(Torquay, England- August 22-23)- After two days and six races in big
breeze, the final two races of the 2009 J-Cup, sponsored by Dubarry of
Ireland, B&G and North Sails, were hotly fought on Saturday. Most of the 63
boats racing at the event, which was hosted by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club,
seemed to enjoy the benign but shifty 8 to 12 knots from the South to South
The nail-biting finale saw Kirsty and David Apthorp in J-DREAM crowned with the title on 28 points whilst Brian Moreton and his team on JUKE BOX were forced to settle for the runner-up slot. Ben Richards and Mike Ewart-Smith hung in there to grab the bronze podium finish with ZELDA.
Silverware and prizes were presented to the podium finishers in each class racing at the event. Several special awards were also presented, such as The Dubarry Boot for Endurance which was won by Mike and Sarah Wallis and their team from JAHMALI.