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Sovereign's Cup Sailing. News and Results from the Kinsale YC Event
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…
Royal Cork Quarter Tonner Supernova (Dave O Regan & Denise Phelan & Tony Donworth) leads Sovereign's Cup IRC Three
In a ding dong battle since Wednesday, Royal Cork Quarter Tonner Supernova (Dave O Regan & Denise Phelan & Tony Donworth) has a single point lead over rival and club mate David Lane in the J/24 YaGottaWanna in the O'Leary Insurance Sovereign's Cup…
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…
Class One racing at the 2021 Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale
Photographer Bob Bateman took to the skies yesterday to capture some of the O'Leary Insurance Group Sovereign's Cup action off Kinsale Harbour. There were more lights breezes and sunshine for the second day two of racing that saw changes across most leaderboards…
Conor Phelan's Custom Ker 37 Jump Juice has taken the lead of the biggest fleet on the 2021 O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup on day two and now leads the 17-boat coastal division by two points.  Second overall is overnight leader, Bob…
Michael and Richard Evans J99 Snapshot from Howth on day two of the Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale
It's all change at the top of the leaderboard in IRC classes One, Two and Three after four races sailed at the Sovereigns' Cup in Kinsale today. The new Howth Yacht Club J99 design of Michael and Richard Evans has outwitted 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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