firsts. After a winter upgrade program to ensure another extremely competitive season the Alegre crew continued their form of last year where they left off.
Tokoloshe
Mike Bartholomews’ Summit 40 won the Big Boat 2 class of the Warsash Spring Championship counting four firsts and two thirds.
MATilda
Won her very first race after launching. Louise Morton and her all-female team were a late entry into the final Warsash Spring Series race, and won the 17 boat IRC 2 class.
Windpower
Phil Gutsche’s very successful Landmark 43 Windpower won the Mid-Summer Fling regatta, counting three firsts and a second against a strong Cape Town IRC Big Boat fleet.
Blondie
Helmuth Hennig’s Blondie IV took the gun to win the Tomes Cup, narrowly beating arch rival Ambush into second in a 43 boat fleet. This ornate silver Cup from 1880 is awarded to the first to finish in the harbour pursuit race.
Windpower
Phil Gutsche’s Landmark 43 dominated the CROCS Summer Regatta 2010, winning with less than half the points of the second place finisher in a 12 boat IRC1 fleet of South Africa’s best raceboats.
Raptor
Proving it takes a combination of speed and cunning to survive DBSC’s evolutionary F-ECHO Handicap system, the Mills 31 Raptor clawed its way to the top in this year’s Turkey Shoot, culminating in Race 6 on the 19th December 2010.
Exile
The team on Rob Reynolds’ DK46 Exile convincingly won the Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship’s (SSORC) IRC Grand Prix division in conditions going from perfect to poor with winds ranging from over 20 knots on Day 1 to three knots on Day 2.
Blondie
Helmuth Hennig’s Summit 40 Blondie won the Lipton Trophy, a magnificent silver model of a J Class yacht, in a remarkable pursuit race in Hong Kong harbor. Finishing ahead of 62 other competitors this performance continues her run of success since arriving in Hong Kong.
Blondie
owned and helmed by Helmuth Hennig scored five firsts and a second to win the RHKYC China Coast Regatta without having to sail the final race, hotly pursued by Ambush and Mandrake who filled out the top three places in the 15 boat class.
Ambush
Straight bulleted the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Clubs Autumn Series, continuing to lead the Asian Big Boat fleet from the front.
Soozal
Dan Woolery’s Summit 40 swept the Rolex Big Boat Series IRC B class for the second year running. The team did not have to sail the last day having already cinched their series but went out anyway and won for good measure.
American Girl
The Summit 40 American Girl helmed by owner Dan Galyon won in a strong IRC 2 class at the 2010 US-IRC Championship of Long Island Sound.
Alegre
the Mills IRC68 Mini-Maxi of Andy Soriano was awarded the Rolex IMA Mini-Maxi Season Championship at the final event in Porto Cervo last week. Leading the Rolex Mini-Maxi World Championship from the first race to the last she was ultimately edged into second, sufficient to lift the season title.
Ambush
The custom Mills IRC 41 owned by Andrew Taylor and Joachim Isler took the 2010 Typhoon Series, Hong Kong’s annual 10 race series. The lowest rated boat in the fleet Ambush again bested sleds and TP52’s among others to retain her 2009 crown.
Soozal
won the 13 boat IRC class at the Aldo Alessio Series run by the St. Francis Yacht Club.
Karasu
won the Kansai Yacht Club Point Race.
Mariners Cove
David Dwyers’ custom IRC39 won the competitive IRC0 class at Cork Week and was named joint Boat of the Week for the huge biennial event. Dwyer had already been named the Afloat June Sailor of the Month for his successes this year.
Tokoloshe
Mike Bartholomews Summit 40 Tokoloshe won the Royal Southern Yacht Club’s July Regatta in IRC 1, besting a number of other future Commodores Cup competitors.
MarinersCove.ie
David Dwyers IRC39 MarinersCove.ie won Class 1 and retained her Overall RORC UK IRC National Championship Title after three days of close racing in the Solent.  Middle boat in the 2010 Irish Commodores Cup team the Vision Yachts-built Mariners Cove strode to victory counting only firsts and seconds in the 8 race series. 
Cool Breeze
The custom IRC 43 of John Cooper straight-bulleted the IRC 3 class in the 156th annual New York YC Regatta. The Vision Yachts built beauty swept the second-largest fleet in this event, first run in 1845.
Act One
The Summit 35 Act One won the NYYC Around the Island Race in IRC 4, the 40′ fleet. They were the smallest boat in the class yet third to finish boat for boat, correcting over four minutes ahead of the second place finisher.
