Hot Shots for 2016

Of those boats entered so far there are four that immediately catch the eye as far as their Double Handed performances in 2016 are concerned.

1.    The current holders of the Overall IRC Double Handed trophy, the Sunfast 3600 Hot Cookie with Neil Martin and Philip Barnes, have been on the podium in three of their four JOG races in 2016, winning the Nab Tower and the Weymouth races.  There is no doubt that Hot Cookie is on form to repeat their 2015 win.  Hot Cookie is likely to be in Class 1.

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2.   Mike Moxley and Huw Phillips racing Malice (HOD 35) have also had a good year so far, leading the Royal Southampton Inshore Series with three bullets.
This very impressive run already gives them the Series with one more race to go.  Mike and Huw are likely to be in Class 2 at this year’s Nationals.

74 Boats Register Interest So Far

A big entry is expected for the 2016 IRC Double Handed National Championships to be held in the Solent on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th September.

With just four weeks until the third edition of this event, 74 boats have registered interest to compete.  2015 IRC Double Handed Overall champions, Neil Martin and Philip Barnes will be there to defend their title on Hot Cookie, a Sunfast 3600.  They have already seen success in 2016 winning the Nab Tower Race in April and finishing second in the Yarmouth to Cowes Race in May, both JOG races.  “Phil and I are looking forward to competing in the DH Nationals again; there are lots of talented sailors who enter and provide very close racing” says Neil.  Andy Roberts winner of Class 2 in 2015 with Bill Edgerley on the J105, Jin Tonic, said,” we are definitely going to compete in the DH Nationals this year - it is too much fun to not attend!”