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Koast to Koast Wins for Kilroy

It hasn’t mattered which coast Samba has raced on, she’s come out on top.

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John Kilroy Jr., who calls San Francisco as well as Malibu home, went east to Annapolis, Maryland on November 2-4 to take top honors at the IRC East Coast Championships with his TP52 Samba Pa Ti. The year-old Botin Carkeek-designed 52 bested two other boats, including Daniel Meyers latest Numbers, his new Judel-Vrolijk 66 designed specifically to the IRC rule, to take honors. Readers may remember that Kilroy and Samba Pa Ti started fast and held on to win their division in September’s Rolex Big Boat Series at the St. Francis YC.

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