The inaugural J/Cup Ireland took place from the 26th to the 27th of August at the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, on Dublin Bay. Teams enjoyed two days of fun racing, shoreside entertainment and a daily prize-giving thanks to the support of KEY YACHTING and the Royal Irish YC. The 10-boat J/24 fleet also enjoyed their East Coast Championship with a total of six races. Winning both the Under 25 title and being crowned the 2023 Irish East Coast J/24 Champion was the Kinsale Yacht Club U25 team sailing KINSAILOR. Starting with three bullets on the first day, they maintained their composure on Sunday’s three races with a 4-4-3 to win with 10 points net. Second place went to Dave Bailey’s HARD-ON-PORT, posting a 2-2-2-2-5-4 scoreline for 12 points net. Rounding off the podium for the bronze medal was Tadhg O’Loingsigh’s JANX SPIRIT with a 6-4-3-3-1-6 tally for 17 points net.