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#sovscup –This morning dawned bright enough but a little bit cloudy at times and there was a smell of wind around writes Claire Bateman. Sure enough, when the yachts poked their noses outside the mouth of the harbour the wind was up to 15-20kts and with a west going stream and a westerly breeze there was a large swell being thrown up. This led to a number of retirals during the day in most fleets and was a game changer in many instances on the scoreboard.

The 1720s tucked neatly into Bullens Bay and in the stronger conditions Peter O'Leary BSC/RCYC had three wins today. However, there I a group of four behind him with only five points separating them. Tome Forester-Coles 29, Anthony O'Leary RCYC 31, Ben Cooke BSC 32 and the O'Shea/Durcan T-Bone RCYC, sailed by Nin O'Leary had a second in the first but carried maximum points in the two subsequent races.

Meanwhile, Classes 0 and 1 were sailing on the windward/leeward course and as they were furthest out to sea got the toughest of the conditions and even the committee boat had difficulty in anchoring. Keronimo had a clean sweep with two wins on the day. Gloves Off RCYC is lying next followed by Impetuous and Jump Juice, RCYC. Jump Juice had two seconds today.

In Class 2 the leader board has changed. Anthony Gore-Grimes in Dux is on 13 points but Leonard Donnery RCYC sailing Cavatina is just one point adrift and the Waterford raider Shane Statham ln Slack Alice lies third with 16 points . Desmond/Ivers/Deasy RCYC are on 22 points but Paul and Deirdre Tingle RCYC, still coming to grips with their new Corby 25, can be very satisfied today with a fifth and sixth bringing them to 25 points.

In Class 3 John Twomey continues on his merry winning streak clocking up his sixth win out of six races with Bandit and An t-Oileanach of RCYC lying 3rd and 4th respectively.

A report today erroneously stated that not one National Champion from the ICRA Nationals at Fenit was sailing at Kinsale in the Sovereign's Cup. This is incorrect as Anthony O'Leary RCYC who won his Class at Fenit preferred to sail his 1720 in the European Championships at the Sovereign's Cup as also did Barry Cunningham RIYC who won his class in Quest at Fenit and is sailing in the Quarter Ton Class at Kinsale.

Kinsale Yacht Club, Covestone Asset Management and the weather have all combined to produce an outstanding event that will conclude tomorrow (Sat) with two final races.

More wind and a bigger sea for the penultimate day of Kinsale's Sovereign's Cup. Scroll down for Bob Bateman's photos below:

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#sovscup –Scroll down the page for images from today's day two, the halfway stage, of the Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club shot by Afloat's Bob Bateman.  

The Sovereign's Cup was established in 1995 and this year marks the 10th staging of this popular south coast cruiser regatta. The biennial event attracted  93 boats from all over Ireland and the UK to compete for the prestigious Sovereign's Cup for best all round score in IRC and The Portcullis Trophy for best progressive handicap.

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#sovscup – RCYC's O'Leary clan continued to carve their way to the top of the 1720 European Championships table with six of the scheduled races completed. Nicholas, onboard T-Bone enjoyed a second and two bullets in today's racing held as part of the Covestone Asset Management Sovereign's Cup. T-Bone now enjoys a six point lead overall over Spiced Beef, with brothers Peter and Robert O'Leary onboard, which found today's shifty wind in Bullen Bay less to its taste. Baltimore-based Ben Cooke on Smile and Wave continues to keep the top two honest in third, just a further point adrift, while Anthony O'Leary, lies waiting in fourth should his sons slip up in the remaining races.

