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Byrne's Jaguar Leads Three Way Points Tie in Dragon Sovereign's Cup Battle

26th June 2019
Martin Byrne's Jaguar Sailing Team (201) from the Royal St George YC leads the Dragon fleet at the Sovereign's Cup Martin Byrne's Jaguar Sailing Team (201) from the Royal St George YC leads the Dragon fleet at the Sovereign's Cup Photo: Bob Bateman

Day One - A three-way tie on four points overall makes it tight at the top of a 16-boat Dragon fleet competing at its first-ever showing in the O'Leary Life sponsored Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale. 

After two races sailed, Martin Byrne's Jaguar Sailing Team (201) leads by dint of his second race victory this afternoon but Kinsale Yacht Club's own 'Little Fella' (Good/Kingston/ Furney) is second and Byrne's Royal St George YC clubmate Peter Bowring sailing Phantom lies third.

The next three boats are also tied on points. 

The Kinsale event doubles as the Irish National Dragon Championships in a build up to Kinsale Yacht Club's staging of the Dragon Gold Cup in September 2020.

Somewhat unusual easterly breezes for Kinsale and a lumpy sea with 16-knots provided Principal Race Officer Jack Roy with testing conditions for day one of the Cup across three courses.

Racing is scheduled to continue tomorrow morning at the Cup but easterly winds are forecast as gusting as high as 40 knots.

Sovereigns Cup dragons1Cameron Goods Little Fella is second overall

Results are here. All provisional and subject to protest.

Scroll down for photo gallery from Day One of the Sovereigns' Cup Dragon action by Bob Bateman below

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Published in Sovereign's Cup, Dragon

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