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Sovereign's Cup Day 4 (Sat) Photos

29th June 2013
Sovereign's Cup Day 4 (Sat) Photos

#sovscup –Sovereign's Cup final day and the best wine was kept till last! All in all the Sovereign's Regatta turned out to be a great event weather writes writes Claire Bateman.

Scroll down the page for more on the water photos from Bob Bateman in today's closing races of the 2013 Kinsale's Sovereign's Cup.

Perhaps a little light on the first day for some and perhaps a little heavy on day three some others but on the marina this morning before racing crews were busy putting on the Factor 50 as they busied themselves getting the boats ready for sea after yesterdays hectic activity.

Speaking with Martin Breen of the much travelled Reflex 38 Lynx with his Discover Ireland livery, he said that he had been to Scotland, had done the D to D and the the ICRAs in Fenit but Kinsale was the first really good regatta he had been at this year.

Outside the harbour the weather was perfect with sun and 12 to 15 kts of breeze.

Classes 0 and 1 who were on the Round the cans course were given a joint start but it took a second attempt under a Z flag to get them going with a long beat to Black Head.

Classes 2 and 3 were on the windward/leeward course much further out to sea and the 1720s whose starts were an hour before everyone else each day were in Bullen Bay as usual.

In the first race when they got to the wind mark the first kite to pop was a red one with Nin O'Leary on the helm back in his winning way after two losing two races yesterday when the back stay broke on the O'Shea–Durcan entered T-Bone.

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