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Photographer Bob Bateman captured the sailing action from the final day of Kinsale's April league this afternoon and what a finale it turned out to be. Big seas, big winds for a classic Kinsale finish. The Squib class joined for good measure and are racing today and tomorrow for South Coast championship honours.  Scroll down for Bob's photos.

More final day Cruiser photo action from Kinsale HERE

More Squib South Coast photo action from Kinsale HERE

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An appropriately named house for a sailing setting is on the market in Kinsale, County Cork. The Chart House is a 7-bed period house currently operating as a luxurious Bed and Breakfast.

The property is situated in the heart of Kinsale and within walking distance of Kinsale Yacht Club. It's on the market for €650,000. More here.

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Bob Bateman was afloat today to capture the latest Spring sailing off Kinsale Yacht Club, a month long sailing series that has been sailed in sunshine so far each Sunday and today's Bank holiday Monday race was no different. Scroll down for photos, there are some nice shots of John Twomey's Sonar, Shillelagh.

Today's racing was sailed in a north east 8 knot breeze. An ebb tide flowing out of Kinsale harbour gave a good beat on the windward/leeward course, leaders tacking up the western shore.

The first round the weather mark was Anchor sailed by Ian Travers with sailmaker Nigel Young on board.

Winds dropped during the day but filled in again from the South East.

Classes 0, 1, 2 were on a round the cans course taking the Bullman buoy as weather mark before going on a two sail reach to Sovereigns Islands and  a run out to SE mark.

Racing co ntinued all day and a weary class 2 only returned to the harbour after 5pm.

Racing concludes next saturday followed by a prize giving Dinner.

 

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The weather gods continue to simile on competitors and organisers alike,on what has been a very calm and on the whole, enjoyable spring sailing series off Kinsale thus far writes Keith O Riordan. The third round of The Kinsale Yacht Club Spring Series, sponsored by The Carlton Hotel Kinsale, got off to a punctual start this Sunday, in an 8-10 knot south-easterly breeze.
Classes 0,1 and 2 were on windward-leeward course, looked after by race officer Alan Crosbie and his team. Race 1,this week consisted of two rounds of the course with a short beat to finish. Gloves Off owned by Twomey & O'Mahony and Conor Doyle's Freya, were the lead boats coming in to the weather mark, having tacked for the shore early and benefitted most from the tide. Neither boat was to relinquish its position in the race. In race 1IRC then,Gloves Off secured first place, followed by Freya with Godkin & O'Donovan's Godot finishing in third position. Race 2 followed the same format except for having three rounds instead of two. Again classes 0 and 1 got off to a clean start, much to the relief of the committee boat. Gloves Off again led around the course, the light airs suiting her much more than the heavier cruiser-racing boats. Freya and Tom Roche's Meridian had a nip and tuck battle for second place all the way around the course, with the former just piping Meridian on the line. The results therefore in the second race were, Gloves Off in first, Freya in second and Meridian in third place. This leaves the overall table, with one discard applied, looking like Gloves Off in first, Freya in second and Godot in third place. In ECHO Meridian leads the overall standings, with a first and a second yesterday, from Godot in second position and Gloves Off in third.
Class 1 IRC is developing into a three way battle at the half way point of the series. David Scott's,X-362,Eos again had a very successful day on the water. Eos however is being chased hard by Rob O'Leary's Antix Beag and Dan Buckley's Justus. Eos managed two firsts on Sunday, which keeps her at the top of the overall standings on just four points. Antix Beag had a third and a second respectively, which is enough to keep her in second place overall, with eight points. Justus is keeping the pressure on in third position overall with a third and a second this week.
The top of the league overall in Class 1Echo is also very tight with only five points separating the first four boats. Eos is leading overall again, having had a second and third on the day. Aidan Heffernan's Indulgence is in second overall with a sixth and a first on Sunday, followed by Justus in third with a first and a sixth. Chancer owned by the Carroll brothers got a third in race one which is enough to keep them in fourth overall, and John Downing's Samba had a second in the second race leaving them in fifth position overall. In Class0&1 Restricted Eos is again the overall leader with two firsts on Sunday, followed by Freya with a second and third, with Justus in third overall.
Class 2 had the same courses as Classes 0&1.In Class 2 IRC, the lighter airs of this spring series have certainly been favouring the Corby 25's. Vincent O'Shea's Yanks & Franks, made it two wins from two on Sunday, followed closely by another Corby 25, Allure, owned by Brian Goggin with two seconds. In race one Shane Statham's Slack Alice took third place, while in race two it was the Desmond-Ivers-Deasy owned Bad Company which took third position. This leaves the leader board with Yanks & Franks in pole position, followed closely by Allure, and Clem McElligot's Sea Hawk hanging on to third place.
In Class2ECHO race one Yanks & Franks took first, with Mark Mendell's Wicked in second and Allure in third. Race two saw Sea Hawk in first place, Bad Company in second and Yanks & Franks in third. The overalls in ECHO at the half way mark in racing are, Sea Hawk, followed by Barrett & Conlon's Y-Knot with Wicked in third position
Classes 3&4 were on the round the cans course this week, under the watchful eye of race officer Jennot Petch and his team. The course for race one was Sovereign Mark-South mark-Centre Point. Class 3 got off to a good beat down to Sovereign Mark, but as they rounded were slowly swallowed up by a bank of low cloud and fog. As a consequence of this, despite having GPS co-ordinates for the mark, could not find South Mark. Thus race one had to be abandoned for Class 3.The fog bank lifted quite quickly, which allowed Class4,which had started five minutes after Class 3,to find South Mark and complete their race.
In Class4 IRC Alan Mulcahy's Sundancer had two firsts on the day ,leaving him in first place overall in IRC, and in the enviable position of being able to discard a first place! ShellyD owned by Mick Murphy got two seconds leaving him second overall, with the Eddie Higgns and Kevin Morrisson owned La Maraquita with two thirds and in third position overall. In Class4 ECHO La Maraquita leads the league, followed by ShellyD, and Sundancer in third. In Class 3 IRC the boats completed the second race of the day. Eammon Rohan's Farr quarter tonner, Anchor Challenge led the boats around the course to a line honours win in IRC. Eddie Rice's Impacunious gained second place while John Twomey's Shillelagh came in third. The race committee decided to run another slightly shorter race for class 3 to make up for the abandoned first race. The course was Sovereign Mark-Centre Pt-Finish, which was a straight windward leeward course. Unfortunately a number of boats were over the line, some returning to restart, whilst others took their chances. Again Anchor Challenge led the field around the course to take line honours, but were then informed they had been OCS and thus disqualified .Consequently Shillelagh took the win, with Impacunious in second place, followed by Bill McConnell's Monkey Business in third place.
The league table in Class 3 IRC sees Shillelagh in the lead, followed closely by Anchor Challenge, with Impacunious in third spot. Class3 ECHO has Impacunious out in front overrall, followed by Shillelagh and Liam Lynch's Powder Monkey in third.
The White Sail Class once again had good racing officiated by Donal Hayes. The Murphy-Hennessy-Dann owned Val Criss was once again well up there, recording a first position on Sunday. In second place was Objection owned by Kevin & Celia Murray, followed in third by Charisma owned by Des Lyons & Aine Dunn. The overall standings in The White Sail Class see Val Criss in pole position, followed by Objection, with Billy Joyce's Windrose in third place.

