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Sailors Are Briefed for 2019 Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club

25th June 2019
The Sovereign's Cup fleet assemble at Kinsale Yacht Club marina The Sovereign's Cup fleet assemble at Kinsale Yacht Club marina Credit: Bob Bateman

The fleet is in and Kinsale Yacht Club fires the first gun of its 2019 O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup tomorrow writes Bob Bateman

Competitors gathered today at the club and a briefing was held in the evening sunshine.

Regatta Director, Bobby Nash is heading up a team that aims to build on the success of previous events both on and off the water. 

The regatta will have a turnout with entries nearing the 100-mark. Afloat previewed the entries and likely winners here

Sovereigns Cup1Nigel Biggs prepares leading Class Two contender Checkmate XVIII

Among the front runners are some of the new national title-holders who won their events at the recent ICRA national championships on Dublin Bay just a fortnight ago.

ICRA overall winner, Anthony Gore-Grimes’ X302 Dux from Howth Yacht Club will be a contender for the Sovereign's Cup that is decided on the international IRC rating system.

Sovereigns Cup1The Outrajeous J109 crew from Howth Yacht Club: Ben Colwell, David Cotter, Richard Caldwell, Mark Mansfield and John Murphy

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Sovereigns Cup1KYC Reception Committee: Ann Kelly, Lady Commodore Elma O’Sullivan and Michelle Kennelly

Sovereigns Cup1Windsor Lauden, Deborah Faherty and Fracnis Ennis

Sovereigns Cup1The Loch Greine crew with Tom and Declan O’Mahony

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Sovereigns Cup1Siobhan Keane Hopcraft and Denis Kieran

Sovereigns Cup1Dragon Skippers: Eamon Timoney, Rue Ferreira, Pat Murphy and Corinna Kiely

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