Alegre
The Mills 68 Alegre was unstoppable at the Rolex Capri Sailing Week, taking a clean sweep of all six races in the IMA Mini-Maxi class. Assisted by Francesco de Angelis on tactics this extends her sequence of continuous race wins to span two events after her Regate Pirelli victory earlier this month.
Karasu
Japans leading IRC boat the Summit 40 Karasu won the 60th Oshima race from a strong 16 boat fleet. In breeze from 2-16 knots over the daylong race Team Karasu continued their successful run of results.
Soozal
Dan Woolery’s Summit 40 Soozal continued her run of strong IRC performances by winning the 2010 Stone Cup counting straight firsts. Run in cool but breezy San Francisco cityfront conditions, her 4 point total was almost a third of the second place finisher.
Team Premier
Landmark 43-001 won the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club’s season-long series for the Commodores Cup. With 12 wins in 16 races held from Sept’ 09 to April ’10 she proved her oustanding strength in a wide variety of conditions.
Karasu
Karasu the Summit 40 won the 3 day Sagami Bay Big Boat Regatta. With three firsts from 5 inshore races and a coastal in very mixed conditions her ongoing success in IRC racing in Japan against good IRC opposition is significant.
Alegre
Andy Soriano’s IRC 68 Alegre won the Copa Pirelli in Portofino with straight firsts. Besting a mixed IRC fleet across a range of wind a sea conditions with a package of upgrades the owner reported “very pleased how Alegre went in the chop and 12-15 knots”.
Alegre
Andy Soriano steered his 68’ Mini-Maxi Alegre to victory in the IMA Mini-Maxi class at Hublot Palmavela, the first regatta of the Owner-Driver IMA season in the Mediterranean. Alegre upgraded her Hall Spars rig and rigging and added a new deeper keel to compete against some of the best competition in the world in 2010.
White Heat
The Summit 40 White Heat won Racing B Class in the BVI Spring Series by 6 points with two bullets on the last day and four overall. Owner Mike Williamson summed it up: “White Heat’s performance both upwind and down was awesome”
Windpower
The Landmark 43 Windpower owned by Phil Gutsche won Cape Town Sailing Week 2010, and was crowned South African IRC Champion. Discarding a pair of podium finishes to take the title from a strong fleet over two weekends, she scored five firsts in the eight race series.
Canute
Canute the Summit 40 of Peter Horn won IRC 2 at Australia’s largest sailing event, Audi Victoria Week in Geelong. Peter brought his new boat south from Sydney for her first major IRC event “Being a new boat, you don’t know how you will go, but I never dreamed Canute would be this good.”
White Heat
Mike Williamson’s Summit 40 White Heat triumphed in a very closely fought IRC Class 2 at Key West Race Week. She showed consistency in the predominantly light and medium conditions to win the event with a race to spare.
Act One
Summit 35 01 ‘Act One’ owned by Charlie Milligan and Tom Roche won her debut event, the 53rd annual Wirth Munroe Yacht Race by six minutes on corrected time. Act One’s class featured a strong IRC entry, including two TP52’s and a Cookson 50, and the Wally 82 Highland Fling XI in this Ft. Lauderdale to Palm Beach coastal classic
Prime Suspect
The IRC 36 of Charlie Frize won the Clyde Cruising Club’s Offshore Championship 2009 comprising their 4 most significant offshore races, reflecting a strong season in which she counted only firsts and seconds.
Team Premier
The Landmark 43 helmed by promoter Claus Landmark and owner Dag Skarsgard with a Norwegian crew won the 17th Dubai-Muscat Offshore Race. This 350 mile race from Dubai through the straits of Hormuz to Muscat in Oman is a major fixture in the Gulf calendar.
White Heat
King 40 02 owned by Mike Williamson fought a closely contested Storm Trysail Club IRC East Coast Championships in Annapolis to win class 3, in conditions ranging from 7 to 23 kts. Remarkably White Heat missed taking the overall title for the event by only three seconds.
Blondie IV
Eamonn Rohan’s King 40 won the 10 race Autumn Regatta run by the Royal Cork Yacht Club over five weekends. The early warmup series for Irish 2010 Commodores Cup team contenders produced a Mills podium with Mariners Cove in second and Tiamat in third.
MAT 12
The eponymous MAT 12 of Alp and Cem Somer won the 20th Marmaris Race Week with all 1sts and 2nds to finish with half the score of the second placed finisher.
Alegre
the 68’ Mini-Maxi of Andres Soriano III won a tough Rolex Middle Sea Race against some of the best competition imaginable. Alegre led the fleet on handicap for most of a very tough race in high winds and big seas.