Kinsale Yacht Club's Sovereign's Cup passed the halfway point with a mid-event prizegiving at the newly renovated Kinsale Yacht Club.
In the Quarter Ton Cup, the competition continues apace amongst the 8-boat fleet. Rob Laidlaw in Aquila appears at this stage to marginally have the upper hand over Rob Gray's all-black Cote, scoring two bullets and a second to Gray's two seconds and a first. There's not much in it though, with the final race today being decided by a mere seven seconds. William McNeill's Illegal Immigrant lies in third overall after three third place finishes, and likewise Tony Hayward's Black Fun was remarkably consistent notching up three fourths today, to lie in fourth place overall. However, the smart money at this stage would be on Laidlaw or Gray to lift the trophy.
In White Sail Class 1, KYC's Dave O'Sullivan in Cimarron VI and Christine Willis in Rodmar of Aberaeron are tied on points at the top of the table, with the O'Mahony clan on Loch Greine just a further point behind. However, with Emir Herr winning today's race, and the overall scores reasonably close, it is all to play for yet in this fleet. In IRC, Rodmar of Aberaeron leads by a single point from Colm Bermingham's Bite the Bullet with Stephen Lysaght's Reavra just a further point back. In White Sail Class 2, KYC's Ger Grant in Loa Zour won today's race to lead overall from clubmates Caroline Forde and Gill Good on Guinness Kann and Richard Hanley on Saoirse.
In Class 2, the Waterford-based Statham team on Slack Alice now enjoy a five point lead in Class 2 IRC. In a tightly bunched fleet, this could be described as "commanding", as the second and third placed boats, the evergreen Cavatina and Bad Company are tied on points. However the two RCYC boats have only two points to spare over former Sovereign's Cup winner Dux. In Class 2 Echo, Henry Hogg's Lisador is currently comfortably ahead of Typhoon and Bad Company, but once again nine boats could be considered contenders for overall honours when one considers that Typhoon was the only one of the top five boats in Echo to score better than a third in today's racing.

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Nicholas O'Leary's T bone crew lead the 1720 Euros in Kinsale. Photo: Bob Bateman. Scroll down for more photos

Class 3 were also on the Windward Leeward course with Class 2 today, and enjoyed the 15 knot+ south-westerly breeze and the pleasant sunshine. KYC member, John Twomey continued to dominate in his Blazer 23 Shillelagh, with a further two bullets today to go with the two from yesterday. Twomey's results are underscored by the fact that he has the lowest handicapped boat in the fleet, but consistently maintains a significant on-the-water lead in each race. Jaws Seachange Now and Bandit lie in second and third place respectively. In Class 3 Echo, Twomey's dominance continues, with Jaws Seachange now in second overall, but Bill McConnell's Monkey Business climbing to third overall after two second placed finishes today.
The Class 0 and 1 fleet enjoyed a very long day at sea today on the round-the-cans course which gave all boats a chance to stretch themselves in the glorious conditions. In the first race of the morning, Andy William's stunning Ker 40 Keronimo was across the line early, and had to dip back before resuming the race, scything her way through the fleet before surfing into an on-the-water lead downwind while clocking in excess of 20 knots! The "Z" flag had to be unfurled by PRO Jack Roy for the second race after a general recall. Keronimo leads overall in Class 0 IRC, but is tied on points with Kieran Twomey's Gloves Off, which continued her good form today. Murray Finlay's XP38i Roxstar lies a little adrift in third overall. Richard Fildes'campaign on his Corby 37 Impetuous suffered a serious setback today after they were Z-flagged in the second race of the day apparently dropping her out of contention until the discard comes into play. In Class 0 Echo, Gloves Off and Keronimo lie first and second respectively, with Tony Ackland's Dark Angel in third overall.

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Dublin Bay Joker 2 leads Class one. Photo: Bob Bateman. Scroll down for more photos

In Class 1 IRC, John Maybury's Joker 2, has established herself as the boat to beat, not having been outside the top three to date, and scoring a bullet in today's second race. Local KYC boat David Scott's EOS lies in second place overall after squeaking a win from Joker 2 by two seconds in the first race today. The A35 Fool's Gold of Rob McConnell lies in third overall but, with just eight points separating second and sixth places and amid reports of very competitive racing - where minute margins are making significant differences - no one is calling this class yet. J109s and A35s occupy the top seven positions in Class 1 ECHO. Joker 2 also tops the table here with the RIYC boat 10 points clear of Tony Fox's Gringo and John Kelly's Jump the Gun rounding out the top three a further 8.5 points behind.

More images in the gallery below and in a separate Sovereign's Cup photography posting here

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#sovs cup – Local Paralympian, John Twomey laid down a marker after the first day of racing at the Sovereign's Cup in Kinsale, County Cork yesterday. The ten times paralympian is in training for the IFDS world disabled sailing championship to be held at this venue in August and leads the class three fleet having swept the boards with two first place finishes on day one. Jamie Bergin and Brendan Foley are lying second after day one with 5 points.

Today is the second day of racing in the four day biennial cup.

