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What North Sails Clients Had to Say at Sovereign's Cup in Kinsale

29th June 2021
'Jump Juice' flying her North Sails 3Di Mainsail and North Sails 3Di Code 1 Jib at the Sovereign's Cup, Kinsale
Jump Juice' flying her North Sails 3Di Mainsail and North Sails 3Di Code 1 Jib at the Sovereign's Cup, Kinsale Credit: Bob Bateman

Well, what an amazing event that was!

Congratulations to the team in Kinsale YC for another fabulous Sovereign's Cup. We had a nice mixture of wind speeds and directions, tons of shifts, plenty of sunshine and the odd light smattering of rain.

We were thrilled to see so many of our customers on the water and you were all flying!

Your North Sails Ireland team were all afloat and racing hard. I had a fantastic time doing the tactics on Conor Phelan's "Jump Juice" in the Coastal fleet, Shane was mainsheet trimmer on the IRC 1 winner "Snapshot" and Nigel guested on the GS37 Frank Caul's "Prince Of Tides", "Fiscala" the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 owned by James Matthews and the Elan 37 "Cappella Of Howth" owned by Graham Vickers.

We had fun each day catching up with our friends and customers every day after sailing in Kinsale YC.

North Sails powered so many class winners and stacked the podiums. It was great to see Mike and Richie Evans winning both their class and the overall trophy in their first event "out of the box". Here's what Mike had to say after the event:-

"We chose North Sails for our new J99 yacht ‘Snapshot’. We were looking for all-round performance with a focus on in-shore racing. The team at North sails worked with us to provide us with a wonderful suit of sails. This gave us really competitive upwind and downwind performance. We are delighted with our results at our first major regatta here at Sovereigns Week."

Another winner "out of the box" was Bob Rendell's GS 44 "Samatom". Here's what owner Bob Rendell had to say after his epic win:-

"We were delighted to take the coastal class win at Sovereigns Cup. Certainly, the new North Sails inventory made a big contribution to Samatom's performance across the range of conditions we experienced. The service and support from Shane and the North Sails Ireland team has been crucial in getting this project off the ground so successfully"

Here is a quick summary of our clients' wonderful results - thank you everyone and well done!

IRC Coastal Fleet

1st: "Samatom" - GS 44 - Bob Rendell - Howth YC - powered 100% by North Sails
2nd "Nieulargo" - GS 40 - Denis Murphy & AnneMarie Fegan - North Sails*
3rd. "Jump Juice" - Ker 37 - Conor Phelan - 100% North Sails

'Samatom' flying her North Sailx NPL TOUR Xi ARAMID / polyester mainsail and North Sails 3Di Code 2 Jib'Samatom' flying her North Sailx NPL TOUR Xi ARAMID / polyester mainsail and North Sails 3Di Code 2 Jib Photo: Bob Bateman

IRC 1

1. "Snapshot" - J99 - Mike & Richie Evans - Howth YC - powered 100% by North Sails
2. "Artful Dodger" - J109 - Finbarr O'Regan - North Sails*
3. "Storm II" - J109 - Pat Kelly - 100% North Sails

IRC 1 winner 'Snapshot' flying her North Sails A2.5 and North Sails 3Di RAW Mainsail Photo: Bob BatemanIRC 1 winner 'Snapshot' flying her North Sails A2.5 and North Sails 3Di RAW Mainsail Photo: Bob Bateman

IRC 2

2. "King One" - 1/2 Tonner - David Kelly - North Sails*

IRC 3

1. "YagottaWanna" - J24 - David Lane - Royal Cork YC - 100% North Sails

IRC 3 Winner 'YaGottaWanna' flying her North Sails DX-7TT genoa and 'Fat Head' mainIRC 3 Winner 'YaGottaWanna' flying her North Sails DX-7TT genoa and 'Fat Head' main Photo: Bob Bateman

White Sails 1 IRC

2. Price Of Tides - GS37 - Frank Caul - Royal Cork YC - 100% North Sails
3. "Valfreya" - Sigma 33 - David Riome & David Leonard - 100% North Sails

'Prince of Tides' flying her North Sails 3Di ENDURANCE upwind sails'Prince of Tides' flying her North Sails 3Di ENDURANCE upwind sails Photo: Bob Bateman

White Sails 2 IRC

1. "Shillelagh" - Blazer 23 - John Twomey - Kinsale YC - 100% North Sails
3. "Miss Charlie" - Tofinou 8 - Patrick Beckett - North Sails*

The 'Shillelagh' team - winner of White Sails 2 - powered by North SailsThe 'Shillelagh' team - winner of White Sails 2 - powered by North Sails Photo: Bob Bateman

White Sails 1 ECHO

1. "Fiscala" - Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 - James Matthews - Kinsale YC - 100% North Sails
2. "Capella Of Kinsale" - Elan 37 - Graham Vickers - Kinsale YC "Prince Of Tides" - 100% North Sails
3. "Prince Of Tides" - GS 37 " Frank Caul - Royal Cork YC - 100% North Sails

The 'Fiscala' team - winner of White Sails 1 - powered by North SailsThe 'Fiscala' team - winner of White Sails 1 - powered by North Sails Photo: Bob Bateman

*denotes partial inventory

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your boat's performance, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're always delighted to chat!

Prof, Nigel & Shane, NORTH SAILS IRELAND

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Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell is a partner in North Sails Ireland. He is also a professional sailor, sailing & life/business coach and sailing media analyst/commentator.

In 2018 he again won his class in the Round Ireland Race and in 2019 finished 2nd in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race - 10 years after he won it!

Also in 2019, he was providing expert commentary and analysis in studio for the SSL Star Europeans in Garda, Italy and SSL finals in Nassau.

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