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The final races of Kinsale's Spring Series, sponsored by Ron Holland Design, were sailed on Sunday in trying conditions for both competitors and race management alike. The wind, what little of it was there was from a south westerly direction, originally at 8 knots writes Keith O'Riordan.
Bob Bateman's photos from Sunday are here.
Classes 0,1 and 2 had a windward leeward course officiated by Principal Race Officer Alan Crosbie, while Jeanot Petch looked after classes 3,4 and the White
Sail fleet, who had an around the cans course.
The breeze was light and shifty with a strong ebb tide and it says a lot for the race management that both fleets got off the line on time. Classes 0 and 1 got under way on their beat up towards Black Head with Anthony O'Leary's Antix leading the way from Dave Dywer's Marinerscove.ie and Gloves Off (Kieran and
Brian Twomey). This was the way the positions stayed with the sports boats in command throughout. On handicap Marinerscove.ie took first position and thereby the series with 8 points overall. Antix came in second overall on 10 points with Gloves Off in third position.
In ECHO 0 Tom Roche's Meridian took first place followed by Johnny Godkin's Godot in second and Freya(Conor Doyle) in third place. This gave Freya the win overall in ECHO 0 with Marinerscove.ie and Antix in second and third respectively.
Freya again featured in the top three in the IRC Restricted Class, in second place. This was won by Nagle/O'Malley's Jelly Baby and David Scott's Eos in third place.
In IRC 1 the day's race was won by Jelly Baby from Derry Good's Exhale in second and Dan Buckley's Justus in third. This gave Jelly Baby pole position in the
overall standings with Eos in second place and Exhale getting on the podium in third.
In ECHO 1 the day's racing was won by John Downing's Samba, from Indulgence (Aidan Heffernan) and Exhale third. Overall the top prize was taken by Exhale from Eos in second and Indulgence in third in an extremely tight finish to the Series.
Class IRC 2 was dominated throughout by the consistency of Jerome McCarthy's Harmony, and it was therefore fitting that he took the top overall prize.
Thunderbird, Denis Coleman's Corby 25 chased hard but could only manage second place with Clem McElligott's Sea Hawk squeezing into third place overall.
In ECHO 2 Y-Knot took a second in Sunday's race to give them the overall win .In second place overall was Mark Mendell's Wicked with No Gnomes (Leonard Donnery) in third position.
Classes 3,4 and the White Sail fleet were on the Round the Cans course which was slightly more inshore and consequently had a bit more breeze. These Classes managed to get a second race in after a short break. Conditions during the break were more akin to an arctic ice shower than a first day of summer!
In class IRC 3 Ian Traver's Bandit came into the last day with a practically unassailable lead and didn't make any mistakes, winning both races and the
series. Pathfinder owned by Alan Bateman had 2 seconds and second place overall followed by Powder Monkey(Liam Lynch) in third place.
ECHO 3 was won overall by Monkey Business (Bill McConnell) followed by Tony & Alice Kingston's Away On Business, with Powder Monkey coming in third place.
In IRC 4 it was Mike Sexton's consistency, with 5 firsts and 2 seconds which gave him the overall win on Granny Knot. Sundancer (Alan Mulcahy) came up with second place overall from Paul Swanton's Go Kart in third. Two of these boats were also to the fore in ECHO 4. This was won overall by Go Kart from Sundancer in second with third place going to Guinness Kann (C Forde/G Good).
The White Sail Class also got two races, which were both won by John Whelan's Wheels. This gave Wheels the Series overall from Dave O'Sullivan's Cimmarron VI with Dave Akerlind's Beneteau 47 Paragon in third place overall.
Photos from the first days action of the South Coast Squib championships are online in our gallery.
Marinerscove conlcuded Kinsale's Spring 12 division Series yesterday with a two point win over Anthony O'Leary's Antix in Class IRC Zero. With yesterday's races sailed with everything from warm sunshine to hail and with wind from 3 to 23 knots, the series is completed and the winners in all class results decided. The full results are over the fold and Bob Bateman has added great shots to our gallery section from yesterday's sunshine and hail action here.
