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Kinsale Paralympian Scores in First Day of Sovereign's Cup

27th June 2013
Kinsale Paralympian Scores in First Day of Sovereign's Cup

#sovs cup – Local Paralympian, John Twomey laid down a marker after the first day of racing at the Sovereign's Cup in Kinsale, County Cork yesterday. The ten times paralympian is in training for the IFDS world disabled sailing championship to be held at this venue in August and leads the class three fleet having swept the boards with two first place finishes on day one. Jamie Bergin and Brendan Foley are lying second after day one with 5 points.

Today is the second day of racing in the four day biennial cup.

British visitor Impetuous was first out of the starting blocks and shot to the top of the leader board of class zero. This result combined with their third place finish in race two leaves Richard Filde's Corby 37 in joint first position at the end of day one.

Keronimo the English Ker 40 was first over the finish line and ended up with a respectable 4th on corrected time in the first race. Andy William's boat produced a podium finish in the second race to leave him lying in third place overall. Kieran Twomey's Gloves off is keeping the home flags flying in joint first place with two second places.

RIYC Visitor Leslie Parnell finished in first place in race one in class 1 on his First 34.7 Black Velvet- Dublin Boats dominated the first three places in race 1.

The second race saw RCYC's D-Tox taking the honours with John Maybury's J109 Joker 2 taking 2nd place leaving him in 2nd Place overall. Black Velvet finished 7th in the second race leaving them in third place at the end of the days racing.

EOS is the leading local boat lying 4th overall. This 16 boat fleet looks to be setting itself up for some close competition over the coming days.

Waterford's Shane Statham sailing Slack Alice is top of the leader board in class 2 with 9 points after two races. Three boats , Sunburn , Cavatina and Alpaca are lying joint second with 10 points . Bad Company and the Main4 are providing stiff competition only a point behind.

Cork Olympian Peter O Leary and Ben Cook each had a 1st and a 3rd for the first two races. Tom Durcans' T- Bone scored two 2nds to leave three boats sharing 4 points on the 1720 European Championship after the first two races . Three times Sovereign Cup winner Anthony O Leary was not letting the Kids get away with it . He pulled a bullet out of the hat in race three leaving him in touch with the leaders and was lying a respectable 4th with 11 points after 3 races.

Sam Laidlow's Aquila opened his account with a bullet in the first of the ¼ Tonner National Championship. Cote helmed by Rob Grey finished 2nd in race 1 but with a bullet in race 2 shared the top place with Sam Laidlow after two races. Aquila continued their winning ways in race three leaving them clear leaders with 4 points after day one.

OD Donal Hayes sent the Gentlemen's class of white sailors class 1 on a two and a half hour cruise around Kinsale harbour . Howth visitor Bite the Bullet helmed by Colm Bermingham leads this fleet after the first day . RCYC's Loch Greine is lying second with Welsh visitors Rodney of Aberaeron claiming a respectable 3rd. Best of the local fleet in this class was Dave O' Sullivan's Cimmaron VI.

Saoirse , Guinness Khan and Loa Zur took the spoils in Class two.

Full day one results here.

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