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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. 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:

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#sovereigns cup – Over a quarter of entries to date for the Sovereign's Cup Regatta hail from the UK and current entry levels are running at over twice the rate of April 2011.

Minister Simon Coveney was in the newly re-opened Acton's Hotel in Kinsale  to launch the biennial Sovereign's Cup Regatta last Thursday which is expected to bring 140 boats together with 800 sailors from Ireland and overseas from the 26th to the 29th of June.

Coveney praised the community spirit as Kinsale Yacht Club works with local businesses to ensure that the hundreds of sailors enjoy their week's sailing both on the water and ashore in the gourmet capital of Ireland. The regatta is expected to generate over €600,000 for the tourist town and Kinsale Food Circle restaurants will be utilising the influx of visitors to showcase the best of local produce as they prepare to feed the armada of visiting sailors.

"We are delighted with the financial support provided by our title sponsors, independent investment managers, Covestone Asset Management. The early financial assistance helped in funding our new interactive website which has been instrumental in attracting the large number of early entries. It is clear that skippers begun their planning early for their summer sailing and that Kinsale features high on the list of 'must do' events" commented Mike Walsh, Regatta Director.

As well as the excellent sailing conditions, race management and social programme ashore, sailors and their families are expected to take full advantage of the many famous restaurants that form the Kinsale Good Food Circle. The regatta committee are encouraging people to start thinking about their travel and accommodation plans and are delighted that their new website provides direct links to accommodation and restaurants in Kinsale and that Irish Ferries Ltd are providing discounted rates to those travelling from the UK.

The Sovereign's Cup was established in 1995 and this year marks the 10th staging of this hugely popular cruiser regatta. The biennial event is expected to attract over 140 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 score under progressive handicap.

Entries are being taken in Class 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and three White Sails classes. This year the Quarter Ton Class Championships and the European 1720 Championship will be taking place during the Sovereign's Cup, bringing many new visitors to Kinsale from Scotland, Wales and the south of England.

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With just three months to go to the Covestone Asset Management Sovereign's Cup 2013, the first listing of registered entrants has just been published and features an impressive 45 entries covering the full spectrum of yacht racing - from stripped out carbon fibre thoroughbreds through to those of more leisurely racing ambitions in the White Sail Class.

The list of entrants (registered to 27th March) can be viewed below.

Regatta Director Mike Walsh expressed his delight with the early response. 'We are well ahead in terms of fully paid up registrations on where previous Sovereign's Cups would have been at this stage'.
'Almost 25% of our entries are travelling to the event from clubs in the UK.
Looking at current registrations as a whole at the moment, over 75% of the entries are visiting competitors, which demonstrates that the Covestone Sovereign's Cup provides a highly attractive offering to those travelling to Kinsale – both on and off the water ", noted Walsh.
The 1720 class will be holding their European Championships as part of the Sovereign's Cup, and six of these dynamic 26 footers are already signed up. Seasoned followers of the 1720 class will no doubt be intrigued by the father-son duel that's in store between sailing supremo Anthony O'Leary and Olympic veteran Peter. According to the Regatta Director, "the set up in Kinsale is excellent for the 1720 fleet with easy craneage into the water and convenient free parking for the trailers while the boats are afloat."
The Quarter Ton Cup will also be held as part of the Covestone Sovereign's Cup, and a number of visitors from the UK have already signed up. Some potent performers are on their way such as Aguila, winner of the Quarter Ton trophy two years ago, Anchor Challenge, winner in 2009 and third in 2012, while Illes Pitituses was nominated for ICRA Boat of the Year in 2012. With the likes of that competition, it's no wonder that there is confirmed interest and intent to enter from a number of other Quarter Ton owners in Dun Laoghaire, Howth and the Solent.
While the Covestone Sovereign's Cup 2013 will continue to deliver the special atmosphere of the nine previous events, with its intimate and friendly setting of the Kinsale Yacht Club and surrounding town and harbour, visitors this year will enjoy the benefits of the major development works underway on the clubhouse. Much improved changing room and showering facilities will be available on the ground floor, while an extended sun deck will tempt those wishing to drink in the sun while downing the finest from the Club's welcoming bar staff.

