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Sovereign's Cup Sailing. News and Results from the Kinsale YC Event
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle winner Nieulargo (Denis and Annamarie Murphy of Royal Cork) will be in action again this week in the Sovereign's Cup coastal class
The coastal fleet is the largest of the four fleets totalling 62 boats that will take to the water on Wednesday for the 2021 O'Leary Insurance Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale. Recent Dun Laoghaire to Dingle winner Nieulargo will battle again…
George Radley's Half Tonner Cortegda from Royal Cork Yacht Club and Cove Sailing Club, pictured above racing in June's Royal Cork League in Cork Harbour is entered for next week's 2021 Sovereign's Cup in Kinsale
Less is more for a quality fleet now gathering for next week's O'Leary Insurance Group Sovereign's Cup, one of the biggest regattas on the 2021 Irish sailing calendar. A fleet of 62 boats will be in action at Kinsale from…
The Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club has confirmed its O'Leary Insurance Group Sovereign's Cup from 23rd to 26th June 2021. "Having considered the recent announcement on the easing of government restrictions and after consulting all stakeholders, we have agreed that we can hold…
ISORA training for June's Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race is expected to begin on May 15th
Worry over if there will be a 2021 sailing season at all has been replaced by hope after the Government outlined its latest path out of COVID-19 last night. There has been overwhelming optimism following the news of the accelerated…
Entry for the 50-boat 2021 Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale  is now over subscribed
The number of entries for June's O'Leary Insurance Group Sovereign's Cup exceeded the target of 50 boats over the weekend. As Afloat reported last month, there was an immediate uptake for the even when entries. The current entry list is…
Richard Colwell and John Murphy's J109 Outrajeous J109 Outrajeous from Howth returns to Kinsale defend the Class IRC Class One Sovereign's Cup title
In less than two weeks since registration opened for the O'Leary Insurance Group Sovereign's Cup 2021, 30 entries were received. The speed at which the entries have come in is best exemplified by Denis and Annamarie Murphy's entry of Nieulargo…
Dublin J109 Outrajeous from Howth competing in the 2019 Sovereign's Cup
Registration is now open for the 2021 O'Leary Insurance Group Sovereigns Cup which will take place 23rd to 26th June in Kinsale Yacht Club, click here to enter online. Participants will sail in Classes 0, 1, 2, Coastal and White…
Class 0 start on the first day of the 2019 Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale
The details of a revised plan for the O'Leary Insurance Group Sovereign's Cup 2021 have been published by Kinsale Yacht Club together with a Notice of Race (NOR). The Notice of Race is downloadable below as a PDF document (2mb) Sovereign's…
Regatta Director Anthony O’Neill holding the Michelle Dunne Prix d'Elegance trophy, KYC Commodore Michael Walsh together with Robert Kennedy & Brian Goggin of the O’Leary Insurance Group
Kinsale Yacht Club is welcoming welcome back the O’Leary Insurance Group as headline sponsors of its Sovereigns Cup 2021. The other major regatta news from Kinsale this week is that Anthony O’Neill has been appointed Regatta Director for next edition.…
Mark rounding on Mayo Sailing Club's X332, X Rated at the Sovereign's Cup
A 'late' West Coast campaign won the prestigious Portcullis Trophy at the Sovereign's Cup for skipper John Gordon and the crew of his X332 X-Rated from Mayo Sailing Club last week. Afloat takes a look at how this 'no rockstar' boat…
Frank Whelan (on the wheel) skipper of Sovereign's Cup winner Eleuthera with six straight firsts
The Greystones-based Grand Soleil 44 Eleuthera (Frank Whelan) is a byword for enthusiasm, both for the dedication of her amateur crew in preparing the boat for the season, and in the way her owner/skipper and his top lieutenants lead them…
The steam engines were participating in a three-day West Cork road run in aid of the RNLI. Scroll down for gallery of images
If Kinsale Port wasn't treated to enough on Saturday with the climax of the 95-boat Sovereign's Cup Regatta at Kinsale Yacht Club, the West Cork Town also had a visit from the Celtic Steam Engine Association writes Bob Bateman. It…
Eleuthera crew celebrate at the Kinsale Yacht club prizegiving. Also pictured are (back left) Sovereign's Cup Race director Bobby Nash, KYC Commodore Dave O'Sullivan (back second left) and Ronan Goggin of sponsors O'Leary Life (back second from right) Scroll down for photo gallery
There was a packed clubhouse at Kinsale Yacht Club for the presentation of O’Leary Life Sovereign’s Cup prizes. Photos by Bob Bateman. As Afloat reported previously, with a superb string of six race wins in the four-day event, Frank Whelan's Eleuthera from…
John Gordon (holding trophy on left) with the 'X-Rated' crew from Mayo Sailing Club
The Sovereign's Cup Portcullis Trophy was awarded to John Gordon’s X-yacht 'X-Rated' from Mayo Sailing Club for the best overall performance under the ECHO handicap system. The X-332 entry won two races in the ECHO division of the Cup's biggest…
Shane Statham's Slack Alice
In the Sovereign's Cup non-spinnaker fleets, Waterford Harbour Sailing Club’s Shane Statham on Slack Alice won the overall White Sails trophy for his straight wins under IRC plus his counterpart victory on ECHO handicap, a feat only managed by Eleuthera…
The Sovereign's Cup Winner 2019 - Eleuthera (Frank Whelan) from Greystones Sailing Club had a clean sweep in Class Zero to lift the overall trophy in Kinsale
Staging a major sailing event which best reflects the spirit of your beloved home port is not a challenge for the faint-hearted writes W M Nixon. When we consider the multiple factors involved in the completion of the complex four-day…

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The dates for the 2021 edition of Kinsale Yacht Club's Sovereign's Cup is: 24–27 June 2021

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