Spring Series 2010 Results
01 May, 2010
1 Marinerscove.ie David Dwyer KYC 8 1 1 2 1 2 2 1
2 Antix Anthony O Leary RCYC 10 2 2 3 2 1 1 2
3 Gloves Off Kieran & Brian Twomey RCYC 21 6 6 1 3 3 5 3
4 Freya Conor Doyle KYC 21 3 3 4 4 4 3 4
1 Freya Conor Doyle KYC 14 3 1 4 5 1 2 3
2 Marinerscove.ie David Dwyer KYC 15 1 4 2 1 3 4 4
3 Antix Anthony O Leary RCYC 17 2 5 3 2 2 3 5
1 Jelly Baby Nagle & O'Malley 11 2 2 2 1 10 3 1
2 Freya Conor Doyle 16 4 1 3 5 1 2 7
3 Eos David Scott 20 1 3 1 2 9 7 6
4 Exhale Derry Good 20 3 9 5 6 3 1 2
1 Jelly Baby Nagle & O'Malley RCYC 9 2 1 2 1 10 2 1
2 Eos David Scott KYC 17 1 2 1 2 9 5 6
3 Exhale Derry Good RCYC 18 3 7 4 6 2 1 2
1 Exhale Derry Good RCYC 23 1 8.5 4 8 5 2 3
2 Eos David Scott KYC 24 2 6 2 2 9 6 6
3 Indulgence Aidan Heffernan RCYC 24 5 2 6 4 6 5 2
1 Harmony J McCarthy RCYC 10 2 1 2 2 1 11 2
2 R Thunder Bird Denis Coleman RCYC 15 1 4 1 1 11 3 5
3 Sea Hawk Clem McElligott KYC 23 3 2 5 3 6 8 4
1 Y-Knot Pat Barrett & Cathal Conlon RCYC 21 4 3 10 9 1 2 2
2 Wicked Mark Mendell RCYC 28 8 8 8 10 2 1 1
3 No Gnomes Leonard Donnery RCYC 28 12 2 2 4 8 8 4
1 Bandit Ian Travers KYC 8 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
2 Pathfinder Alan Bateman KYC 20 1 6 4 4 4 3 2 2
3 Powder Monkey Liam Lynch TBSC 24 8 2 6 6 2 1 3 4
1 Monkey Business Bill McConnell WHSC 19 1 2 3 1 3 3 6 6
2 Away On Business Tony Kingston KYC 25 2 7 5 9 4 2 2 3
3 Powder Monkey Liam Lynch TBSC 26 7 1 4 8 1 1 7 5
1 Granny Knot Mike Sexton KYC 9 1 2 1 1 2 3 1 1
2 Sundancer Alan Mulcahy KYC 13 2 1 2 2 1 3 2 3
3 Go-Kart Paul Swanton KYC 18 3 3 4 3 3 1 3 2
1 Go-Kart Paul Swanton KYC 11 2 1 2 3 1 1 4 1
2 Sundancer Alan Mulcahy KYC 18 3 2 3 2 2 3 2 4
3 Guinness Kann C Forde & G Good KYC 19 4 3 1 4 3 2 1 5
4 Granny Knot Mike Sexton KYC 19 1 4 4 1 4 3 3 3
1 Wheels John Whelan KYC 10 4 2 2 1 1
2 Cimarron VI David O'Sullivan KYC 16 1 7 1 5 2
3 Paragon David Akerlind KYC 21 5 8 3 2 3
4 Magic Elfin Peter Kelly KYC 21 3 3 8 3 4
The Irish South Coast Squib Championship sponsored by Marine Motors Matthews of Cork, & Calco Ireland Ltd. takes place in Kinsale Yacht Club, in conjunction with the National Squib Owners Association, from Saturday 1st May to Sunday 2nd May with Monday 3rd May held as a reserve day.
Principal Race Officer is John Stallard accompanied by Bruce Matthews and his boat Anerika.
Races will be sailed in the waters outside Kinsale Harbour between the Old Head of Kinsale and the Sovereign Islands and the courses shall be Windward-Leeward with a maximum of 4 races per day.
