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Sovereign's Cup Coastal Fleet Will Be Biggest of Kinsale Yacht Club's Race Week

20th June 2021
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle winner Nieulargo (Denis and Annamarie Murphy of Royal Cork) will be in action again this week in the Sovereign's Cup coastal class
Dun Laoghaire to Dingle winner Nieulargo (Denis and Annamarie Murphy of Royal Cork) will be in action again this week in the Sovereign's Cup coastal class Credit: Bob Bateman

The coastal fleet is the largest of the four fleets totalling 62 boats that will take to the water on Wednesday for the 2021 O'Leary Insurance Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale.

Recent Dun Laoghaire to Dingle winner Nieulargo will battle again with D2D runner up, Freya as well as other D2D contestants Samatom, Searcher, Hot Cookie. Conor Phelan's Jump Juice completes the fleet.

Conor Phelan's Jump JuiceConor Phelan's Jump Juice Photo: Bob Bateman

As Afloat previously reported, the J109's look set to spend the four days battling it out in Class 1. Finbarr O'Regan's Artful Dodjer is new to this fleet and had a very strong D2D race, if not for the penalty incurred at the Tuskar.

Finbarr O'Regan's J109, Artful DodjerFinbarr O'Regan's J109, Artful Dodjer

However, Anthony O'Leary is hoping to cause an upset in his modified 1720, while others such as Altair, Chancer, Alpaca and Ruth are all contenders in this class.

Paul Tingle's X34 AlpacaPaul Tingle's X34 Alpaca

New to Class Two is the J80 of O'Sullivan/O'Regan called No Notions. This has been performing very competitively in KYC club racing. They are up against the Half Tonners and Kieran Collin's Coracle VI.

There are three Quarter Tonners in Class 3 who will take on local boats, Luas, Swift and Toro Loco.

In White Sail 1, James Matthews in his newly acquired Jeanneau 49, Fiscala, is hoping to put his stamp on the division.

White Sail 2 also has a newcomer. The Forde/Good partnership is entering the Ballad of Kilmac, their recent acquisition - an Albin Ballad.

The 2021 Sovereign's Cup Sailing Instructions are now available and downloadable below.


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The dates for the 2021 edition of Kinsale Yacht Club's Sovereign's Cup is: 24–27 June 2021

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