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Six Wins from Six Races for Greystones 'Eleuthera' in Sovereign's Cup Class Zero

29th June 2019
Frank Whelan's winning Grand Soleil 44 'Eleuthera' - With an enviable string of all race wins in the four-day O’Leary Life Sovereign’s Cup, Eleuthera from Greystones Sailing Club took the overall trophy at Kinsale Yacht Club on Saturday night as the best boat performing under the international IRC rating system Frank Whelan's winning Grand Soleil 44 'Eleuthera' - With an enviable string of all race wins in the four-day O’Leary Life Sovereign’s Cup, Eleuthera from Greystones Sailing Club took the overall trophy at Kinsale Yacht Club on Saturday night as the best boat performing under the international IRC rating system Photo: Bob Bateman

With five wins from five races and discarding a first place in her overall score tally, the Greystones Sailing Club's Grand Soleil 44 'Eleuthera' made a clean sweep of Class Zero of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale today.  

It marks a successful return to the south coast for Frank Whelan's County Wicklow campaign that won the Cork Week crown in Cork Harbour in 2018.

Second overall was Conor Phelan's Jump Juice from Royal Cork on eight points. Denis & Anne Marie Murphy's Nieulargo, a Grand Soleil 40 was third. 

Jump Juice Conor PhelanThe Ker 36.7 Jump Juice Conor Phelan Photo: Bob Bateman

The result chimes with Afloat's pre-regatta prediction here

See full overall results here and read WM Nixon's review of the 2019 Sovereign's Cup here.

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