Kinsale Squib Class Vice Captain, Neil J Prenderville is expecting a large turnout, with 6 entries confirmed already from the Dublin Bay Fleets, as the Class gears up for the The Squib National Championships 2010 to be held at the Royal St George Yacht Club in June.
The Spring Series at Kinsale Yacht Club, sponsored by Masts & Rigging Ireland Limited, took place last Sunday in near perfect sailing conditions. Competitors and Race Management could not have asked for more; with glorious sunshine and a 15 knot south westerly breeze.
This being the penultimate day, competition was stiff as boats jockeyed for position for a place in the top three of their respective classes. One discard was applied following the fifth race of the Series, so boats now have a good idea of what needs to be done to gain places or consolidate their position. Classes 3 & 4 and the White Sail fleet were on a Windward – Leeward course looked after by Alan Crosbie, while Classes 0, 1 & 2 were on a Round the Cans
course marshaled by Jeanot Petch.
Classes 0, 1 & 2 had a Round the Cans race giving the big boats a chance to stretch their legs on a long beat to Black Head. There was a general recall in the first as some were a little too enthusiastic on the start line. Anthony O’Leary’s Antix got off to a flying start and indeed won both races on handicap. This increases the pressure on Dave Dwyer’s Marinerscove.ie as he enters the last day with the overall lead, with a single point separation, followed by Freya in third. In ECHO 0 Conor Doyle’s Freya had a first and second to put him on top of the table jointly with Marinerscove.ie and Antix one point behind.
IRC 1 sees Derry Good’s Exhale move up the leader board into third positionoverall, thanks to a first and second in Sundays racing. Jelly Baby (Nagle & O’Malley) still lead, closely pressurised by David Scott’s Eos in second place.
In ECHO 1 only four points separate the top three boats with Eos leading from Exhale and Jelly Baby in third. This should lead to some exciting racing on the
Jelly Baby tops IRC Restricted with Freya hot on her heels in second and Eos in third.
In Class 2 IRC the McCarthy brothers on MacMagic II had a good day at the office with a second and first pushing them into contention for a top three finish.
First and second positions look like going to Jerome McCarthy’s Harmony and Denis Coleman’s Corby 25 Thunderbird. They are separated by two points going
into the last day with everything to race for. Class 2 ECHO is being led by the First 32 Y-Knot owned by Pat Barrett and Cathal Conlon. Clem McElligott’s Sea Hawk is in second with Leonard Donnery’s No Gnomes in third position. Again with only five points separating the top three boats, it could be a very close
In Class 3 Ian Traver’s Bandit was first off the line, but it was Powder Monkey, Liam Lynch’s Sigma 33, who led around the course reveling in the fresher conditions. Bandit managed a first and a second respectively though, leaving him in top spot overall and in an almost unassailable position. Alan Bateman’s Pathfinder lies in second overall with Powder Monkey just behind him in third position. In Class 3 ECHO Bill McConnell’s consistency is keeping Monkey
Business in pole position with Powder Monkey (Liam Lynch) in second and Tony & Alice Kingston’s Away On Business in third.
In Class 4 Mike Sexton’s Granny Knot is still leading overall followed by Sundancer (Alan Mulcahy) and Paul Swanton’s Go-Kart in third. The same three boats are also in contention in ECHO 4 with the top spot going to Go-Kart, Sundancer in second and Granny Knot in third.
The White Sail fleet sailed a triangular course using the Classes 3 & 4 windward-leeward with a gybe mark to complete the triangle and were given four rounds of this course. David O’Sullivan’s Cimarron VI won on handicap followed by John Whelan’s Wheels and Paragon (Dave Akerlind). This leaves Wheels in the lead overall being run hard by Cimarron VI and Spindrift (David Kelly) in third.
The Series concludes this Saturday, 1st May, with a First Gun at 10.55 hours followed by the prize-giving dinner in Kinsale Yacht Club on Saturday evening.
Bob Bateman's Photo Gallery from last Saturday here
Antix won both races today in Kinsale's April League with Marinerscove.ie second in both races and this leaves them just one point apart with Dave Dwyer’s Mariners in the lead writes Claire Bateman.
