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Sovereign's Cup Sailing. News and Results from the Kinsale YC Event
Checkmate XVIII – the old Emiliano Zapata, ex Dick Dastardly, ex French Beret, ex Concorde from 1985 is undergoing a refit in North Wales, launching early May
Ireland will be the base for the Nigel Biggs Checkmate XVIII Half Ton campagin this season with a programme that includes the ICRA Nationals, Sovereigns Cup, Dun Laoghaire Regatta and the Half Ton Cup in Kinsale. In a previous Irish…
The 1720 sportsboats are holding their European Championships as part of the Sovereign's Cup
Sovereign's Cup
Kinsale Yacht Club has announced O’Leary Life & Pensions as headline sponsors of its 2017 Sovereign’s Cup regatta. June's biennial event has a good number of spinnaker and white sail cruisers entered as well as 1720 sportsboats, a class that is holding its European…
Dominant force – A 13–strong J109 fleet will boost Cruisers One numbers on Dublin Bay Sailing Club this season
With just over six weeks to the Sherry Fitzgerald sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club season the stand–out class of the year looks like Cruisers One where a 20–boat fleet has 13 J/109s among its number. It's an impressive result that bodes…
Cruiser Racer action on Dublin Bay in the J109 class. This year there are five major events running between June 9 and July 9
Water Rat
The Irish Cruiser Racer Association must be applauded for providing a platform under the theme: 'we need to talk about cruiser racing' at tomorrow's conference in Limerick. Like an elephant in–the–room, the overcrowded Summer fixtures needs to be urgently addressed…
Sovereign's Cup in Kinsale runs from 21st-24th June 2017
Sovereign's Cup
Kinsale Yacht Club reports five entries already received since opening entry this morning for the Sovereign's Cup entries from 21st-24th June 2017. This is the 12th Sovereign’s Cup and organisers are looking forward to welcoming over 100 boats to Kinsale next…
The “Suburban Seafest”. Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from 6th to 9th July 2017 will be providing racing in the bay for 30 classes.
W M Nixon
The only non-elitist thing about the Olympic Games is the fact that all countries – however large or small – are treated equally. A small country like Ireland is entitled to exactly the same number of places in competition as…
The late Alan McEneff of Foynes YC
Shannon Estuary
Foynes Yacht Club lost a stalwart this season with the untimely passing of Alan McEneff in early May. Alan, who was actively involved in promoting sailing to newcomers in the Club, will be greatly missed by all in the Shannon…
WOW! What A Turn-up For The Books At Kinsale
Sovereign's Cup
#sovscup – W M Nixon casts a quick eye over the final outcome of the ICRA Nats/Sovereigns Cup. George Sisk has been an active participant in the distance racing scene for so long that you could be forgiven for thinking that…
UK Sailmakers Set Sails on 'Two Thirds of Winners' At ICRA Nationals
Sovereign's Cup
#sovscup – UKMcWilliam Sailmakers are quick off the mark to celebrate weekend success at the Sovereign's Cup and ICRA Nationals. The Crosshaven–based sailmaker scooped 'two thirds of the class winners and two thirds of the class places' in the 109–boat…
Victory For Royal Irish in Division One as Five ICRA Titles Decided off Kinsale
Sovereign's Cup
#sovscup – Counting four race wins Royal Irish Yacht Joker II (John Maybury) emerged as winner of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association's ultra–competitive division one fleet at Kinsale Yacht club today. It was one of five national championships decided at Kinsale…
New Leader in Kinsale's Class One As ICRA Champs Reach Half Way Stage
Sovereign's Cup
#icra –  A change of leader in class one was just one of the upsets as the ICRA Nationals reached the halfway poiint at Kinsale Yacht Club yesterday. Overall positions in most of the eight racing classes lie finely balanced with just…
Top Yacht 'Jelly Baby' Starts Kinsale ICRA Nationals In Winning Form
Sovereign's Cup
#sovscup – No surprises that form boat Jelly Baby leads division one of the 2015 ICRA Nationals in Kinsale Yacht Club tonight writes Claire Bateman. No surprise either that another Irish UK champion this season is also in the frame after…
88 Yachts Confirmed For ICRA Nationals At Kinsale
Sovereign's Cup
#cruiserracing – The south coast's biggest sailing event of the year was launched today on board the Irish Naval vessel LE Eithne by Simon Coveney TD, Minister for the Marine. The ICRA cruiser-racer National Championships event is to be hosted…
Olympian O'Leary Lifts Kinsale's 2013 Sovereign's Cup
Sovereign's Cup
#sovscup – The final day of the 2013 Covestone Asset Management Sovereign's Cup enjoyed Caribbean-like conditions of 14-16 knots of wind, flat seas and blazing sunshine, to conclude a week of magnificent sailing in Kinsale Harbour.Day four photos here At the…
Sovereign's Cup Day 4 (Sat) Photos
Sovereign's Cup
#sovscup –Sovereign's Cup final day and the best wine was kept till last! All in all the Sovereign's Regatta turned out to be a great event weather writes writes Claire Bateman. Scroll down the page for more on the water…
Sovereign's Cup (Friday) Day 3 Photos
Sovereign's Cup
#sovscup –This morning dawned bright enough but a little bit cloudy at times and there was a smell of wind around writes Claire Bateman. Sure enough, when the yachts poked their noses outside the mouth of the harbour the wind…

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