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Fourteen year old Dun Laoghaire sailor Sean Donnelly was in top form sailing off Kinsale yesterday (SCROLL down for Photos by Bob Bateman) to win four of eight races in the first leg of the 2011 Optimist dinghy sailing trials. All races were completed to schedule. Top ten results below from IODAI.

1 1438 Senior Sean Donnelly M 14 NYC 10 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 6
2 1368 Senior Sophie Browne F 14 TBSC/RCYC 22.71 5 7 1 4 4 1 3.71 4
3 1440 Senior Harry Whitaker M 14 RCYC 31 2 1 13 2 2 7 4 15
4 1441 Senior Eoin Lyden M 14 RCYC/BSC 44.29 10 8 5 6 14 3 7.29 5
5 1439 Senior Peter McCann M 14 RCYC 48 3 3 9 5 10 12 6 12
6 1442 Senior Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain F 13 KYC 56 4 10 10 17 17 5 8 2
7 1433 Senior Jil McGinley F 14 RCYC 59 8 11 8 9 19 4 11 8
8 1411 Junior Ronan Cournane M 12 RCYC/KYC 64 7 12 4 15 12 20 3 11
9 1315 Senior Fergus Flood M 13 HYC 68 9 48 18 10 18 8 2 3
10 1437 Senior Sean WADDILOVE M 14 SSC/HYC 85

 

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Glorious sailing conditions prevailed for the second day of the Kinsale Cruiser Spring Series yesterday writes Claire Bateman. Scroll down for Bob Bateman's sailing photos of yesterday's cruiser action. The only sailing factor missing was the wind! However but after a wait of two and a half hours, the breeze filled in from the south- west giving some 15 knots and enabling racing to commence. Classes 0, 1 and 2 sailed the round the cans course, Classes 3 and 4 were on the windward leeward course and the White Sail Fleet sailed in the harbour. To add to the spectacle the Optimist dinghies in large numbers were sailing further east in trials for international competition. 

