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Sovereign's Cup Sailing. News and Results from the Kinsale YC Event
The start of the 2019 National YC Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, with eventual overall winner Rockabill VI (JPK 10.80, Paul O’Higgins RIYC) just ahead of Mick Cotter’s 94ft Windfall, which took line honours and established a new course record. The 30th Anniversary D2D starts in Dublin Bay on June 7th 2023
Did we really manage it? Did we really cram all those major special and routine regular sailing events into the one season of 2022? And all that despite its three main months afloat experiencing decidedly mixed weather? And also despite…
Kinsale X-yacht Freya, skippered by Conor Doyle, sailed to ORC success in the 2022 Middle Sea race in October and is pictured above competing on her home waters at the 2021 Sovereign's Cup
Sovereign's Cup Regatta Director Tony Scannell has published the Notice of Race (downloadable below) for next June's 15th Cup for Cruisers, Coastal and White Sails fleets. Scannell confirmed Kinsale Yacht Club is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to a 'full-strength'…
The 1720s will stage their 2023 European Championships as part of the Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club in June
The relatively new venue for the fleet of Monkstown Bay Sailing Club will host the first event of three confirmed fixtures for the 1720s in 2023, the recent well-attended AGM has heard. The resurgent 1720s celebrated their 30th anniversary at Cork…
Sovereign's Cup Director Anthony Scannell announces the new sponsor Simply Blue & Emerald for the Sovereign's Cup 2023 at the Volvo Cork Week prizegiving
Kinsale Yacht Club has announced a new title sponsor for its biennial Sovereign's Cup and is aiming for a full 100-boat fleet for the 2023 event. The offshore energy company Simply Blue was unveiled as the new sponsor by Sovereign's Cup Director Anthony…
Kinsale YC Commodore Matthias Hellstern, Vice Commodore, Anthony Scannell who takes up the role as Regatta Director for the 2023 Sovereign’s Cup and Hon Sailing Secretary, Michele Kennelly
Kinsale Yacht Club has announced its Vice Commodore Anthony Scannell as the Regatta Director for the 2023 Sovereign’s Cup. The regatta will take place from 21st to 24th June 2023. "The club is very much looking forward to returning to…
Miss Sally Anne Baggy II aerial shot
Kinsale RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was launched on Friday afternoon (25 June) to help an injured sailor on a racing yacht competing in the Sovereign’s Cup. Volunteers were paged before 2pm following a report to the Irish Coast Guard that a…
Kinsale Yacht Club's John Twomey sailing the Blazer 23 Shillelagh was the overall winner after five races sailed in White Sails 2 ECHO Division
In the popular White Sails ECHO divisions of the Sovereign's Cup, James Matthews Jeanneau 49 Sun Odyssey Fiscala of the host club took the honours from Graham Vickers in the Elan 37 Capella in Class One. Frank Caul's Grand Soleil 37 Prince of Tides…
Mike and Ritchie Evans’s ‘Snapshot’ from Howth is the winner of the Sovereigns Cup 2021 at the Kinsale Yacht Club, sponsored by O’Leary Insurance Group. Pictured are the crew with Anthony O’Leary, O’Leary Insurance Group; Mike Walsh, Commodore Kinsale Yacht Club and Regatta director Anthony O’Neill.
It took steady nerves among the Kinsale Yacht Club officer board and Anthony O'Neill and his Sovereigns Cup Organising Committee to keep to their carefully planned staging of the biennial Sovereigns Cup 2021, continuing a 1995-founded pillar event of Irish…
Bob Rendell's brand new Samatom Grand Soleil 44 is the Coastal Dvision winner of the Sovereisgn's Cup
Bob Rendell's brand new Samatom Grand Soleil 44 has proved fast straight out of the box by winning the O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup Regatta Coastal Divison at the first attempt. The 17-strong division featured was the biggest of the Cup with…
David Lane in the J/24 YaGottaWanna
The overnight leader was ousted from the top spot in IRC Division Three today in the final race of the O'Leary Insurance Sovereign's Cup. David Lane in the J/24 YaGottaWanna overtook rival and club mate Royal Cork Quarter Tonner Supernova (Dave O Regan & Denise Phelan &…
Royal Cork's Olson 30 Coracle VI (Kieran Collins) the overall title in IRC Two of the Sovereign's Cup
Two final race wins in round the cans racing on the final day of the O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup has given Royal Cork's Olson 30 Coracle VI (Kieran Collins) the overall title in IRC Two. Just a single point separated overnight leader…
The Howth Evans brothers confirmed their win with a 1 and a 3 in the final round the cans racing in 13-20 knots of offshore breeze off Kinsale Harbour today
With three race wins and six results in the top three, there was never any doubting the speed of Mike and Richard Evans debutante J/99 that has won the O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup IRC One overall by a convincing margin of nine points. Fast…
Sailmaker Barry Hayes at the UK Sails loft in Crossahven repairing sails in time for tomorrow's final races of the 2021 Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale
After a comparatively windy penultimate day at the O'Leary Insurance Sovereign's Cup today and the final races of the series due to start on Saturday morning, another race is on at UK Sailmakers Ireland tonight to repair sails in time for…
David Kelly's Half Tonner King One, with Cork's Rob O'Leary as tactician, leads Class IRC of the Sovereign's Cup
Just a single point separates leader David Kelly's Half Tonner King One from Royal Cork Olson 30 Coracle VI (Kieran Collins) in IRC Division Two going into the final day of racing at the O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup Regatta on Saturday. Races five and…
Jump Juice (Conor Phelan) takes the Committee Boat end of the start of the third race of the coastal fleet of the 2021 Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale. The custom Ker 37 from Royal Cork leads the largest fleet of the event overall going into the final race on Saturday
Conor Phelan's Jump Juice from Royal Cork Yacht Club continues to lead the largest division of the O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale after scoring a third in the third race of the coastal series to be one point ahead…
Mike and Richard Evans on the new J99 Snapshot have a ten-point lead in the IRC One Division going into the final day of the Sovereign's Cup Regatta
After six races sailed and one discard applied, Howth Yacht Club boats dominate the Class One podium of the O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup in Kinsale.  An excellent 1 and a 2 for ICRA Commodore Richard Colwell in today's races saw the…

Sovereign's Cup 2023

The dates for the 2021 edition of Kinsale Yacht Club's Sovereign's Cup is: 21–24 June 2023


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