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4 June 2001, 10:56 pm
Final Day Frenzy
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Amicus IR2000 Championship

The battle for overall Championship supremacy in the IRM and IRC classes went to the final day.
The 77-strong fleet in the RORC's AMICUS IR2000 series fought hard over two final races, held off the Winner Buoy in the Eastern Solent . In sunny conditions with fluctuating winds from the north to northwest throughout the day, the final prizegiving ceremony is currently taking place in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.

After holding the lead throughout the three day event, Peter Morton's ILC45 Yes - helmed by Adam Gosling - took the IRM Class Championship Trophy in the RORC's AMICUS IR2000 Championship series, four points ahead of Nigel Bramwell's Hawk.

Overall Championship Winner in the IRC Class went to Justin Slawson's Big Cheese, who had won six out of eight races in the series. After another successful day on the water, the X362 Sport took the lead from Edouard Wylleman's X332 Carabistouilles 2 in IRC Class 2 with a five point lead.

After races 7 and 8, Charles Dunstone's 41.5, Nokia Communicator went on to win overall IRC O Class, pulling ahead of Keith Miller's Swan 60 Crackerjack and Terry and Sue Robinsons's Swan 48 Assuage; all of which were on equal points in the race series yesterday.

The race for winner of class IRC1 was closely fought between the Prima 38's Firestorm and Robert Gateshill's White Knuckles. Jonathan Perry's Firestorm managed to gain just half a championship point lead, with 39.5 series points, after winning the final race of the day, despite a bad start with a 24th position in race 7.

In IRC Class 3, the Impala 28, Peanut were class winners, just 1 point ahead of Mr Bo'Jangles, the Dehler 34. Closely followed by Crewsaver Dickies with 23 points in the series.
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