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The Irish Coast Guard's Kinsale unit was involved in the dramatic rescue of a man clinging to the sheer side of a cliff on Sunday.
TheJournal.ie reports that the man, a 20-something English tourist, had been caught on the beach below at high tide and tried to climb the cliff face to escape, but got into difficulty half-way up.
The man was spotted by a couple walking the clifftop near Garrettstown Beach, who alerted the Old Head of Kinsale coastguard unit.
A cliff rescue expert abseiled down to attach a lifeline and harness, and the man was lifted to safety. He was treated at the scene for cuts and bruises.
Unit officer in charge Eddie Butler told The Irish Examiner that the man didn’t know how he had held on as long he did.
"When we arrived and saw the situation, I didn’t think we’d save him. I think we got to him just in time," said Butler. "The water was raging beneath him. If he had lost his grip and fell in, he would have been lost."
Elsewhere, six people were rescued from a sinking cruiser in the River Shannon on Sunday afternoon following its collision with a bridge in Killaloe, Co Clare.
According to The Irish Times, two members of the Irish Coast Guard's Killaloe unit arrived quickly on scene two help the six occupants and their dog to safety on the riverside.
The Killaloe unit reports that the cruiser was subsequently run aground in the shallows at Ballyvalley to prevent its sinking.

The Irish Coast Guard's Kinsale unit was involved in the dramatic rescue of a man clinging to the sheer side of a cliff on Sunday.

TheJournal.ie reports that the man, a 20-something English tourist, had been caught on the beach below at high tide and tried to climb the cliff face to escape, but got into difficulty half-way up.

The man was spotted by a couple walking the clifftop near Garrettstown Beach, who alerted the Old Head of Kinsale coastguard unit. 

A cliff rescue expert abseiled down to attach a lifeline and harness, and the man was lifted to safety. He was treated at the scene for cuts and bruises.

Unit officer in charge Eddie Butler told the Irish Examiner that the man didn’t know how he had held on as long he did. 

"When we arrived and saw the situation, I didn’t think we’d save him. I think we got to him just in time," said Butler. "The water was raging beneath him. If he had lost his grip and fell in, he would have been lost." 

Elsewhere, six people were rescued from a sinking cruiser in the River Shannon on Sunday afternoon following its collision with a bridge in Killaloe, Co Clare.

According to The Irish Times, two members of the Irish Coast Guard's Killaloe unit arrived quickly on scene two help the six occupants and their dog to safety on the riverside.

The Killaloe unit reports that the cruiser was subsequently run aground in the shallows at Ballyvalley to prevent its sinking.

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The well attended ICRA meeting of March 10th held at Kilkenny covered many interesting sailing topics not least the forthcoming ICRA Championships June 17th to 19th at Crosshaven writes Claire Bateman.

Simon McGibney of WIORA confirmed there are already at least 15 boats interested in travelling to the event to join with the Cork, Kinsale and East coast boats. There is also the tantalising prospect of the fleet being joined by no less than ten quarter tonners from the UK who also plan to sail in the Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale the following week. Most of these British boats are crewed by professionals and will race with the Irish Class three fleet. They will, however, be scored separately and will receive a separate trophy.

Sailing with the Quarter Ton fleet will be Anchor Challenge, beautifully restored and modified by former owner Peter Morton, and now in the ownership of Eamon Rohan. At the weekend our spy spotted an all white gleaming boat wending its way up the Kinsale Road and wondered could this possibly have been Anchor Challenge and, if so, will we see a battle between the all black Tiger and the all white newcomer??

For the duration of the ICRA National Championships there will be subsidised launching at Ringaskiddy for all trailerable boats. In addition a very attractive accommodation package has been arranged for all ICRA competitors at the Carrigaline Court Hotel. They are offering three nights B/B plus one evening dinner from Thursday to Saturday and free B/B for Sunday night at €129 per person sharing.

A crew list has been set up by RCYC for skippers wishing to acquire crews with local knowledge and Race Officers for the event will be the hugely experienced Peter Crowley and Richard Leonard.

ICRA Commodore Barry Rose was delighted to inform the meeting that Yacht Designer Mark Mills has joined the ICRA committee where his expertise and wide knowledge will be greatly appreciated. Mark gave a most interesting report on recent developments re racing matters. One item referred to the fact that boats with bulb keels will now be more severely rated and another item of interest is discussion going on with regard to changing the rating bands for the 2012 Commodores Cup. It is believed there is a move afoot to lower the bands i.e. the current middle rated boat may be the big boat for the 2012 event.