British visitor Impetuous was first out of the starting blocks and shot to the top of the leader board of class zero. This result combined with their third place finish in race two leaves Richard Filde's Corby 37 in joint first position at the end of day one.

Keronimo the English Ker 40 was first over the finish line and ended up with a respectable 4th on corrected time in the first race. Andy William's boat produced a podium finish in the second race to leave him lying in third place overall. Kieran Twomey's Gloves off is keeping the home flags flying in joint first place with two second places.

RIYC Visitor Leslie Parnell finished in first place in race one in class 1 on his First 34.7 Black Velvet- Dublin Boats dominated the first three places in race 1.

The second race saw RCYC's D-Tox taking the honours with John Maybury's J109 Joker 2 taking 2nd place leaving him in 2nd Place overall. Black Velvet finished 7th in the second race leaving them in third place at the end of the days racing.

EOS is the leading local boat lying 4th overall. This 16 boat fleet looks to be setting itself up for some close competition over the coming days.

Waterford's Shane Statham sailing Slack Alice is top of the leader board in class 2 with 9 points after two races. Three boats , Sunburn , Cavatina and Alpaca are lying joint second with 10 points . Bad Company and the Main4 are providing stiff competition only a point behind.

Cork Olympian Peter O Leary and Ben Cook each had a 1st and a 3rd for the first two races. Tom Durcans' T- Bone scored two 2nds to leave three boats sharing 4 points on the 1720 European Championship after the first two races . Three times Sovereign Cup winner Anthony O Leary was not letting the Kids get away with it . He pulled a bullet out of the hat in race three leaving him in touch with the leaders and was lying a respectable 4th with 11 points after 3 races.

Sam Laidlow's Aquila opened his account with a bullet in the first of the ¼ Tonner National Championship. Cote helmed by Rob Grey finished 2nd in race 1 but with a bullet in race 2 shared the top place with Sam Laidlow after two races. Aquila continued their winning ways in race three leaving them clear leaders with 4 points after day one.

OD Donal Hayes sent the Gentlemen's class of white sailors class 1 on a two and a half hour cruise around Kinsale harbour . Howth visitor Bite the Bullet helmed by Colm Bermingham leads this fleet after the first day . RCYC's Loch Greine is lying second with Welsh visitors Rodney of Aberaeron claiming a respectable 3rd. Best of the local fleet in this class was Dave O' Sullivan's Cimmaron VI.

Saoirse , Guinness Khan and Loa Zur took the spoils in Class two.

Full day one results here.

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#sovs cup – Local Paralympian, John Twomey laid down a marker after the first day of racing at the Sovereign's Cup in Kinsale, County Cork yesterday. The ten times paralympian is in training for the IFDS world disabled sailing championship to be held at this venue in August and leads the class three fleet having swept the boards with two first place finishes on day one. Jamie Bergin and Brendan Foley are lying second after day one with 5 points.

British visitor Impetuous was first out of the starting blocks and shot to the top of the leader board of class zero. This result combined with their third place finish in race two leaves Richard Filde's Corby 37 in joint first position at the end of day one.

Keronimo the English Ker 40 was first over the finish line and ended up with a respectable 4th on corrected time in the first race. Andy William's boat produced a podium finish in the second race to leave him lying in third place overall. Kieran Twomey's Gloves off is keeping the home flags flying in joint first place with two second places.

RIYC Visitor Leslie Parnell finished in first place in race one in class 1 on his First 34.7 Black Velvet- Dublin Boats dominated the first three places in race 1.

The second race saw RCYC's D-Tox taking the honours with John Maybury's J109 Joker 2 taking 2nd place leaving him in 2nd Place overall. Black Velvet finished 7th in the second race leaving them in third place at the end of the days racing.

EOS is the leading local boat lying 4th overall. This 16 boat fleet looks to be setting itself up for some close competition over the coming days.

Waterford's Shane Statham sailing Slack Alice is top of the leader board in class 2 with 9 points after two races. Three boats , Sunburn , Cavatina and Alpaca are lying joint second with 10 points . Bad Company and the Main4 are providing stiff competition only a point behind.

Cork Olympian Peter O Leary and Ben Cook each had a 1st and a 3rd for the first two races. Tom Durcans' T- Bone scored two 2nds to leave three boats sharing 4 points on the 1720 European Championship after the first two races . Three times Sovereign Cup winner Anthony O Leary was not letting the Kids get away with it . He pulled a bullet out of the hat in race three leaving him in touch with the leaders and was lying a respectable 4th with 11 points after 3 races.