A magnificent days sailing was enjoyed by the competitors at the Kinsale Spring Series for Races 7 and 8 of the series today (Sun) Today’s racing was sponsored by Masts and Rigging. The bigger boats were on the round the cans course while Classes 3 and 4 had windward/leeward, the White Sail having their own course. Classes Zero and One had a general recall for the first race and got away on the second attempt, John Godkin on Godot getting the best start. They enjoyed a long beat with Antix in the lead followed closely by Marinerscove.ie, Gloves Off, and Godot who seemed to be very much on their tail but also seemed to have some difficulty in getting the spinnaker drawing.
Antix won both races today with Marinerscove.ie second in both races and this leaves them just one point apart with Dave Dwyer’s Mariners in the lead. Jelly Baby, Nagle and O’Mahony, are leading the Zero and One Restricted IRC with Conor Doyle’s Freya second. In IRC 2 Jermony McCarthy in Harmony leads from Denis Coleman’s Thunderbird. In IRC 3 Ian Travers’ Bolero, Bandit, has a good lead over Alan Bateman’s Pathfinder and in Class 4 Mike Sexton’s GK 24 Granny Knot is just one point clear of Alan Mulcahy’s Sundancer.
More Bob Bateman pics from yesterday's racing on the Afloat gallery here
KYC Results here
Action photos from this weekend's Kinsale Cruiser League by Bob Bateman are online now. Racing is on varied courses outside Kinsale Harbour. The event is an opportunity for training purposes for any boats looking to compete in the Commodores Cup later this year and May's ICRA Nationals in Dun Laoghaire.
They're away. Eight RIbs were escorted out of Kinsale harbour by Kinsale Life boat heading for Wales this morning on a perfect run to Aberystwyth. Afloat's Bob Bateman was there to capture the action on a perfect morning for a high speed dash across the Irish Sea. This flotilla has been raising funds for the RNLI for several years now and their exploits have gained national attention. An RTE News slip is also over the fold showing the 2007 run. Established in 2003, Kinsale Lifeboat station is one of the newest links in the RNLI safety chain ringing the coastlines of Ireland and the UK.
KYC was first located in two cottages opposite the slip at Scilly, across the harbour from the current location. By the mid 1950s, there were six boats racing in the club comprising of a dragon called Sleuth, two colleens, Pinkeen and Spalpeen, an Uffa Ace, Dick Hegarty’s cruiser Bedouin and a jollyboat sailed by the 70-year-old commodore Brig. Gen. Dorman. Jeanot Petch made an exotic addition to the already varied fleet when he built a Prout catamaran in 1957. Races started off the pierhead sailing to Bulman and back via the harbour marks.
The impressive period frontage of Kinsale Yacht Club. Photo: Bob Bateman
The fleet would leave Bulman to port or starboard according to the wind, as the commodore did not want to gybe that far out to sea. Later a 45 gallon drum was placed upriver and used as an upwind mark until the new bridge was built in the 1970s. All the boats at that time were kept on moorings in the harbour.
In the early 1960s, Dick Hegarty, in his capacity as the club’s solicitor, purchased the present clubhouse on behalf of the Club. Over time, fleets of Albacores, Mirrors, Flying Fifteens, Fireballs and Enterprises developed and junior sailing instruction began. The Cork harbour Dragon fleet also moved from the Royal Munster Yacht Club in Crosshaven, now the Royal Cork Yacht Club, to Kinsale.
In the 1970s, the Club started hosting Regional and National Championships and hosted the World Fireball Championships in 1977. In the same year, the Club also held the Dragon Gold Cup and started to develop it’s widely recognised race management teams. In 1978, the Club and its members funded and built the first marina.
The rear of Kinsale Yacht Club where dinghies and dayboats are stored. Photo: Bob Bateman
In the 1990s, the Club embarked on three separate extensions to the clubhouse. By this time, KYC had become one of the leading yacht clubs in the country. Junior sailing now encompasses Optimists, Lasers and 420s. One design racing takes in International Dragons and Squibs. The Club also supports three very strong Cruiser Classes (Class I, II and III) who now joined by a more relaxed White Sail Fleet.
(The above information and image courtesy of Kinsale Yacht Club)
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