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Fancy a pre-season boat bargain? It may well be on offer later this month at a 'liquidation sale of boats' due to take place in County Cork with a selection of unused and used power boats. The sale is by order of Mr. Barry Donohue, KPMG, Liquidator, HM Yachts Ltd (In Voluntary Liquidation).

The boats on offer include three unused Jeanneau motoboats inlcuding the popular Merry Fisher Legend. The vessel comes with Suzuki 50HP Four Stroke Engine and road trailer, ready for the season!

The sale will take place at 12 noon on Tuesday 29 March 2011. Viewing is from 10am - 4pm Monday 28 March 2011 or by appointment. The sale takes place at the Michael Murphy Yard, Mission Hill, Kinsale, Co. Cork. (Across from Bandon Co-Op)

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For sale: The Merry Fisher Legenda 585 Motor Boat

There are ten lots (including a van) but for the boats for sale include:

Unused Jeanneau Cap Camarat 715wa Motor Boat with a Hallmark Double Axle Trailer with Winch and Rollers, White / Blue.

Unused Jeanneau Cap Camarat 515 Style Motor Boat with a Suzuki 50HP Four Stroke Engine, Model DF50, Plus a Hallmark Single Axle Trailer with Winch and Rollers, White / Beige.

Unused Jeanneau Merry Fisher Legenda 585 Motor Boat with Enclosed Cabin with an Indspension Roller Coaster Single Axel Trailer with Winch and Rollers, White / Blue.

2006 Maxum 2400 SC3 26ft Motor Boat with 300Hp Petrol Inboard Engine with Double Axle Trailer, White / Blue.

2005 O'Sullivans Marine 710 23ft Fishing Boat with Cabin, Yanmar 27hp Diesel Inboard Engine, White / Blue, Name Mary-Linda.


For further details, please contact E-Auctions T: +353 45 883 554. More HERE.

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In one of her last official functions as Minister for Sport, outgoing local TD Mary Hanafin attended the Irish Sailing Association's annual Ball last Saturday in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire.

Attended by 315 people the black tie ball featured an awards ceremony that has been hailed  'a great success' by the association.

On Saturday afternoon the association elected a new President, Niamh McCutcheon, the first female ISA President since the organisation was founded in 1945.

A collection in aid of the RNLI raised over €2,250.

Award details below:

ISA Sailing Achievement of the Year
This award is presented by the ISA to recognise the outstanding achievement in a sailing craft by an Irish person or in Ireland during 2010.
Winner: Nicholas 'Nin' O'Leary, Royal Cork Yacht Club
Nicholas' achievements included narrowly beating his father Anthony at the ISA All Ireland Championships in 2010 by just a single point after a nail-biting finale in difficult conditions off Kinsale in November. The win made it three-in-a-row for this remarkable young 24 year old sailor - the only person to achieve this in the 64 years of the event's history.

ISA Volunteer of the Year
This award is given to a member of an ISA affiliated club or class who has made a significant voluntary contribution to their sport during 2010.
Winner: Brian Craig, Royal St. George Yacht Club.
Brian has been nominated by the Royal St. George Yacht Club for the vital role he has played in developing sailing in Ireland and specifically Dun Laoghaire over the past 40 years. His most recent success was winning the bid for Dun Laoghaire to host the 2012 ISAF Youth Worlds.

ISA Youth Sailor of the Year
This award is presented by the ISA to recognise the outstanding achievement by a sailor competing in ISA Performance Pathway boats during 2010.
Winner: Finn Lynch, Blessington Sailing Club
Placing 2nd overall at the Topper World Championships in 2010 left the Carlow sailor in good stead for a Youth Sailor nomination. A determined sailor and strong character, it's clear that with these strengths Finn has the potential to go far in our sport.

ISA Instructor of the Year
This award recognises the role instructors have in providing access to our sports. The final 5 have been nominated by their students with the ultimate winner selected by an ISA judging panel.
Winner: Aine Carroll, Rush Sailing Club
Aine has been an ISA instructor for the last 11 years, instructing both adult and junior sailors in Rush Sailing Club. A keen Mermaid sailor, her love of sailing, her enthusiasm for the sport and willingness to give her time to her sailors have been infectious and remarkable. Apparently the kids at the club think she is a 'legend' and 'cool'!

ISA Training Centre of the Year
The face of ISA water sports to thousands of participants. The best in 2010 as nominated by their students.
Winner: University of Limerick Activity Centre
Situated on the sheltered shores of Lough Derg, University of Limerick Activity Centre has been in operation for over a decade. ULAC provides a varied programme of adventure activities to the general public. The University of Limerick Activity Centre runs ISA courses in sailing dinghies, windsurfers, powerboat as well as emergency care training courses.

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