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ICRA Winner 'Quest' to Contest Kinsale's Sovereign's Cup

20th June 2013
Jump Juice will be sailing in next week's Sovereign's Cup Photo: Bob Bateman
ICRA Winner 'Quest' to Contest Kinsale's Sovereign's Cup

#sovscup –The tenth edition of Kinsale Yacht Club's biennial Sovereign's Cup gets under way next week with a very healthy entry list of 90-boats. (Scroll down the page for the full entry list). The recent reopening of Kinsale Yacht Club after extensive renovations creates a fitting venue to celebrate the tenth birthday of this most popular event. The warm welcome, competitive racing in what are some of Irelands most beautiful sailing waters, along with the very social atmosphere ashore characterise Sovereign's Cup and have made it the success it is over the last ten years.
The 90-boats registered to date are spread across 16 classes with a healthy sprinkle of talent from both at home and overseas racing in each division. The regatta will be sailed across four different courses. The windward/leeward course will be managed by Alan Crosbie with Jack Roy shepherding the round the cans course. Peter Crowley has his hands full with both the 1720 and Quarter ton classes and Donal Hayes is looking after the White Sail division.
Class Zero has an impressive line-up of 8 boats, primarily made up of custom IRC boats from around the Irish coast and the UK. Entering for the first time is the Ker 40 "Keronimo" which will no doubt put it up to regatta stalwarts such as Jump Juice, Dark Angle and Impetuous. Class 1 has 17 entries in what is a very tight class band. The majority of boats range from 34 to 36 feet. Travelling through the water at similar speeds, there are sure to be plenty of traffic management issues. An impressive six J109's line up in class one. In light of this Regatta Director Mike Walsh has elected to make them a class within a class and award prizes to the top three scoring boats under IRC.
This year sees the return of the Quarter ton fleet for what will be their third class start at Sovereign's Cup. The fleet is made of the who's who of the class from both at home and the UK. Rob Gray, class winner in 2011 returns with a "new" boat "Cote". Other notable Solent raiders are making the journey with recently crowned ICRA National Champion Quest along with Diarmuid Foley's beautiful Anchor Challenge leading the Irish charge.
Racing on the same course as the Quarter Tonners are the 1720's who hold their European Championships as an integral part of this year's Sovereign's Cup. The class last sailed in Sovereign's Cup in 1997, when the class trophy and indeed the overall award, the Sovereign's Cup was awarded to the Anthony O'Leary. The 16 boats entered so far this year are packed previous National and European Champions. As with so many other classes this year, anyone could win this class making one to keep a close eye on as the regatta progresses.
Regatta director Mike Walsh looks forward to extending a warm welcome to all competitors next week. "The scene is set for a successful four days racing afloat and four nights fun ashore. The Child of Prague has been dusted down and early indicators are that we will get some good weather. I look forward to what will hopefully be a great regatta".