Yacht Name

Sail No

Yacht Type



30 Something IRL3007 Beneteau First 31.7 IRC / Echo RStGYC
Adrenalin IRL1348 A35 IRC / Echo NYC
Aguila GBR8414R Quarter Ton Quarter Ton -
Alpaca IRL2506 Corby 25 IRC / Echo RCYC
Anchor Challenge IRL3087 Quarter Ton Quarter Ton RCYC
Bite the Bullet IRL3335C Elan 333 White Sails IRC HYC
Black Velvet IRL3471 First 34.7 IRC / Echo RIYC
Cimarron VI IRL6006 Beneteau 423 White Sail KYC
Cosmic GBR1771L 1720 1720 RYA
Dark Angel GBR8833 Dubois 37 IRC / Echo SYC
Dux IRL988 X302 IRC / Echo HYC
Godot IRL4475 Dufour 44 IRC / Echo KYC
Graduate FRA079 J80 IRC / Echo RIYC
Gringo IRL7778 A35 IRC / Echo NYC
Guinness Kann IRL2840 GK 24 IRC / Echo KYC
Illegal Immigrant GBR501 Quarter Ton Quarter Ton RTYC
Illes Pitituses IRL1392 Quarter Ton Quarter Ton CSC
Impetuous GBR7737R Corby 37 IRC / Echo SCYC
Indecision IRL9898 J109 IRC / Echo RIYC
Jaws Seachange Now IRL1183 J24 IRC / Echo DBSC, LRYC, RstGYC & RIYC
Joker 2 IRL1206 J109 IRC / Echo RIYC
Jonah GBR3768 Beneteau First 35 White Sail CBYC
Keronimo GBR6889R Ker 40 IRC / Echo RWYC & SSC
Lisador IRL1295 Dehler 36 IRC / Echo GSC
Loa Zour IRL3172 Mono Hull White Sail KYC
Loch Greine IRL1033 Hanse 311 White Sails IRC RCYC
Luv Is IRL4646 Dehler DB1 IRC / Echo KYC
Maverick GBR5369 Half Tonner IRC / Echo PHYC
Meridian IRL4076 Salona 45 IRC / Echo KYC
Merlin 1730 1720 1720 CBYC
Objection! IRL4004 Sun Odyssey 35 White Sail KYC & MBSC
Ragtime IRL109 GK24 White Sail KYC
Rhythm IRL5639 Trapper 28 White Sail GYC
Rodmar of Aberaeron GBR7334R Westerly Fulmar IRC / Echo AYC & NQYC
Roxstar GBR8038R XP38i IRC / Echo CCC
Saoirse GK149 Westerly GK IRC / Echo KYC
Slack Alice IRL4170 GK Westerly IRC / Echo WHSC
Smile & Wave IRL1722 1720 1720 BSC
Spiced Horse IRL1808 1720 1720 BSC
Storm IRL1141 J109 IRC / Echo HYC & RSC
Sunburn IRL1132 Sunfast 32 IRC / Echo HYC
To be confirmed ("TBC") TBC XP 33 IRC / Echo RIYC
Wahoo IRL1750 1720 1720 RCYC
Wavetrain IRL1477 Channel 28 IRC / Echo RStGYC
Wet N Ready 1843 1720 1720 RCYC
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#sovereignscup – With entries for the Covestone Asset Management Sovereign's Cup 2013, scheduled to take place from 26th to 29th June, well ahead of expectations, a number of highly regarded "rocket-ships" have already declared their intentions of setting the pace next June in the waters off Kinsale. UK-based entries feature prominently, together with a very healthy level of registration from the domestic IRC and White Sail fleets is sure to make this year's Sovereign's Cup a great success. The addition of the 1720 and Quarter Ton Fleets competing for their European and National Championships respectively will ensure a vibrant atmosphere both ashore and afloat.

A number of the entries received to date have registered their interest in and are already eyeing up the 'Triple Crown' Trophy. This novel trophy will be awarded to the boat that achieves the lowest points aggregate score under IRC from results obtained in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, the ICRA National Championships and the Sovereign's Cup. Regatta Director Mike Walsh, is delighted to recognise the significant effort and commitment of Skippers and their crews who take part in these events and is thrilled this novel trophy is generating such interest.

Consistent with previous events, entries for this year's Sovereign's Cup will be limited to 100 boats.

Some names and stats that caught our eye among those already entered for the Covestone Sovereign's Cup to date are:

Keronimo - Overall Top Boat 2012 Brewin Dolphin Commodores Cup, Winner Class 1A 2011 Fastnet Race.

