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Kinsale Yacht Club Announce New Sponsor for Biennial Sovereign's Cup 2023

17th July 2022
Sovereign's Cup Director Anthony Scannell announces the new sponsor Simply Blue & Emerald for the Sovereign's Cup 2023 at the Volvo Cork Week prizegiving
Sovereign's Cup Director Anthony Scannell announces the new sponsor Simply Blue & Emerald for the Sovereign's Cup 2023 at the Volvo Cork Week prizegiving Credit: Bob Bateman

Kinsale Yacht Club has announced a new title sponsor for its biennial Sovereign's Cup and is aiming for a full 100-boat fleet for the 2023 event.

The offshore energy company Simply Blue was unveiled as the new sponsor by Sovereign's Cup Director Anthony Scannell at the Cork Week prizegiving at Royal Cork Yacht Club last Friday.

The full title of the cruiser-racer event is the 'Simply Blue & Emerald Sovereign's Cup 2023', reflecting the energy company's Emerald project on the site of the former Kinsale Gas fields.

Scannell, who was competing on his yacht Hansemer at Cork Week, was appointed Cup director by the West Cork club in May, and signed the new title sponsorship two months later.

"There's great 'harnessing the wind' synergies between Simply Blue and the Sovereign's Cup, so we are delighted to have them on board", Scannell told Afloat.

The regatta will take place from 21st to 24th June 2023.

"The club is very much looking forward to returning to the pre-covid number of entrants," according to KYC Commodore Matthias Hellstern.

The 2023 event will be the 15th edition of the biennial event.

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Sovereign's Cup 2023

The dates for the 2021 edition of Kinsale Yacht Club's Sovereign's Cup is: 21–24 June 2023


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