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Sovereign's Cup Sailing. News and Results from the Kinsale YC Event
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy on duty as Race Officer at June's ICRA National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
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This summer I’ll be wearing two hats – one as President of Irish Sailing, and the other as a Race Official at several events, and a very busy summer it is proving to be writes Jack Roy It’s been a…
The all conquering Fools Gold crew from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club with the 2017 Sovereign's Cup. Straight wins across the series - a string of six bullets - in Class 1 IRC which was the largest division with 16 boats out of the 98-strong fleet meant Rob McConnell’s result was the best score of the event. Pictured (Back row) left to right: Roy Darrer - Helm Stephen McConnell - Bow Rob McConnell - Skipper Aaron Power - Trimmer 2 Dougie Power - Mast  Graham Curran - Trimmer 1  (Front row) left to right: Stephen Ryan - Backup Trimmer Marcella Connolly - Mid-bow Greg Morrisey  - Pit Tom Fitzpatrick -Tactician. Not pictured: Brian Heneghan
Sovereign's Cup
The standout performance of the 2017 O'Leary Life Sovereign’s Cup was Rob McConnell’s Fool’s Gold, with a string of six bullets in a Class 1 IRC fleet jam-packed with top-notch racers and no less than eleven J109s writes Peadar Murphy.…
Anthony O'Leary's Wet'n'Ready competing in today's final races of the 1720 European Championships staged as part of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale. Scroll down for more photos
Sovereign's Cup
After yesterday's cancellations due to strong winds, 2017's O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup concluded in fine style off Kinsale today. Bob Bateman captured the final races for Afloat.ie. See the gallery below.  
The third day of racing has been cancelled in Kinsale today
Sovereign's Cup
Difficulty in anchoring Sovereign's Cup Commitee Boats in a large Atlantic swell has been given for the postponement of today's racing off Kinsale.  Racing for the 98–boat fleet is scheduled again for tomorrow (Saturday) for the final day of 2017…
Great racing in great conditions for the second day of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale today
Sovereign's Cup
The halfway stage of the O’Leary Life Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club was marked by perfect sailing conditions today with the 98-strong fleet revelling in the steadily building breeze that topped out with 25 knot gusts and brilliant sunshine…
A class two start on day two of the O'Leary Life Sovereigns Cup off Kinsale. Scroll down for photo gallery
Sovereign's Cup
There were ideal sailing conditions off Kinsale today for the second day of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup.  Medium to heavy winds and sunshine delivered another racing programme, mostly incident-free. A turnout of 98 boats from around Ireland and further…
In winning form, Rob McConnell's Fools Gold from WHSC is in the lead of Class One at the Sovereign's Cup
Sovereign's Cup
Rob McConnell’s Fool’s Gold from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club won both races of the first day of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup in Division One, the largest fleet in the event with 18 entries, a result only matched elsewhere in…
O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup sailing off Kinsale today. Scroll down for more images
Sovereign's Cup
Sunsine and wind greeted competitors for the first day of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup today off Kinsale. A fleet of approximately 100 boats are in Kinsale for the four day regatta that started this afternoon. Scroll down for our…
Who will win the Sovereign's Cup 2017 – Check out our class predictions below
Sovereign's Cup
With about 100–boats entered for the first races of O'Leary Life & Pensions Sovereigns Cup this afternoon, there are plenty of good boats capable of winning in each class in Kinsale's biennial Grand Prix Regatta. Sticking its neck out, here…
Racing at KYC's Bertoletti Trophy Race last night in Kinsale. Scroll down for Bob Bateman's photo gallery
Kinsale
Kinsale Yacht Club's postponed Bertoletti Trophy Race – staged annually in memory of club steward Mario Bertoletti – was held last night, ideal timing for a last minute tune–up before Kinsale's big event of the the season, the O'Leary Life…
A beautiful sight for the sea-battered mariner. Hospitable Kinsale and its marina opens to view as you sail in past the forts
W M Nixon
The people of Ireland – sailors and farmers alike - are gasping for a bit of real summer. But with Met Eireann predicting that next week will be favourable for hay-making, there’s a dilemma for grassland farmers who like a…
South Coast cruiser-racer Slack Alice competing in big seas of Kinsale
Sovereign's Cup
The biennial O’Leary Life & Pensions Sovereigns Cup to be sailed at Kinsale on June 21st has extended today’s entry deadline until next week. Regatta organiser Mike Walsh has confirmed a 91–boat entry so far for the popular four–day south coast…
Anthony O’Leary, Managing Director O’Leary Insurance Group, Ronan Goggin Managing Director O’Leary Life, Mike Walsh O’Leary Life - Sovereigns Cup Regatta Director, Dave Sullivan Vice Commodore Kinsale Yacht Club & Brian Goggin Director O’Leary Life
Sovereign's Cup
A new Kinsale Yacht Club award is to be presented at next month's O’Leary Life Sovereigns Cup 2017 will be a 'Family Boat Award'. As Afloat.ie reported yesterday, the brainchild of the title sponsors, O’Leary Life, the award will be…
1720s will race for Euro honours as part of June's Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale
Sovereign's Cup
A new 'Family Boat Award' will be presented to the best placed boat with two or more direct family members sailing on board at June's Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale.  Kinsale Yacht Club Regatta Director Mike Walsh, announcing the award said…
Two Cork Harbour Clubs have combined efforts to promote cruiser racing in the harbour this Summer
Cork Harbour
Monkstown Bay and Cove Sailing Clubs have agreed a joint cruiser racing programme for this season which will set a new course in Cork harbour sailing, writes Afloat's Tom MacSweeney in the Evening Echo. The neighbouring clubs have been in…
Tight racing at the 2015 Sovereign's Cup - The first gun for the biennial cup will have an afternoon start in June
Sovereign's Cup
The Sovereign’s Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club will have an afternoon start for all cruiser–racer fleets on the first day of racing on June 21st. The first gun for the biennial cup has been pushed back to 1355hrs to make…

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