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Three Quarters of Entries for Sovereign's Cup 2013 are Visitors to Kinsale

28th March 2013
Three Quarters of Entries for Sovereign's Cup 2013 are Visitors to Kinsale

With just three months to go to the Covestone Asset Management Sovereign's Cup 2013, the first listing of registered entrants has just been published and features an impressive 45 entries covering the full spectrum of yacht racing - from stripped out carbon fibre thoroughbreds through to those of more leisurely racing ambitions in the White Sail Class.

The list of entrants (registered to 27th March) can be viewed below.

Regatta Director Mike Walsh expressed his delight with the early response. 'We are well ahead in terms of fully paid up registrations on where previous Sovereign's Cups would have been at this stage'.
'Almost 25% of our entries are travelling to the event from clubs in the UK.
Looking at current registrations as a whole at the moment, over 75% of the entries are visiting competitors, which demonstrates that the Covestone Sovereign's Cup provides a highly attractive offering to those travelling to Kinsale – both on and off the water ", noted Walsh.
The 1720 class will be holding their European Championships as part of the Sovereign's Cup, and six of these dynamic 26 footers are already signed up. Seasoned followers of the 1720 class will no doubt be intrigued by the father-son duel that's in store between sailing supremo Anthony O'Leary and Olympic veteran Peter. According to the Regatta Director, "the set up in Kinsale is excellent for the 1720 fleet with easy craneage into the water and convenient free parking for the trailers while the boats are afloat."
The Quarter Ton Cup will also be held as part of the Covestone Sovereign's Cup, and a number of visitors from the UK have already signed up. Some potent performers are on their way such as Aguila, winner of the Quarter Ton trophy two years ago, Anchor Challenge, winner in 2009 and third in 2012, while Illes Pitituses was nominated for ICRA Boat of the Year in 2012. With the likes of that competition, it's no wonder that there is confirmed interest and intent to enter from a number of other Quarter Ton owners in Dun Laoghaire, Howth and the Solent.
While the Covestone Sovereign's Cup 2013 will continue to deliver the special atmosphere of the nine previous events, with its intimate and friendly setting of the Kinsale Yacht Club and surrounding town and harbour, visitors this year will enjoy the benefits of the major development works underway on the clubhouse. Much improved changing room and showering facilities will be available on the ground floor, while an extended sun deck will tempt those wishing to drink in the sun while downing the finest from the Club's welcoming bar staff.

Yacht Name

Sail No

Yacht Type



30 Something IRL3007 Beneteau First 31.7 IRC / Echo RStGYC
Adrenalin IRL1348 A35 IRC / Echo NYC
Aguila GBR8414R Quarter Ton Quarter Ton -
Alpaca IRL2506 Corby 25 IRC / Echo RCYC
Anchor Challenge IRL3087 Quarter Ton Quarter Ton RCYC
Bite the Bullet IRL3335C Elan 333 White Sails IRC HYC
Black Velvet IRL3471 First 34.7 IRC / Echo RIYC
Cimarron VI IRL6006 Beneteau 423 White Sail KYC
Cosmic GBR1771L 1720 1720 RYA
Dark Angel GBR8833 Dubois 37 IRC / Echo SYC
Dux IRL988 X302 IRC / Echo HYC
Godot IRL4475 Dufour 44 IRC / Echo KYC
Graduate FRA079 J80 IRC / Echo RIYC
Gringo IRL7778 A35 IRC / Echo NYC
Guinness Kann IRL2840 GK 24 IRC / Echo KYC
Illegal Immigrant GBR501 Quarter Ton Quarter Ton RTYC
Illes Pitituses IRL1392 Quarter Ton Quarter Ton CSC
Impetuous GBR7737R Corby 37 IRC / Echo SCYC
Indecision IRL9898 J109 IRC / Echo RIYC
Jaws Seachange Now IRL1183 J24 IRC / Echo DBSC, LRYC, RstGYC & RIYC
Joker 2 IRL1206 J109 IRC / Echo RIYC
Jonah GBR3768 Beneteau First 35 White Sail CBYC
Keronimo GBR6889R Ker 40 IRC / Echo RWYC & SSC
Lisador IRL1295 Dehler 36 IRC / Echo GSC
Loa Zour IRL3172 Mono Hull White Sail KYC
Loch Greine IRL1033 Hanse 311 White Sails IRC RCYC
Luv Is IRL4646 Dehler DB1 IRC / Echo KYC
Maverick GBR5369 Half Tonner IRC / Echo PHYC
Meridian IRL4076 Salona 45 IRC / Echo KYC
Merlin 1730 1720 1720 CBYC
Objection! IRL4004 Sun Odyssey 35 White Sail KYC & MBSC
Ragtime IRL109 GK24 White Sail KYC
Rhythm IRL5639 Trapper 28 White Sail GYC
Rodmar of Aberaeron GBR7334R Westerly Fulmar IRC / Echo AYC & NQYC
Roxstar GBR8038R XP38i IRC / Echo CCC
Saoirse GK149 Westerly GK IRC / Echo KYC
Slack Alice IRL4170 GK Westerly IRC / Echo WHSC
Smile & Wave IRL1722 1720 1720 BSC
Spiced Horse IRL1808 1720 1720 BSC
Storm IRL1141 J109 IRC / Echo HYC & RSC
Sunburn IRL1132 Sunfast 32 IRC / Echo HYC
To be confirmed ("TBC") TBC XP 33 IRC / Echo RIYC
Wahoo IRL1750 1720 1720 RCYC
Wavetrain IRL1477 Channel 28 IRC / Echo RStGYC
Wet N Ready 1843 1720 1720 RCYC
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