Ambush
the custom IRC 41 of Andrew Taylor and Hans-Joachim Isler dominated Hong Kong’s most significant annual event the China Coast Regatta for the second year running by discarding a first in the seven race event to record a Clean Sweep.
Karasu
Japanese King 40 011 was the clear winner at the Zushi Regatta with all firsts in class and four from five firsts overall.
Soozal
helmed by owner Dan Woolery won the competitive IRC C class at the Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco, serving as the 2009 Rolex US-IRC National Championship, counting only 1’s and 2’s in what turned out to be a no discard series.
Tokoloshe
Michael Bartholomew’s King 40 Tokoloshe was the fastest boat on the water to take both line and Class 1 honours at the Royal Southern YC September Regatta in the Solent with four straight firsts.
Tiamat
Tim Costello’s IRC 43 Tiamat took the overall prize at the windy Dublin Bay SC Cruiser Challenge with a clean sheet of five bullets in IRC 0.
Ambush
the custom IRC 41 of Joachim Isler and Andrew Taylor continued her winning ways by sweeping the Hong Kong Typhoon Series. The smallest entry in her class Ambush won IRC A and the overall combined IRC A & B fleets in the series of 10 races from May to August.
Soozal
helmed by owner Dan Woolery dominated the SFYC IRC Invitational with four bullets in a particularly closely fought event to lead the race for the San Francisco IRC season title.
Soozal
Dan Woolery’s King 40 won the inshore/offshore Aldo Alessio Perpetual Trophy Regatta from a 13 boat fleet of the best IRC Racers on the West Coast.
Evolution Sails
scored another win for the evergreen DK46 of Ray Roberts, this time at Phuket Race Week. Roberts said “I’ve had a fabulous time. It’s my first time at this regatta and it’s possibly the best experience I’ve had in Asia…”
Garmin
the DK46 of Massimo Migliuolo won Spains premier Regatta, the Copa Del Rey in Palma, Mallorca. In a fleet of 43 entries including Doreste and Campos, Garmin established a 13 point lead over twelve races to take the title with another bullet in the final race.
Argie Bargie
Allan Hogg’s King 40 won a close Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta after 4 days of close racing in a mix of conditions and courses, counting a 1,1,2,3 to take the IRC 0. Having won 5 of the 6 events they have entered this year the Scottish Series and Scottish IRC winners were also presented with an award for ‘Best Visiting Boat’.
MAT 12
hull 03 of Alp and Cem Somer continued her exceptional run of success in Turkey by winning the Denizbank TAYK Marmara Offshore Race, as well as the Wings Naviga Cup Regatta IRC 1 and overall.
Team Magic
Aasmund Drolsum’s King 40 took IRC ‘C’ of the Eurocard Round Gotland Race Scandinavia’s premier event and one of the world’s largest Offshore Races with over 300 entries. Filling the podium both on the water and corrected time for 363 mile course were two Landmark 43’s.
Harmony
the Mills Design modified half tonner captured Soverigns Week Class 2-IRC while all of the top three finishing Quarter Tonners Anchor, Aguila, and Espada sport Mills Design keels among other modifications. Crazy Horse the Mills IRC 37 of Norbert Reilly won the Portcullis Trophy.
Blondie IV
of Eamonn Rohan claimed Soverigns Week IRC 0 with 10 points and as the boat with the lowest points in IRC the overall trophy; the Sovereign’s Cup. “With five bullets in the first three days racing Blondie IV, helm and crew are truly worthy Champions.”
Team Magic
the Norwegian King 40 of Aasmund Drolsum won all six races at Sandhamn Race Week 2009. The Elvstrom Sailmaker Eivind Bøymo-Malm had expected great upwind performance but said “it’s the downwind performance that astounds me”!
Cool Breeze
John Cooper’s Mills IRC 43 won the IRC 40′ class at Block Island after a week of tough racing in a very strong class. Cool Breeze exhibited the consistent performance across a range of conditions needed to top the East Coast’s premier biennial event.
Alegre
went on to win a tough Giraglia Race, finishing just ahead of a tightly packed group of her Mini-Maxi competitors. Alegre navigated by Will Best crossed the finish line off Genoa early this morning, winning the Trofeo Rolex and the Trofeo Réné Lavainville as the first yacht overall in elapsed time and winning the Mini-Maxi R class on corrected time.
Alegre
the IRC68 owned and helmed by Andy Soriano took the Giraglia Rolex Cup series of inshore races in St. Tropez including a coastal race corrected time win by 7 minutes.
Act One
the King 40 Act One of Milligan, Roche, and Stern finished with a perfect score to take the NYYC 155th Annual Regatta in style. This triumvirate successfully retained the title they first won last year in a strong 13 boat class.