Impetuous - 2012 Class 1 ICRA National Champion, Winner 2012 Cork Week, Winner 2012 Corby Week.

Storm II - 2011 Class 1 ICRA National Champion, and too many other titles to mention!

Anchor Challenge- Irish Quarter Ton Champion – 2009, Quarter Ton Cup Winner 2009.

Wet n Ready – 1720 Supremo- Anthony O'Leary.

'EOS' Winner of the Portcullis Trophy at Sovereign's Cup 2011.

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#sovereignscup – A novel new prize will be presented at June's Sovereign's Cup. "The Triple Crown" Trophy will be awarded to the boat with the lowest aggregate score under IRC after competing in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, The ICRA Nationals and Sovereign's Cup. Speaking at the opening reception, Regatta Director Mike Walsh expressed his view that "recognising the efforts of the boats and crews who compete in each of these three events is important" and he hopes it will spark some interest among visiting and South Coast boats alike.

Details of the milestone 10th edition of Sovereign's Cup were announced at a reception at Kinsale Yacht Club, hosted by Regatta Director, Mike Walsh. The Covestone Sovereign's Cup takes place from 26nd-29th June 2013 in the outer harbour of Kinsale and prides itself in offering excellent sailing conditions, as well as an extensive social programme for all to enjoy ashore.

The Sovereign's Cup was established in 1995 as a biennnial event and has been a very successful and hugely popular cruiser regatta since its inception. Boats from all over Ireland and the UK compete for the prestigious Sovereign's Cup for best performing yacht under IRC and the Portcullis Trophy for best performing yacht under ECHO. Anthony O'Leary in his extensively campaigned and successful Ker 39 'Antix' claimed the 2011 Sovereign's Cup with the 2011 Portcullis Trophy going to KYC's own Dave Scott on his X-362 Sport, 'EOS'. Solent based sailor, Rob Gray captured the Irish Quarter Ton Trophy, sailing 'Aquilla'.

"We have already received a number of queries for the 2013 Sovereign's Cup and there is strong interest from both Wales and the English south coast. We are delighted to announce a new partnership with Covestone Asset Management as this year's event sponsor" said Mike Walsh, Regatta Director. Class divisions for the event are anticipated as being Class 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 IRC and ECHO along with and two White Sails classes and an IRC White Sail Class. The Irish Quarter Ton Class Championships will be taking place during the Covestone Sovereign's Cup and this year the Regatta Director is delighted to welcome the return of the extremely competitive and resurgent 1720 class for their European Championship. It is expected both these latter classes will bring many new visitors to Kinsale from the South of England and Wales in particular.

This year will also see renewed cooperation with Kinsale Chamber of Tourism and Kinsale Good Food Circle who will be hosting a Canapé reception at the formal opening on Tuesday 25th June. "We are encouraging people to start thinking about their travel and accommodation plans, and we are delighted to include specific sections on our web site with information on accommodation in the town and the fantastic amenities available in and around Kinsale for families and friends not going out on the water."

Commenting on exciting developments to the event's new interactive web site, which has just gone live, Mr. Walsh announced that "All entries can now be made online which should greatly simplify and enhance the experience. Thanks to event sponsors Covestone Asset Management we have been able to reduce substantially the entry cost from the 2011 levels for the first 80 entries, and as an added bonus the online booking system allows entrants to avail of the early booking discount and not pay until March 31st 2013."

The Regatta Director expressed his thanks to Kinsale Yacht Club, the Race Management Team and all the volunteers involved with the organisation of the Sovereign's Cup and who work extremely hard to organise an excellent programme both on and off the water.

Mike Walsh welcomed Mr. Donal Roche, Managing Director of Covestone Asset Management who expressed his delight to be associated with such a hugely popular event on the South Coast of Ireland. Mr. Walsh said "Kinsale Yacht Club is delighted to have Covestone as the principal sponsor for the Sovereign's Cup Regatta. He noted that Covestone Asset Management are one of the only truly "Family Offices" in Ireland who have grown and maintained their position as a highly regarded investment manager through their conservative approach" and he "looked forward to working with the Covestone team in the buildup to the regatta."

For more information on the Sovereign's Cup, log on to or contact Kinsale Yacht Club at +353 (0)21 4773433.

