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Howth Yacht Club J/Boats Dominate Class One of the Sovereign's Cup IRC Leaderboard

25th June 2021
Mike and Richard Evans on the new J99 Snapshot have a ten-point lead in the IRC One Division going into the final day of the Sovereign's Cup Regatta
Mike and Richard Evans on the new J99 Snapshot have a ten-point lead in the IRC One Division going into the final day of the Sovereign's Cup Regatta. Scroll down for Bob Bateman's Photo Day Three Gallery Credit: Bob Bateman

After six races sailed and one discard applied, Howth Yacht Club boats dominate the Class One podium of the O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup in Kinsale. 

An excellent 1 and a 2 for ICRA Commodore Richard Colwell in today's races saw the skipper of J109 Outrajeous make a serious bid to close the points gap on clubmates and overall leader Mike and Richard Evans on the new J99 Snapshot who finishes today on 19 points.

The Evans brothers, sailing with Shane Hughes and Laura Dillon on board, have a healthy ten-point margin going into the final races of the series on Saturday in the 14-boat fleet.

In turn, Colwell has a four-point lead over day one leader Pat Kelly on Storm in third place on 33 points.

Mike and Richard Evans on the new J99 Snapshot lead J109 Outrajeous into the top mark Photo: Bob BatemanMike and Richard Evans on the new J99 Snapshot lead J109 Outrajeous into the top mark Photo: Bob Bateman

J109 Outrajeous (Richard Colwell and John Murphy) hoist Photo: Bob BatemanJ109 Outrajeous (Richard Colwell and John Murphy) hoist Photo: Bob Bateman

Third overall Pat Kelly's J 109 Storm from Rush and Howth Photo: Bob BatemanThird overall Pat Kelly's J 109 Storm from Rush and Howth Photo: Bob Bateman

Finnbarr O'Regan of the host club lies fourth in his new J109 Artful Dodjer and Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Something Else (Brian Hall) lies fifth from the National Yacht Club.

Finnbarr O'Regan J109 Artful Dodjer from KinsaleFinnbarr O'Regan J109 Artful Dodjer from Kinsale Photo: Bob Bateman

J109 Something Else (Brian Hall) lies from the National Yacht ClubJ109 Something Else (Brian Hall) lies from the National Yacht Club Photo: Bob Bateman

Northerly winds of up to 15 to 20 knots. 

An on the water incident led to an ambulance being called to Kinsale Harbour for one Class One boat.

The much smaller custom 1720 Antix Beag is chased by J109s at the top mark Photo: Bob Bateman The much smaller custom 1720 Antix Beag is chased by J109s at the top mark Photo: Bob Bateman

Results here are provisional and subject to protest. 

Day Three Sovereign's Cup Photo Gallery By Bob Bateman 

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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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