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Phelan's Jump Juice Leaps into Coastal Division Lead of the Sovereign's Cup

24th June 2021
Conor Phelan's Royal Cork Ker 37 leads the Sovereign's Cup Coastal Division. Scroll down for photo gallery Credit: Bob Bateman

Conor Phelan's Custom Ker 37 Jump Juice has taken the lead of the biggest fleet on the 2021 O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup on day two and now leads the 17-boat coastal division by two points. 

Second overall is overnight leader, Bob Rendell's Samatom, a new Grand Soleil 44 on five points.

Tied on points but in third place due to tie-break rules is local favourite Freya, the Xp50 skippered by Kinsale Yacht Club's Conor Doyle.

"It was a 'Snakes and ladders' type day with quite difficult wind shifts, even up to 180 degrees at times," commented Mark Mansfield, tactician on Samatom. "We're looking forward to the next few days when the wind will be a bit stronger and coming from the north so a bit more normal."

Bob Rendell's Samatom, a new Grand Soleil 44 from HowthBob Rendell's Samatom, a new Grand Soleil 44 from Howth Photo: Bob Bateman

The 17-strong division features some of the biggest yachts in the event.

As regular Afloat readers will know, first, second (joint) and third from this month's Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race are sailing in the Sovereign's coastal fleet.

Freya, the Xp50 skippered by Kinsale Yacht Club's Conor Doyle Photo: Bob BatemanFreya, the Xp50 skippered by Kinsale Yacht Club's Conor Doyle Photo: Bob Bateman

Aboard overall leader "Jump Juice" with "Samatom" to windward after rounding "Black Tom" mark in Courmacsherry Bay Photo: Maurice O'ConnellAboard overall leader "Jump Juice" with "Samatom" to windward after rounding "Black Tom" mark in Courmacsherry Bay Photo: Maurice O'Connell

Results here are provisional and subject to protest. 

Day Two Sovereign's Cup Photo Gallery By Bob Bateman 

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