Mariners Cove
the IRC 39 Mariners Cove of David Dwyer won the ICRA Irish National Championships in Tralee with straight firsts. Mills Design filled the podium with Eamonn Rohans Blondie IV in second, and Tim Costello’s Tiamat in third.
Raptor
Mills Design’s very first design the 1995 evergreen IRC 31 Raptor (ex-Aztec) sailed by a Dublin consortium won their tough 19-boat Class 1 in the Irish West Coast Championships.
Blondie
Eamonn Rohan’s King 40 took the Irish West Coast Championships with all firsts in Class 0.
eXtasea
Paul Buchholz’s DK46 eXtasea completed a double by winning the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria’s 2008/09 Offshore Championship for the second year running.
Act One
the Newport based King 40 gained a 5 minute first to finish victory in the Leukemia Cup win over a class including Swan 601 and a Cookson 50, for a startling 55 minute corrected time win.
Ngoni
Tony Buckingham’s Mills 40 Ngoni was the “outstanding overall winner in IRC” with a 1,1,4,1 to win the Settimana de Tre Golfi in Capri, her third straight win in the Med this year to take the Italian IRC Champion Crown.
Argie Bargie
sailed by owner Allan Hogg won the Old Pulteney IRC Scottish Championship Regatta, with three race wins helping her to a 1 point victory over Charlie Frize’s Mills 36 Prime Suspect in a closely fought event.
Mariners Cove
David Dwyer’s IRC 39 Mariners Cove became the English IRC Champion in Class 1 and won the overall RORC IRC Championship Trophy counting five firsts and two seconds to win a “titanic battle” over a tough series for the 16 boat class. This is the second time Mariners Cove has competed at and won the UK IRCs.
Air IV
Christer Carenfelt’s Swedish Landmark 43 Air IV won on their first outing at the Lidingo Runt, described on the Swedish sailing site www.blur.se “Carenfelts Air IV was fast as hell around Lidingo”
Argie Bargie
won the Brewin Dolphin Scottish Series 2009. Discarding a race marred by a broken main halyard she scored all podium placings to win IRC 1 in an event notable for strong breeze.
Blondie
the King 40 campaigned by Eamonn Rohan and his team triumphed in IRC 0 of the Kinsale April League held over 5 weekends.
Harmony
the Mills Design modified straight-bullet half ton world champion now on Irelands south coast won IRC 2 of the Kinsale April Leaque.
Argie Bargie
the King 40 owned by Allan Hogg had a strong season opener result winning the IRC Icebreaker Regatta in the Clyde counting four firsts.
Ngoni
continued her winning form with her fourth consecutive major victory in the Med when she won the 23 entry IRC A Class of the Regatte Pirelli.
Alegre
owned and helmed by Andy Soriano was top IMA owner-driver Mini Maxi at the Regate Pirelli sailed off beautiful Portofino, and second overall in the second Mini Maxi event of the season.
Windpower
the Landmark 43 owned by Phil Gutsche took all seven bullets from the seven races on offer at Cape Town Race Week races run in Table Bay, giving her 13 firsts from 14 starts.
Ngoni
the IRC 40 of Tony Buckingham came out on top in IRC 1 at Hublot Palmavela, the first major event on the Mediterranean calendar.
Espada
Louise Morton helming her Mills Design modified quarter tonner at the RORC Red Funnel Regatta took not just the quarter ton title but IRC 3 as well.
Tokoloshe
Mike Bartholomew’s King 40 Tokoloshe won the UK Season Opening RORC Red Funnel Regatta in light and testing conditions, closely followed for most of the event by the MAT12 Foxy.
Soozal
the King 40 continued her winning streak in the Acura Miami Grand Prix, taking all 8 bullets on offer in the final 3 days of racing.
Soozal
notched up a great offshore result by winning their IRC class in a breezy Montego Bay/Pineapple Cup race from Florida to Jamaica.
Quantum Racing
DK46 07 helmed by the unstoppable Ray Roberts and crew has added the 2009 Langkawi crown to their record streak in Asian regattas.
Soozal
The King 40 driven by owner Dan Woolery with Robbie Haines doing tactics looked rock solid to win Key West Race Week 2009 with a series lead of seven points, counting a first or second in nine of the 10 races. In a class with 6 Mills designs racing Soozal battled for the title with the custom Mills 40 Ngoni.
