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Rendell's Samatom of Howth Seals Sovereign's Cup Coastal Success

26th June 2021
Bob Rendell's brand new Samatom Grand Soleil 44 is the Coastal Dvision winner of the Sovereisgn's Cup
Bob Rendell's brand new Samatom Grand Soleil 44 is the Coastal Dvision winner of the Sovereisgn's Cup. Scroll down for Day Four Sovereign's Cup Photo Gallery By Bob Bateman Credit: Bob Bateman

Bob Rendell's brand new Samatom Grand Soleil 44 has proved fast straight out of the box by winning the O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup Regatta Coastal Divison at the first attempt.

The 17-strong division featured was the biggest of the Cup with some of the biggest yachts including first, second (joint) and third from this month's Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race.

Grand Soleil models took the top two places in the coastal division with Samatom's little sister the Grand Soleil 40, Nieulago finishing up second overall with a final race win today.

Rendell who was the overnight leader after Wednesday's first race but then lost the lead to Conor Phelan's custom Ker 37 Jump Juice after races two and three benefitted from stronger offshore winds for the final race later in the week.

Sailing with Rendell was Olympian Mark Mansfield, the Irish Grand Soleil agent. 

Results here are provisional and subject to protest. 

Day Four Sovereign's Cup Photo Gallery By Bob Bateman

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