The immaculately sailed J Lance 12 has been crowned IRC European champion for 2018. The French J/112e skippered by Didier le Moal, seemed never to put a foot wrong in the latter stages of this week-long regatta run from Cowes by the Royal Ocean Racing Club.
“It’s great – I didn’t expect that,” said le Moal of claiming the IRC Europeans title. “First of all we wanted to win our class, but this is fabulous. It concludes the wonderful week we’ve had. If you enjoy racing, we have been in paradise. The weather, sun, light winds, heavy winds, big tides – everything you could expect to enjoy from racing, we’ve had.”