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IMP, US 8990
à jour au: 2019
1977 Plan Ron Holland, built by Kiwi Boats, with tubular aluminium geodesic structure


Not build as ONE TONNER, From 1973 to 1983 One Tonner IOR rating was 27.5'.

Dossier complet sur le site "RB Sailing blog"
Complete file on "RB Sailing blog"

1977 The space frame prior to being added into the completed hull of Imp, at Kiwi Boats, Florida (photo courtesy Tad Belknap)

SORC: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - ? = 1er/??, IOR: 30.9', Mat ALLEN
Nassau Cup: ?e/??,
Avril "Neptune Nautisme",

Admiral's Cup: 4 - 3 - 10 - 1 - 1 = 1er/57, US Team: 2e/??
Including Fastnet Race: 1er/284 IOR

Big Boat Series in San Francisco: ?e/??

Picture without date from Facebook 2020,

1979 Fitted with a new lightweight carbon rudder
February, SORC, Miami: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - dnf = 2e/?? ttc (carbon rudder broke in the Ocean Triangle 150 mile offshore race and she was forced to retire)
Admiral's Cup: 11 - 13 - 3 - 17 - Fastnet: 5 = 3e/??, US Team: 2e/??, IOR: 30.9'

Photos P. Carpentier, archives de la revue "Bateaux",

Picture from Facebook 2019,

Whirling, K ????
Rating 30.1', se présente aux sélections Britanniques pour l'Admiral's Cup, NQ

Imp, IR 1990
Howth-Holyhead: 6e/13
Holyhead-Howth: 4e/11
Morecambe Bay Race: 3e/13
Wicklow-Holyhead: DNF/13
St George Channel Race: 5e/15
ISORA: 4e/21 A1, J. SISK

1984 Holyhead-Wicklow: 5e/8 A1
Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead: 3e/12
James Eadie: DNF/13
ISORA: 14e/21 A1, M. O'LEARY
Round Ireland Race: ?e/??
Picture from Northern and Southern Ireland racing yachts past and present Facebook 2020,

1986 #6 Holyhead-Laoghaire: 2e/12
#7 St George Channel Race: 2e/13

1987 Scottish Series: ?e/??
Picture from Northern and Southern Ireland racing yachts past and present Facebook 2020,

Fastnet: ?e/??,
5/7 ISORA Races:

1988 2/7 ISORA Races:

1990 Round Ireland Race: 1er/??
Pictures from Northern and Southern Ireland racing yachts past and present Facebook 2018,

199? New owner, G. Radley (from Roy Hamilton in Carrickfergus Northern Ireland. Roy sold Imp when he bought Comanche Raider (Ex Marrionette IX))

1992 Round Ireland Race: 4e/47, G. RADLEY
Picture from Northern and Southern Ireland racing yachts past and present Facebook 2020,

Cork Week: ?e/?? Classe 2
October "Yachting World",

1996 Owned by George Radley Jnr, Kinsale Yacht Club
Round Ireland Race: ?e/??

1998 Round Ireland Race: ?e/??

1999 "Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Official Programme",

26 December, Sydney Hobart: DNS, George RADLEY
Picture from Vincent:

2001 Sovereign's Cup, Kinsale: ?e/??,
Picture from Vincent:

2002 Round Ireland Race: 2e/28 IRC, IRC: 1.026, George RADLEY

2003 Kinsale Soveriegns Cup: ?e/?? IRC

2006 1er juillet, Round Ireland Race: 5e/39 IRC, George RADLEY
December, "Course au Large", "Il y a 30 ans, Imp ou la naissance d'un winner",

2010 The Imp story has been immortalised in the Bill Barton's book The Legend of Imp:

2019 December, from "Thus Irish ownerships of Imp tended to be relatively brief, and involved such noted Dun Laoghaire names as the Sisk brothers and Michael O’Leary (the sailing one, not the airline guy). They continued to ratchet up success, and by 1987 she was in the ownership of Roy Dickson of Howth who – ten years after Imp’s successful Fastnet debut – showed there was still life in the old girl by winning the Philip Whitehead Cup in the 1987 Fastnet. After that, she was sold to Carrickfergus owner Roy Hamilton and was notching appearances in other venues, but before long she was headed south again to the ownership of George Radley Jnr of Cobh, who won the 2000 Round Ireland race with her, and very nearly won the 2002 Round Ireland as well, only to have victory snatched away by fellow Cork Harbour sailor Eric Lisson with Cavatina in the final hours. Imp continues in George Radley’s ownership, but she has been away from Ireland for quite some time now, with a Transatlantic passage and more recently a sojourn in eastern England seeing about having the major refit she so rightly deserves. But now, with keel removed and mast piled on deck, she has been seen on a low loader headed back from England for Ireland, and a major refit at George’s own private boatyard beside his house on the north shore of Great Island in Cork Harbour. The word is that she will be in pristine condition for the Royal Cork YC’s Tricentenary highlights in 2020. With Imp very much present in her restored glory, this will be turbo-charged sailing history brought vividly to life and then some."

Picture from IOR, RORC & CCA Ocean Racing Classes Facebook 2020,