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Kinsale Yacht Club (KYC) hosts the Sovereigns Cup 2019 from June 26th
Kinsale is known as the Gourmet Capital of Ireland and was recently voted one of the top ten most colourful towns in Ireland so it's entirely appropriate that Kinsale Yacht Club (KYC) has announced that midweek regatta prizes of the Sovereigns…
Conor Doyle’s impressive XP 50 Freya will sail for the honour of the home fleet
Kinsale in the summertime…..If you set out to create the dream harbour as the perfect location for a regatta which captures the essence of the many pleasures of sailing and racing on Ireland’s south coast, then you’d end up with…
1720 racing for European honours returns to Kinsale this June
Sovereigns Cup entries for the 1720 European Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club are well on target for what should be a very competitive and entertaining event this June. Sailing as part of the O'Leary Life Sovereigns Cup from 26 - 29 June,…
Bobby Nash, Sovereigns Cup Regatta Director holding the Michelle Dunne Prix d' Elegance trophy with Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Dave O'Sullivan; Brian Goggin and Hellen Kelly from sponsors O'Leary Life and celebrity chef Martin Shanahan of Kinsale's award-winning Fishy Fishy restaurant pictured at the launch of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club
With almost four months remaining to the start of racing, the fleet entered for the O’Leary Life Sovereign’s Cup regatta already stands at more than 50 boats, an increase of 10 per cent compared to this time in 2017. Organisers…
From June 26-29 Dragons will sail at the Sovereigns Cup
For the first time, Dragons will sail in the Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale this June, even though they have been part of the club for over 20 years. “Yes, it’s surprising that they haven’t been in it before, but they…
There looks like there's going to be another season of great racing in the eight boat Irish Half Tonner fleet this season
Dave Cullen on where the growing vintage Irish Half Tonner fleet is racing this year Last year it was decided in Nieuwpoort to revert to a biennial format for the Half Ton Classic Cup so there is no event this…
Details of the 2019 Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale Yacht Club has been published and entries are now being taken online
The Notice of Race for the 2019 Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale Yacht Club has been published and entries are now being taken online here Sponsored by O’Leary Life the event that runs from 26 – 29 June will provide for very…
The 2019 O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup will from June 26th to 29th  under new Regatta Director, Bobby Nash
Having been headline sponsor for the very successful 2017 edition, O’Leary Life is continuing its sponsorship of Kinsale Yacht Club's Sovereigns Cup. The news comes as the West Cork Club announces the dates for the 2019 event. Running from June 26th to…
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…

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