#sovereignscup – With entries for the Covestone Asset Management Sovereign's Cup 2013, scheduled to take place from 26th to 29th June, well ahead of expectations, a number of highly regarded "rocket-ships" have already declared their intentions of setting the pace next June in the waters off Kinsale. UK-based entries feature prominently, together with a very healthy level of registration from the domestic IRC and White Sail fleets is sure to make this year's Sovereign's Cup a great success. The addition of the 1720 and Quarter Ton Fleets competing for their European and National Championships respectively will ensure a vibrant atmosphere both ashore and afloat.
A number of the entries received to date have registered their interest in and are already eyeing up the 'Triple Crown' Trophy. This novel trophy will be awarded to the boat that achieves the lowest points aggregate score under IRC from results obtained in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, the ICRA National Championships and the Sovereign's Cup. Regatta Director Mike Walsh, is delighted to recognise the significant effort and commitment of Skippers and their crews who take part in these events and is thrilled this novel trophy is generating such interest.
Consistent with previous events, entries for this year's Sovereign's Cup will be limited to 100 boats.
Some names and stats that caught our eye among those already entered for the Covestone Sovereign's Cup to date are:
Keronimo - Overall Top Boat 2012 Brewin Dolphin Commodores Cup, Winner Class 1A 2011 Fastnet Race.
Impetuous - 2012 Class 1 ICRA National Champion, Winner 2012 Cork Week, Winner 2012 Corby Week.
Storm II - 2011 Class 1 ICRA National Champion, and too many other titles to mention!
Anchor Challenge- Irish Quarter Ton Champion – 2009, Quarter Ton Cup Winner 2009.
Wet n Ready – 1720 Supremo- Anthony O'Leary.
'EOS' Winner of the Portcullis Trophy at Sovereign's Cup 2011.