Quantum Racing
Ray Roberts’ unstoppable DK46 Quantum Racing team have won their second Kings Cup in a DK 46, fighting off strong competition in the champagne sailing conditions of Phuket. This win makes for an impressive set of Kings Cup results for both owner and design and adds to the unmatched record which led to Ray and Quantum Racing being crowned Asia Yachting 2007-08 Skipper and Yacht of the Year.
Mariners Cove
David Dwyer’s IRC 39 was named the joint Irish Boat of the Year by ICRA, along with ‘Rosie’. In 2008 Mariners Cove won both the Irish IRC Championships and Class 1 at Cork Week, as well as a strong second in the Scottish Series.
Alegre
was first to finish in the Rolex Middle Sea Race followed by two STP65s: Moneypenny crossing 35 minutes later and Rosebud finishing nearly 6.5 hours after Alegre. Alegre won first the light airs tactical battle of the first half and then extended duroign the second half during which she pulled out more than enough time to win the big boat Division 1 on handicap from her similarly sized Mini-Maxi rivals.
Ambush
won the 2008 China Coast Regatta run by the RHKYC. With a tally of 1,1,1,1,1,3 Ambush with Dave Ullman calling the shots had wrapped up the win without needing to sail the final race. Her competitive dominance was highlighted by the corrected time deltas: over an average race length of 1hr30 mins her average winning margin was over 3 minutes.
Ngoni
continued her winning form in the most important events of the Mediterranean season with a victory in the Voiles De St. Tropez. She mastered the tricky conditions of the Golfe De St. Tropez where racing was interrupted both for too little and too much breeze this year. Owner Tony Buckingham and his team won in a fleet of 42, the largest class of the 17 at the event.
Ambush
the custom IRC 41 owned by Drew Taylor and Joachim Isler won the BMW Autumn Regatta in Hong Kong with a pair of firsts in the light air event. This builds on her single-point second place in the ten weekend Typhoon Series to our IRC 51 Mandrake.
eXtasea
Paul Buchholz’s DK 46 04 continued her offshore dominance by winning the six race Ocean Racing Club of Victoria Winter Series by a commanding 15 points in IRC. Her results in the AMS division also meant she took out top honours in that class as well, making eXtasea the outstanding boat of the series.
Tiamat
Tim Costello’s new IRC 43 won the Cocoon Cruiser Challenge in Dun Laoghaire, continuing her development after her second in Cork Week.
Mandrake
the evergreen IRC 51 owned by Fred Kinmonth and Nick Burns from Hong Kong won the Typhoon Series, held over ten weekends between June and August.
Alegre
the Mills Design IRC 68 stormed around the Solent to win the Britannia Cup, the most prestigious trophy raced for during Cowes Week. Alegre sailed a strong race tactically to leverage her performance in light and medium conditions, finishing half an hour on the water and 8 minutes on corrected time ahead of the next competitor.
M.A.T. 12
M.A.T. 12 03 triumphed again at Shop&Miles Turgutreis Cup with a perfect score of five first places in five races against the most competitive fleet in Turkey. With this win M.A.T. 12 hull 03 sailed by the Toka Racing Team has scored 28 first places in a seven months racing season.
Ngoni
helmed by owner Tony Buckingham swept to victory in the IRC 2 class of the Copa Del Rey, Spains most prestigious event held every year in Palma. In ideal conditions Ngoni looked strong all week with 5 firsts and three seconds in the 10 race series, making the final outcome clear with a day to spare.
Mariners Cove
the IRC 39 owned by David Dwyer won Class 1 at Cork Week, counting all podium finishes to take the 21 boat class. Competing against a strong entry, including Alan Hogg’s race winning King 40 Argy Bargy, the Irish IRC National Champion Mariners Cove managed to put together the consistent placing needed for overall victory in her home waters.
Act One
King 40 02 took Block Island Race Week 2008 with a 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1 for a win on less than half the points of the second placed finisher. Summit Yachts partner Barry Carroll described the performance: “There wasn’t any condition where we felt we weren’t the fastest boat on the course vs IRC rating, often we were the fastest boat on the course.”
MAT 12
M.A.T. 12 03 sailed by Alp and Cem Somer of builder M.A.T. won the Naviga Trophy, the second major Istanbul based event this year. This result reinforces the dominance of the MAT 12 in the competitive Turkish IRC fleet.
Blondie
King 40 01 owned by Eamonn Rohan won the Jackdraw Trophy at the UK IRC National Championships, with a very strong performance in the light/medium event.
Act One
the Newport RI-based King 40 02 owned by Charlie Milligan, Allan Stern, and Tom Roche won the 154th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta. This was a convincing victory under IRC with a 1,1,4,2 to win by 5 points in a class containing competitive J122′s and X41′s, as well as a resounding exhibition of speed on the water, finishing boat-for-boat ahead of all 14 Swan 42′s which shared the start for the Around the Island race.