Yacht Name

Sail No

Yacht Type



Loch Greine IRL1033 Hanse 311 White Sails IRC RCYC
Dark Angel GBR8833 Dubois 37 IRC / Echo SYC
Guinness Kann IRL2840 GK 24 White Sails IRC KYC
Jonah GBR3768 Beneteau First 35 White Sail CBYC
Indecision IRL9898 J109 IRC / Echo RIYC
Meridian IRL4076 Salona 45 IRC / Echo KYC
Objection! IRL4004 Sun Odyssey 35 White Sail KYC & MBSC
Rhythm IRL5639 Trapper 28 White Sail GYC
Merlin 1730 1720 1720 CBYC
30 Something IRL3007 First 31.7 IRC / Echo RStGYC
Storm IRL1141 J109 IRC / Echo HYC & RSC
Wet N Ready 1843 1720 1720 RCYC
Anchor Challenge IRL3087 Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner RCYC
Adrenalin IRL1348 A35 IRC / Echo NYC
Wahoo IRL1750 1720 1720 RCYC
Godot IRL4475 Dufour 44 IRC / Echo KYC
Maverick GBR5369 Half Tonner IRC / Echo PHYC
Bite the Bullet IRL3335C Elan 333 White Sails IRC HYC
Dux IRL988 X302 IRC / Echo HYC
Black Velvet IRL3471 First 34.7 IRC / Echo RIYC
Cosmic GBR1771L 1720 1720 RYA
Rodmar of Aberaeron GBR7334R Westerly Fulmar IRC / Echo AYC & NQYC
Keronimo GBR6889R Ker 40 IRC / Echo RWYC & SSC
Cimarron VI IRL6006 Beneteau 423 White Sail KYC
Lisador IRL1295 Dehler 36 IRC / Echo GSC
Slack Alice IRL4170 GK Westerly IRC / Echo WHSC
Illes Pitituses IRL1392 Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner CSC
Sunburn IRL1132 Sunfast 32 IRC / Echo HYC
Impetuous GBR7737R Corby 37 IRC / Echo SCYC
Aguila GBR8414R Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner -
Ragtime IRL109 GK24 White Sail KYC
Smile & Wave IRL1722 1720 1720 BSC
Gringo IRL7778 A35 IRC / Echo NYC
Loa Zour IRL3172 Bavaria 39 White Sail KYC
Joker 2 IRL1206 J109 IRC / Echo RIYC
Bon Exemple GBR8923R Xp33 IRC / Echo RIYC
Illegal Immigrant GBR501 Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner RTYC
Saoirse GK149 Westerly GK IRC / Echo KYC
Wavetrain IRL1477 Channel 28 IRC / Echo RStGYC
Jaws Seachange Now IRL1183 J24 IRC / Echo DBSC, LRYC, RstGYC & RIYC
Graduate FRA079 J80 IRC / Echo RIYC
Roxstar GBR8038R XP38i IRC / Echo CCC
Spiced Beef IRL1808 1720 1720 BSC
Alpaca IRL2506 Corby 25 IRC / Echo RCYC
Dexterity IRL3323 X332 IRC / Echo FYC
Shilleagh IRL1771 Blazer 23 IRC / Echo KYC
Jump The Gun IRL1129 J109 IRC / Echo RIYC
Jump Juice IRL2007 Ker 37 IRC / Echo RCYC
Aquatack IRL1804 1720 1720 RCYC
Val Kriss IRL3450 First 345 IRC / Echo KYC
Deja Vu GBR1777 1720 1720 BSC
Independent Bear GBR9166 Corby IRC / Echo TSC
Two 2 Tango IRL1785 1720 1720 BSC & MBSC
Gloves Off IRL2003 Corby 38 IRC / Echo RCYC
Bad Company IRL16859 Sunfast 32 IRC / Echo RCYC
Bandit IRL2611 Bolero IRC / Echo RCYC
Flyover IRL4571 Sigma 33 IRC / Echo WHSC
Ricochet GBR1722 1720 1720 TBSC
EOS IRL6695 X362 Sport IRC / Echo KYC
Luv Is IRL4646 Dehler DB1 IRC / Echo KYC
Discover Ireland IRL7386 Reflex 38 IRC / Echo GBSC
Gabser IRL240 Dufour 35 (1978) White Sail HYC
TBA IRL1807 1720 1720 RCYC
Typhoon IRL5597 Castro One Off Custom IRC / Echo KYC
Jelly Baby IRL9609 J109 IRC / Echo RCYC
D-Tox IRL13500 X35 IRC / Echo RCYC
Sonas IRL3910 Sun Odyssey 39i White Sail KYC
The Main4 IRL692 First 310 IRC / Echo KYC
Folie a Deux IRL3265 Albin Vega White Sail KYC
Calero IRL2912 Sun Odyssey 32i White Sail KYC
Cote ESP3090 Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner RCYC
Cavatina IRL3861 Granada 38 IRC / Echo RCYC
Joker IRL9388 Sigma 38 IRC / Echo KYC
T-Bone IRL1790 1720 1720 RCYC
Reavra IRL29501 Elan 295 White Sails IRC KYC
Justus IRL2067 J109 IRC / Echo KYC
Chancer IRL1583 Elan 40 IRC / Echo KYC
Sovereign Sailing IRL1782 1720 1720 KYC
TBC TBC 1720 1720 HRSC
Monkey Business IRL6564 Formula 28 mod IRC / Echo WHSC
Endgame IRL3209 A35 IRC / Echo RCYC ICC RYA
Blackfun NZL3311 Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner -
Big Deal IRL3492 Dehler 34 IRC / Echo FYC
Darkside IRL1797 1720 1720 MBSC
Emir Herr IRL1118 Benetau Oceanis White Sail NYC
True Pennance IRL9834 Projection IRC / Echo RCYC
Quest IRL508 Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner RIYC
Cartoon FRA9186 Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner RIYC
Full Bernard GBR1792 1720 1720 HYC
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