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Howth Evans Brothers Celebrate J/99 Snapshot Success at Sovereign's Cup

26th June 2021
The Howth Evans brothers confirmed their win with a 1 and a 3 in the final round the cans racing in 13-20 knots of offshore breeze off Kinsale Harbour today
Snapshot of success - The Howth Evans brothers confirmed their win with a 1 and a 3 in the final round the cans racing in 13-20 knots of offshore breeze off Kinsale Harbour today. Scroll down for Day Four Sovereign's Cup Photo Gallery By Bob Bateman Credit: Bob Bateman

With three race wins and six results in the top three, there was never any doubting the speed of Mike and Richard Evans debutante J/99 that has won the O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup IRC One overall by a convincing margin of nine points.

Fast straight out of the box, the Howth YC J/99 crew with Shane Hughes of North Sails and ace helm Laura Dillon on board were in top form since Wednesday breaking the J109 stranglehold in some style.

Out of the 14 -competing boats in Class One, ten are J109s that filled all but one of the top six places overall.

The Howth brothers confirmed their win with a 1 and a 3 in the final round the cans racing in 13-20 knots of offshore breeze off Kinsale Harbour today.

Finbarr O'Regan's new Kinsale J/109 Artful Dodjer moved up to second overall on the final day in IRC One of the Sovereign's CupFinbarr O'Regan's new Kinsale J/109 Artful Dodjer moved up to second overall on the final day in IRC One of the Sovereign's Cup Photo: Bob Bateman

A win in the last race was enough for Finbarr O'Regan to move from fourth overall overnight into the runner up position behind the J/99. It's O'Regans' first regatta on his new J-109 Artful Dodjer after his D2D offshore debut earlier this month. The second overall won today secured prevents a Howth 1,2,3 in class one.

A UFD penalty in the last race dropped Richard Colwell and John Murphy's J109 Outrajeous from second to fifth overall on the final day.

First-day leader, Pat Kelly's J109 Storm from Howth and Rush finished third overall. 

Results here are provisional and subject to protest. 

Day Four Sovereign's Cup Photo Gallery By Bob Bateman

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