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Upsets to the Pecking Order after First Day of the Sovereign's Cup

23rd June 2011
Upsets to the Pecking Order after First Day of the Sovereign's Cup

Recently crowned National champion Anthony O'Leary had to be content with second in yesterday's coastal course of the Sovereign's Cup when Neil White's Independent Bear bested the Royal Cork champion in the opening race of the four day regatta. Ten boats are competing in Class Zero.


Gloves Off, third in Class Zero. Photo: Bob Bateman

Waterford Harbour's Shane Statham leads Cruiser TwoI IRC after the first two windward-leeward races. The opening races were sailed in 12-15 knot perfect north-westerly breezes allowing the Kinsale event to live up to its pre-event billing as the south coast's biggest and best sailing event of 2011. 23 boats are competing in Class two.


Tight racing with the J109s. Photo: Bob Bateman

In Class One, last weekend's Irish Cruiser Racing Association champion, Pat Kelly's J109 Storm from Howth, ended in fifth place. Rival Cork sistership Jelly Baby took the honours. 21 are competing.


Quarter ton action. Photo: Bob Bateman

In Class 3 IRC (the Quarter ton Class) Eamonn Rohan's Anchor Challenge has the lead from Aguilla (Rob Gray) with Tiger (Kenefick/Kenefick/O'Brien) now third. Racing continues this morning and continues through til Saturday. 12 are competing.


Provisional (overall) results after day one – Class 0 IRC (Coastal): 1st Independent Bear (N White); 2nd Antix; 3rd Gloves Off (K Twomey).

Class 1 IRC (Coastal): 1st Jelly Baby (Nagle and O'Mahony); 2nd EOS (Dave Scott); 3rd Jetstream (Redden Bros). Class 2 IRC: 1st Slack Alice (Shane Strattan); 2nd Yanks $ Francs (Vinnie O'Shea); 3rd White Mischief (Timothy Goodbody).

Class 3 IRC (Quarter ton Class): 1st Anchor Challenge (Eamonn Rohan); 2nd Aguilla (Rob Gray); 3rd Tiger (Kenefick/Kenefick/O'Brien).

Class 5 IRC: 1st. Samba (John and Pat Downing) 2nd Orna (Philip Dilworth). 3rd. VSOP: (Donal McCarthy).

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