Sam Laidlow's Aquila opened his account with a bullet in the first of the ¼ Tonner National Championship. Cote helmed by Rob Grey finished 2nd in race 1 but with a bullet in race 2 shared the top place with Sam Laidlow after two races. Aquila continued their winning ways in race three leaving them clear leaders with 4 points after day one.

OD Donal Hayes sent the Gentlemen's class of white sailors class 1 on a two and a half hour cruise around Kinsale harbour . Howth visitor Bite the Bullet helmed by Colm Bermingham leads this fleet after the first day . RCYC's Loch Greine is lying second with Welsh visitors Rodney of Aberaeron claiming a respectable 3rd. Best of the local fleet in this class was Dave O' Sullivan's Cimmaron VI.

Saoirse , Guinness Khan and Loa Zur took the spoils in Class two.

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The scene is set for today's tenth edition of Kinsale Yacht Club's biennial Sovereign's Cup with an entry of 93-boats. 

Last night skippers and crews attended the venue for a pre-regatta briefing and this morning's racing is expected to get off to a gentle start with only light winds forecast. Scroll down the page for Bob Bateman's social shots from last night's opening.

Regatta Director Mike Walsh opened the Cup event in bright sunshine to the applause of competitors. This years event sponsored by Covestone Asset Management see's ninety three boats across all classes compete for the overall trophy the Sovereigns Cup.

A warm day with the lightest of breezes complimented by some warm sunshine provided competitors with the ideal conditions to complete their final preparations. Boats that needed to be craned in now sit alongside the marina ready to go with crews having put in the final tweaks to their rigs. Elsewhere, delivery crews unloaded non-essential equipment and switched to racing sails. Around Kinsale Yacht Club itself, a pleasant buzz of activity was evident throughout the day as those with jobs to do went about them in the pleasant conditions, while those who can afford to sit and watch the world go by had plenty to entertain them!

All a sailors are requested to note Amendment No1 to the SI's has been published to the official notice board.

Wednesday's forecast is for very light winds but it is hoped the clear skies will allow for a sea breeze to develop.

The recent reopening of Kinsale Yacht Club after renovations creates a fitting venue to celebrate the tenth birthday of this popular event. The welcome, competitive racing in what are some of Ireland's most beautiful sailing waters, along with the very social atmosphere ashore characterise Sovereign's Cup and have made it the success it is over the last ten years.

The 90-boats registered to date are spread across 16 classes with a healthy sprinkle of talent from both at home and overseas racing in each division. The regatta will be sailed across four different courses. The windward/leeward course will be managed by Alan Crosbie with Jack Roy shepherding the round the cans course. Peter Crowley has his hands full with both the 1720 and Quarter ton classes and Donal Hayes is looking after the White Sail division.

Class Zero has an impressive line-up of 8 boats, primarily made up of custom IRC boats from around the Irish coast and the UK. Entering for the first time is the Ker 40 "Keronimo" which will no doubt put it up to regatta stalwarts such as Jump Juice, Dark Angle and Impetuous. Class 1 has 17 entries in what is a very tight class band. The majority of boats range from 34 to 36 feet. Travelling through the water at similar speeds, there are sure to be plenty of traffic management issues. An impressive six J109's line up in class one. In light of this Regatta Director Mike Walsh has elected to make them a class within a class and award prizes to the top three scoring boats under IRC.

This year sees the return of the Quarter ton fleet for what will be their third class start at Sovereign's Cup. The fleet is made of the who's who of the class from both at home and the Uk. Rob Gray, class winner in 2011 returns with a "new" boat "Cote". Other notable Solent raiders are making the journey with recently crowned ICRA National Champion Quest along with Diarmuid Foley's beautiful Anchor Challenge leading to Irish charge.

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Kicking off last night's Sovereign's Cup 2013 at Kinsale. More photos below.

Racing on the same course as the Quarter Tonners are the 1720's who hold their European Championships as an integral part of this year's Sovereign's Cup. The class last sailed in Sovereign's Cup in 1997, when the class trophy and indeed the overall award, the Sovereign's Cup was awarded to the Anthony O'Leary. The 16 boats entered so far this year are packed previous National and European Champions. As with so many other classes this year, anyone could win this class making one to keep a close eye on as the regatta progresses.