Quantum Racing
Ray Roberts DK 46 07 Quantum Racing won the final race and with it the 2008 Koh Samui Regatta from a strong fleet of Asia’s finest IRC racers. Ray and his talented crew battled through a light and shifty event to finish strongly in the better breeze of the final day. Roberts and Quantum Racing had already been awarded Asia Yachting’s Skipper and Yacht of the Year.
MAT 12
The eponymous M.A.T. 12 03 sailed by a team assembled by Alp and Cem Somer of builder M.A.T. sailed to a stunning victory on the historic waters of the Bosphorus in the Turkish sailing worlds most high profile event the Bosphorus Cup. With racing taking place against the backdrop of Istanbul’s dramatic skyline including the famed Blue Mosque, the M.A.T. 12 triumphed over a strong fleet.
MarinersCove.ie
David Dwyer’s IRC 39 won the Saab IRC Irish National Championships this weekend from what may be the most competitive field of IRC 40′ers assembled anywhere this year, in a class comprised mainly of Commodores Cup contenders both custom and production. Her victory in the generally light and medium conditions which dominated the Howth YC run event adds the Irish IRC title to her 2006 UK IRC title.
Dark and Steamy
offshore Nick and Anne Haigh’s DK 46 10 won Class 0 of the RORC De Guingand Bowl containing all three of the UK Commodores Cup teams big boats, winning by almost an hour on corrected time.
Dark and Steamy
DK 46 10 won the four race Clarkson Cup with a perfect score of four firsts in the Royal Southampton run event in the Solent.
eXtasea
Paul Buchholz’s DK 46 04 won both line honours and on IRC the 100th Anniversary Rudder Cup from Melbourne to Launceston in Tasmania, the sixth oldest trophy in yacht racing. This result along with another 2 firsts and a second in offshore events won them the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria 2007 /2008 championship.
MAT 12
M.A.T. 12 03 has won the Bayk Winter Series Races with a perfect score of fifteen firsts spread over seven weekends this spring, with comfortable margins over a large fleet of competitors in conditions ranging from 5 to 25 knots. Hull 3 “MAT 12″ secured her first win on the water as well as on handicap just two weeks after her launch.
Floating Voter
Jon Sanders’ MAT 12 02 continued her strong JOG performances with a 5 hour corrected time win in the light/medium Cherbourg to Cowes race.
Dark and Steamy
Nick and Anne Haigh’s DK 46 10 won the Raymarine Warsash Spring Series 2008 IRC Big Boat class comprising the most competitive IRC boats in the UK. The 11 race series spread over 2 weekends in the Solent is the traditional season opener in this Commodores Cup year.
Blondie IV
King 40 01 won her class at a very windy and short Red Funnel Regatta in Cowes. Just a week after her launch she has extraordinary upwind pace in particular which the Blondie team used to good effect.
Valkyrie
DK 46 11 has won Class 3 of the Puerto Vallarta race run under ORR. Owner Andy Rasdal enthused: “The boat showed her great all-around athleticism as we had condtions ranging from 2 kts to 36 kts of breeze and every imaginable angle of sail.”
Quantum Racing
DK 46 07 triumphed again at the 2008 Singapore Straits Regatta, They also took home the annual Sir Thomas Lipton Perpetual trophy which is awarded to the yacht which cumulatively places best at the Raja Muda, King’s Cup and Singapore Straits regattas, reflecting the dominance of this team on the Asian circuit.
Quantum Racing
DK 46 07 sailed by perhaps the most consistent winner on the Asian circuit Ray Roberts and crew including Steve McConaghy have won the Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2008 for the third time in a row. They triumphed over one of the best fleets assembled for some time, including a pair of new custom IRC designs.
Jinetera Attica
DK 46 03 ex-Fidessa Fastwave celebrated her first season in the Mediterranean by winning Greek IRC Yacht of the Year. They won the title with a month to spare, reinforcing the growing popularity of IRC in Greece.
Quantum Racing
DK 46 07 sailed by Ray Roberts and his experienced team have won the 18th Annual Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta, fighting back from a difficult first result to triumph over the early leaders and reigning champions Nick Burns and Fred Kinmonth on the Mills 51 Mandrake in second and the DK 46 Janda Baik in third. This was a sweep of podium places in the popular event mixing passage and inshore races.
