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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Japanese King 40 011 was the clear winner at the Zushi Regatta with all firsts in class and four from five firsts overall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…”
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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”!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eamonn Rohan’s King 40 took the Irish West Coast Championships with all firsts in Class 0.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
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.
the King 40 campaigned by Eamonn Rohan and his team triumphed in IRC 0 of the Kinsale April League held over 5 weekends.
the Mills Design modified straight-bullet half ton world champion now on Irelands south coast won IRC 2 of the Kinsale April Leaque.
the King 40 owned by Allan Hogg had a strong season opener result winning the IRC Icebreaker Regatta in the Clyde counting four firsts.
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.
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.
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.
the IRC 40 of Tony Buckingham came out on top in IRC 1 at Hublot Palmavela, the first major event on the Mediterranean calendar.
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.
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.
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.
notched up a great offshore result by winning their IRC class in a breezy Montego Bay/Pineapple Cup race from Florida to Jamaica.
DK46 07 helmed by the unstoppable Ray Roberts and crew has added the 2009 Langkawi crown to their record streak in Asian regattas.
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.