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The sailing instructions for next Wednesday's Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club are now available.

As this year's Cup incorporates the 1720 European Championships, two separate sets of sailing instructions have been produced. Both sets are available to download below.

A team of international race officers will look after the combined fleets.

The 90-boats registered to date are spread across 16 classes with a healthy sprinkle of talent from both at home and overseas racing in each division. The regatta will be sailed across four different courses.

The windward/leeward course will be managed by Alan Crosbie with Jack Roy shepherding the round the cans course.

Peter Crowley has his hands full with both the 1720 and Quarter ton classes and Donal Hayes is looking after the White Sail division. 

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#sovscup –The tenth edition of Kinsale Yacht Club's biennial Sovereign's Cup gets under way next week with a very healthy entry list of 90-boats. (Scroll down the page for the full entry list). The recent reopening of Kinsale Yacht Club after extensive renovations creates a fitting venue to celebrate the tenth birthday of this most popular event. The warm welcome, competitive racing in what are some of Irelands most beautiful sailing waters, along with the very social atmosphere ashore characterise Sovereign's Cup and have made it the success it is over the last ten years.
The 90-boats registered to date are spread across 16 classes with a healthy sprinkle of talent from both at home and overseas racing in each division. The regatta will be sailed across four different courses. The windward/leeward course will be managed by Alan Crosbie with Jack Roy shepherding the round the cans course. Peter Crowley has his hands full with both the 1720 and Quarter ton classes and Donal Hayes is looking after the White Sail division.
Class Zero has an impressive line-up of 8 boats, primarily made up of custom IRC boats from around the Irish coast and the UK. Entering for the first time is the Ker 40 "Keronimo" which will no doubt put it up to regatta stalwarts such as Jump Juice, Dark Angle and Impetuous. Class 1 has 17 entries in what is a very tight class band. The majority of boats range from 34 to 36 feet. Travelling through the water at similar speeds, there are sure to be plenty of traffic management issues. An impressive six J109's line up in class one. In light of this Regatta Director Mike Walsh has elected to make them a class within a class and award prizes to the top three scoring boats under IRC.
This year sees the return of the Quarter ton fleet for what will be their third class start at Sovereign's Cup. The fleet is made of the who's who of the class from both at home and the UK. Rob Gray, class winner in 2011 returns with a "new" boat "Cote". Other notable Solent raiders are making the journey with recently crowned ICRA National Champion Quest along with Diarmuid Foley's beautiful Anchor Challenge leading the Irish charge.
Racing on the same course as the Quarter Tonners are the 1720's who hold their European Championships as an integral part of this year's Sovereign's Cup. The class last sailed in Sovereign's Cup in 1997, when the class trophy and indeed the overall award, the Sovereign's Cup was awarded to the Anthony O'Leary. The 16 boats entered so far this year are packed previous National and European Champions. As with so many other classes this year, anyone could win this class making one to keep a close eye on as the regatta progresses.
Regatta director Mike Walsh looks forward to extending a warm welcome to all competitors next week. "The scene is set for a successful four days racing afloat and four nights fun ashore. The Child of Prague has been dusted down and early indicators are that we will get some good weather. I look forward to what will hopefully be a great regatta".