Quantum Racing
DK 46 07 won the China Cup International Regatta, the first ever big boat regatta to be held in mainland China. This victory in a history making regatta opens up the future for sailing in China, and highlights the expansion of IRC worldwide.
eXtasea
DK 46 04 won dramatically again in her second offshore race under both IRC and PHS. She won the Melbourne to Stanley Race by over half an hour under IRC from the very competitive 34 boat fleet which included the canting keel supermaxi Wild Thing, a Cookson 50, Rogers 46, TP52 Cougar, Farr 52.
Floating Voter
MAT 12 02 owned by Jon Sanders racing in the JOG series won the Marlow Salver for her Class and Overall win in the Cowes-Poole race, the Hamble Estate Agency Trophy for the Class and Overall win in the St.Malo/Dinard Race, and the Lewmar trophy for a 27 minute Class and Overall win in the Cowes-Cherbourg Race, their inaugural results in the first MAT 12 in the UK.
Tutima
DK 46 09 owned by Tom Ebert, has won the first ever official IRC event held in the Baltic at Flensburg Week. One of two German DK46′s she triumphed against larger yachts like the Elliot 52 Outsider and the RP 57 Scho-Ka-Kola.
eXtasea
DK 46 04 now owned by Paul Buchholz in Geelong triumphed in her first outing under both IRC and PHS. She won the Quesenscliff to Flinders Race with a 17 minute lead under IRC over the second place TP52 Cougar (ex-Rush) in a 53 boat fleet.
Harmony
went straight to Cowes Week and scored nothing but 1′s and 2′s to win the 43 boat Class 7 with a day to spare, with half the points of the second place finisher. The remarkable success of this half-tonner continues.
Harmony
the 1980 Half Tonner owned by Nigel Biggs and Tino Hyland made over with a new non-overlapping rig and a foils package completed a clean sweep with their ninth win on Saturday to underline their total dominance of the Ecover Half Ton Classics Cup sailed on Dublin Bay, with a 30 point margin over the second placed finisher.
Tiamat
the Mills Design IRC 40 owned by Tim Costello swept the 2007 French IRC Championships at Deauville International Week with straight firsts in the eight race series, discarding a first to take the event with straight bullets – a replay of her 2006 sweep of the UK IRC National Championships.
Espada
owned by Peter Morton won the 2007 Coutts Quarter Ton Cup with a Mills Design rig and keel. Out of nine races for the event, only one was won by a boat which had not worked on their performance with Mills Design.
Zephyra
DK 46 04 Robert Youngjohns’ DK46 Zephyra won the San Diego Yacht Club 2007 Yachting Cup for the second year running. The San Francisco based Zephyra turned in a consistent set of results to take a tough Big Boat class which included her near-sistership Valkyrie.
Shogun
DK 46 08 took the 2007 Audi Port Philip IRC Championship by a clear 5 point margin to reinforce her position in the competitive Melbourne fleet.
Valkyrie
DK 46 11 won Class 3 of the 800-mile 2007 Newport-Cabo Race and claimed 3rd overall. Valkyrie’s performance in a race where thrilling high wind stretches were mixed amongst many light air sections was enough for a 3 hour corrected time win over the 17 boat class.
Mandrake
was first to finish the 200mi Boracay Race leading a competive fleet home in testing conditions.
Quantum Racing
DK 46 07 successfully defended their Prime Minister’s Challenge Trophy at the Royal Langkawi International Regatta 2007 with 5 bullets in some of the best sailing conditions anywhere.
Dhevetara Drumstick
DK 46 02 has won the 2006 Kings Cup in Phuket, Thailand for the second year in a row. Drumstick which won last year as Quantum Racing, returned this year as Dhevatara Drumstick chartered by Dubai-based businessman Toby O’Connell.
Mandrake
the Mills 51 won the 17th Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta, a seven race combination of coastal and inshore races against some of the best of Asias’ IRC fleet. Mandrake with her new keel and fixed sprit showed equally good pace inshore and offshore to win the remarkable Garrards silver trophy.
Shogun
Rob Hanna’s DK 46 08 Shogun emerged as Victoria’s top handicap chance for this year’s Sydney-Hobart after it blitzed the Grand Prix IRC fleet on Port Phillip to easily win the Lipton Regatta run by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria. According to the crew: “Shogun’s success was based on a very competitive design in these conditions along with good starts and sound tactics and crew work.”
Gokova
The first MAT 12 IRC Cruiser/Racer has won Turkeys most important IRC event, the 17th Marmaris International Race Week. This win in her inaugural event is a milestone for the MAT 12 design on its first outing, for the builders MAT, and for Mills Design for whom this success is only the beginning of a number of projects underway in the region.