Yacht Name

Sail No

Yacht Type

Class

Club

Loch Greine IRL1033 Hanse 311 White Sails IRC RCYC
Dark Angel GBR8833 Dubois 37 IRC / Echo SYC
Guinness Kann IRL2840 GK 24 White Sails IRC KYC
Jonah GBR3768 Beneteau First 35 White Sail CBYC
Indecision IRL9898 J109 IRC / Echo RIYC
Meridian IRL4076 Salona 45 IRC / Echo KYC
Objection! IRL4004 Sun Odyssey 35 White Sail KYC & MBSC
Rhythm IRL5639 Trapper 28 White Sail GYC
Merlin 1730 1720 1720 CBYC
30 Something IRL3007 First 31.7 IRC / Echo RStGYC
Storm IRL1141 J109 IRC / Echo HYC & RSC
Wet N Ready 1843 1720 1720 RCYC
Anchor Challenge IRL3087 Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner RCYC
Adrenalin IRL1348 A35 IRC / Echo NYC
Wahoo IRL1750 1720 1720 RCYC
Godot IRL4475 Dufour 44 IRC / Echo KYC
Maverick GBR5369 Half Tonner IRC / Echo PHYC
Bite the Bullet IRL3335C Elan 333 White Sails IRC HYC
Dux IRL988 X302 IRC / Echo HYC
Black Velvet IRL3471 First 34.7 IRC / Echo RIYC
Cosmic GBR1771L 1720 1720 RYA
Rodmar of Aberaeron GBR7334R Westerly Fulmar IRC / Echo AYC & NQYC
Keronimo GBR6889R Ker 40 IRC / Echo RWYC & SSC
Cimarron VI IRL6006 Beneteau 423 White Sail KYC
Lisador IRL1295 Dehler 36 IRC / Echo GSC
Slack Alice IRL4170 GK Westerly IRC / Echo WHSC
Illes Pitituses IRL1392 Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner CSC
Sunburn IRL1132 Sunfast 32 IRC / Echo HYC
Impetuous GBR7737R Corby 37 IRC / Echo SCYC
Aguila GBR8414R Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner -
Ragtime IRL109 GK24 White Sail KYC
Smile & Wave IRL1722 1720 1720 BSC
Gringo IRL7778 A35 IRC / Echo NYC
Loa Zour IRL3172 Bavaria 39 White Sail KYC
Joker 2 IRL1206 J109 IRC / Echo RIYC
Bon Exemple GBR8923R Xp33 IRC / Echo RIYC
Illegal Immigrant GBR501 Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner RTYC
Saoirse GK149 Westerly GK IRC / Echo KYC
Wavetrain IRL1477 Channel 28 IRC / Echo RStGYC
Jaws Seachange Now IRL1183 J24 IRC / Echo DBSC, LRYC, RstGYC & RIYC
Graduate FRA079 J80 IRC / Echo RIYC
Roxstar GBR8038R XP38i IRC / Echo CCC
Spiced Beef IRL1808 1720 1720 BSC
Alpaca IRL2506 Corby 25 IRC / Echo RCYC
Dexterity IRL3323 X332 IRC / Echo FYC
Shilleagh IRL1771 Blazer 23 IRC / Echo KYC
Jump The Gun IRL1129 J109 IRC / Echo RIYC
Jump Juice IRL2007 Ker 37 IRC / Echo RCYC
Aquatack IRL1804 1720 1720 RCYC
Val Kriss IRL3450 First 345 IRC / Echo KYC
Deja Vu GBR1777 1720 1720 BSC
Independent Bear GBR9166 Corby IRC / Echo TSC
Two 2 Tango IRL1785 1720 1720 BSC & MBSC
Gloves Off IRL2003 Corby 38 IRC / Echo RCYC
Bad Company IRL16859 Sunfast 32 IRC / Echo RCYC
Bandit IRL2611 Bolero IRC / Echo RCYC
Flyover IRL4571 Sigma 33 IRC / Echo WHSC
Ricochet GBR1722 1720 1720 TBSC
EOS IRL6695 X362 Sport IRC / Echo KYC
Luv Is IRL4646 Dehler DB1 IRC / Echo KYC
Discover Ireland IRL7386 Reflex 38 IRC / Echo GBSC
Gabser IRL240 Dufour 35 (1978) White Sail HYC
TBA IRL1807 1720 1720 RCYC
Typhoon IRL5597 Castro One Off Custom IRC / Echo KYC
Jelly Baby IRL9609 J109 IRC / Echo RCYC
D-Tox IRL13500 X35 IRC / Echo RCYC
Sonas IRL3910 Sun Odyssey 39i White Sail KYC
The Main4 IRL692 First 310 IRC / Echo KYC
Folie a Deux IRL3265 Albin Vega White Sail KYC
Calero IRL2912 Sun Odyssey 32i White Sail KYC
Cote ESP3090 Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner RCYC
Cavatina IRL3861 Granada 38 IRC / Echo RCYC
Joker IRL9388 Sigma 38 IRC / Echo KYC
T-Bone IRL1790 1720 1720 RCYC
Reavra IRL29501 Elan 295 White Sails IRC KYC
Justus IRL2067 J109 IRC / Echo KYC
Chancer IRL1583 Elan 40 IRC / Echo KYC
Sovereign Sailing IRL1782 1720 1720 KYC
TBC TBC 1720 1720 HRSC
Monkey Business IRL6564 Formula 28 mod IRC / Echo WHSC
Endgame IRL3209 A35 IRC / Echo RCYC ICC RYA
Blackfun NZL3311 Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner -
Big Deal IRL3492 Dehler 34 IRC / Echo FYC
Darkside IRL1797 1720 1720 MBSC
Emir Herr IRL1118 Benetau Oceanis White Sail NYC
True Pennance IRL9834 Projection IRC / Echo RCYC
Quest IRL508 Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner RIYC
Cartoon FRA9186 Quarter Tonner Quarter Tonner RIYC
Full Bernard GBR1792 1720 1720 HYC
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Kinsale Yacht Club officially opened its club house just in time to host the Sovereign's Cup for cruiser classes and 1720s next week (27th-30th June).