Quantum Racing
DK 46 07 won the Hahn Premium Hamilton Island Race Week IRC Racing trophy, one of Australia’s premier events attracting more than 150 of the top yachts to the beautiful island resort. With a very competitive class including 3 Cookson 50′s and 2 R/P IRC 46′s this was another significant result for Ray Roberts’ successful Sydney team.
MarinersCove.ie
won Class 2 of Cowes Week in style with a 5 minute win in the very light conditions of the final day that complimented her success over the course of a testing and breezy week.
MarinersCove.ie
won the historic Trafalgar and Carlsberg Cups from a 40 boat fleet in light and shifty conditions on the Solent. The Royal Thames Trafalgar Cup from 1802 is the oldest trophy in yacht racing, and perhaps in any sport.
won Class 0 and the RORC IRC Championship Trophy for Best Overall Performance at the IRC National Championships. Her remarkable string of seven firsts to dominate this class in a Commodores Cup year with a perfect scoreline is the ultimate accolade.
MarinersCove.ie
won Class 1 and the Jackdaw Trophy for Second Best Overall Performance in the UK IRC National Championships. This long awaited meeting of three of the latest IRC designs was an epic struggle which MarinersCove won on the final race of her maiden event.
DK 46 04 has again straight-bulleted her class in a major event, this time at Cal Race Week. Her owner mailed to say “the light air performance is stunning”
DK 46 03 won the Big Boat Series of the Warsash Spring Series, topping a 17 boat fleet of the best boats in the Solent.
DK 46 04 owned and driven by Robert Youngjohns won their class in the 2006 Yachting Cup May 5 – 7 at the San Diego Yacht Club with 5 firsts to take the largest handicap class with the lowest cumulative score in the event.
Ulumulu Quantum Racing
DK 46 02 and Ray Roberts continued their sweep of Australasian events by winning the Langkawi Regatta with four bullets on the chartered Drumstick. In second place was a Farr 520 with a Mills Design deck and layout.

DK 46 Quantum Racing
opened 2006 by dominating the 40 strong Scotchmans Hill Fleet in Skandia Geelong Week, Australias largest event. They sailed consistently to score 1,3,1,1,2 for a tally of 8 points, half that of second place finisher, 60′ canting keeler Wild Joe. This means Roberts in a DK 46 has won the last three major inshore events in Asia and Australia and proven that a competitive fixed keel IRC design can beat larger canting keelers sailing in the same class. Quantum Racing’s other recent victories include the Phuket Kings Cup, the Rolex Trophy in Sydney, and the Rolex Challenge Team Racing Series as the Australian Team with Loki. Here is a great image by Andrea Francolini of Quantum Racing powering away from the fleet on Port Philip Bay.

Quantum Racing
DK 46 07 was top boat at the Rolex Trophy Rating Series held in Sydney harbour. Ray Roberts triumphed in this event with six bullets and a 2nd, fresh from his Kings Cup win the week before.
Drumstick
DK 46 02 won the 19th Phuket Kings Cup, chartered by Ray Roberts, with 4 firsts in the 7 race series dominated by light airs. Roberts DK 46 Quantum Racing is being prepared for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race.
DK 46 04 owned by Robert Youngjohns was victorious in a challenging Rolex Big Boat Series in San Francisco, also with 4 1sts in a typically windy 7 race series.
Thunder II
our IRC 37 Racer/Cruiser owned by Rob Boulter won the Rolex Fastnet IRC Class 0, in the process beating all of the Maxi Super 0 class. In a testing light airs race they opened up a 90 minute corrected time lead over the next finisher.
won Skandia Cowes Week Class 1 overall with a day to spare, and owner Tim Costello drove her to another bullet on the final day to complete the 8 race series in style. By winning the Delta Trophy for Class 1 at Cowes Tiamat triumphed over probably the most competitive IRC class in the event with over 30 entries.
Tim Costello’s IRC 40 won the Bell Lawrie Scottish Series both in Class and Overall. In a series which included wins in every condition from flat calm to 35kn this 1 week old design was fast out of the box.
DK46 03 won the Assuage, Jazz, and Serendip Trophies for top points scorer in the RORC Offshore Season with wins in the DeGuingand Bowl and the Ouistreham Race, as well as in the Spring Series and Class 0 in the J P Morgan Round the Island race along with DK46 06 Shockwave which came second, beating entries such as Maximus, Enigma, and Aera.
Mandrake
our IRC 51′ owned by Nick Burns and Fred Kinmonth won the Presidents Cup in the Philippines and then returned to win the eight race Typhoon Series in Hong Kong.