The south coast club will also stage the International Federation of Disabled Sailing World Championships from (22nd-30th August)

Kinsale Yacht Club celebrated the official re-opening of its renovated Clubhouse at a reception for members and guests last night.

Afloat.ie reported on it previously when the SB20 fleet paid their first visit to the new look KYC a fortnight ago.

The 14-week construction programme included the gutting and total re-build of all changing facilities on the ground floor, to include a new Reception/Office, first-class men and women's changing facilities, laundry, cadet training room and gym. All mechanical and electrical services within the building were replaced and the Bar/Dining areas have been totally refurbished. Also, the extended balcony offers a magnificent view over the marina and has total wheelchair access with a new lift to the main entrance area.

KYC Commodore Cameron Good acknowledged the excellent work of MMB Construction, Kiernan Electrical, Simon Walker Architect, JLS Design, Fiona O'Keefe Interiors, Ray Keane & Associates and Martin O'Callaghan Quantity Surveyors.

He thanked members and staff of Kinsale Yacht Club for their patience and support during the transition and highlighted the key role of member David Ross who volunteered many months of his time to manage the project so professionally.

"We are delighted with our new Clubhouse and hope that members will use and enjoy our excellent new facilities" said Good.

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Pamper yourself at the Carlton Hotel Kinsale for just €49pps per night bed & breakfast. That's the deal Kinsale Yacht Club has struck for sailors and supporters of the Covestone Asset Management Sovereign's Cup. The offer is subject to availability also, so get your booking in early to catch this one!

The Carlton Hotel Kinsale overlooks Oysterhaven Creek - very convenient to Kinsale town, and featuring modern leisure club facilities and a revitalising spa for those of you who may feel the need to recharge after an active day out on the water - or savouring the delights of Kinsale and the surrounding area. More information and online booking is available on the hotel's dedicated Sovereign's Cup page: http://www.carltonkinsalehotel.com/sovereignscup.

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The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Information

The creation of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) began in a very low key way in the autumn of 2002 with an exploratory meeting between Denis Kiely, Jim Donegan and Fintan Cairns in the Granville Hotel in Waterford, and the first conference was held in February 2003 in Kilkenny.

While numbers of cruiser-racers were large, their specific locations were widespread, but there was simply no denying the numerical strength and majority power of the Cork-Dublin axis. To get what was then a very novel concept up and running, this strength of numbers had to be acknowledged, and the first National Championship in 2003 reflected this, as it was staged in Howth.

ICRA was run by a dedicated group of volunteers each of whom brought their special talents to the organisation. Jim Donegan, the elder statesman, was so much more interested in the wellbeing of the new organisation than in personal advancement that he insisted on Fintan Cairns being the first Commodore, while the distinguished Cork sailor was more than content to be Vice Commodore.

ICRA National Championships

Initially, the highlight of the ICRA season was the National Championship, which is essentially self-limiting, as it is restricted to boats which have or would be eligible for an IRC Rating. Boats not actually rated but eligible were catered for by ICRA’s ace number-cruncher Denis Kiely, who took Ireland’s long-established native rating system ECHO to new heights, thereby providing for extra entries which brought fleet numbers at most annual national championships to comfortably above the hundred mark, particularly at the height of the boom years. 

ICRA Boat of the Year (Winners 2004-2019)

 

ICRA Nationals 2021

The date for the 2021 edition of the ICRA National Championships is 3-5 September at the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay.

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