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There were exhilarating conditions at the Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale today and some great racing despite the misery of torrential rain writes Claire Bateman.

Class Three IRC which includes the quarter tonners was sailing windward/leeward courses in Bullen's Bay between Black Head and Hake Head. In their first race they had 18/22 knots of wind with tide. Aguila was first to the mark, followed by Tiger and then Anchor Challenge, and they were running with speeds up to 14.5kts under spinnaker. However by the second race of the day the wind had increased and the tide had turned making for very hairy sailing indeed. Leading at the weather mark Aguila hoisted her kite, had a massive broach, and was on her side for some minutes during which time Anchor Challenge passed as did Tiger and other boats in the fleet.

In the final result Anchor Challenge was first over the water beating Tiger. However, when the handicap was applied, Tiger had beaten Anchor Challenge by 5 seconds with Aguila third. Flasheart, a visitor from Britain, had a pitch pole type gybe resulting in the injury of a crew member. After medical attention the injured sailor was well enough to attend the Quarter Ton reception at the Trident Hotel so thankfully all is alright in the world. The interesting thing for tomorrow is that Tiger and Aguila are both on equal 10 points followed by Anchor Challenge on 12 and, equally interesting Blackfun and John Twomey's Shillelagh are on equal points of 24 each.

In Class Zero IRC Antix had two firsts and with the help of Olympian son Peter, and all the Antix high powered crew, achieved speeds of up to 19.5kts in the conditions. Now that a discard has been applied Jump Juice has come up the ladder and lies second going into tomorrow's racing followed by Independent Bear and Gloves Off on 15 points each.

In Class One IRC the 21 boat fleet includes seven J109s, in itself a class within a class, and is providing fiercely competitive sailing in this tightly fought class. EOS leads on 10 points, with Jelly Baby on 13 points, followed by Storm on 19 points and with Robert O'Leary's Antix Beag on 24 points and having enjoyed a tremendous first place today.

Class Two IRC were sailing windward/leeward courses down off the Sovereign Islands and here the Sigma 33s and Corby 25s are battling it out for the top of the leaderboard. Tim Goodbody's White Mischief leads on 13 points with Yanks ¢ ffrancs on 18 points followed by another Corby, Allure, on 22 points and with Clem and Wendy McElligott's Sigma 33 on 31.5 points.

So, tomorrow will be interesting to say the least. Perhaps a windy day but we hope, without the rain.

However, this writer has a feeling that the surge of interest tomorrow will veer towards the awarding of the new Michelle Dunne Prix d'Elegance Trophy. It will indeed be a proud owner that will be the recipient of this magnificent trophy and we all eagerly await the outcome.

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Recently crowned National champion Anthony O'Leary had to be content with second in yesterday's coastal course of the Sovereign's Cup when Neil White's Independent Bear bested the Royal Cork champion in the opening race of the four day regatta. Ten boats are competing in Class Zero.


Gloves Off, third in Class Zero. Photo: Bob Bateman

Waterford Harbour's Shane Statham leads Cruiser TwoI IRC after the first two windward-leeward races. The opening races were sailed in 12-15 knot perfect north-westerly breezes allowing the Kinsale event to live up to its pre-event billing as the south coast's biggest and best sailing event of 2011. 23 boats are competing in Class two.


Tight racing with the J109s. Photo: Bob Bateman

In Class One, last weekend's Irish Cruiser Racing Association champion, Pat Kelly's J109 Storm from Howth, ended in fifth place. Rival Cork sistership Jelly Baby took the honours. 21 are competing.


Quarter ton action. Photo: Bob Bateman

In Class 3 IRC (the Quarter ton Class) Eamonn Rohan's Anchor Challenge has the lead from Aguilla (Rob Gray) with Tiger (Kenefick/Kenefick/O'Brien) now third. Racing continues this morning and continues through til Saturday. 12 are competing.


Provisional (overall) results after day one – Class 0 IRC (Coastal): 1st Independent Bear (N White); 2nd Antix; 3rd Gloves Off (K Twomey).

Class 1 IRC (Coastal): 1st Jelly Baby (Nagle and O'Mahony); 2nd EOS (Dave Scott); 3rd Jetstream (Redden Bros). Class 2 IRC: 1st Slack Alice (Shane Strattan); 2nd Yanks $ Francs (Vinnie O'Shea); 3rd White Mischief (Timothy Goodbody).

Class 3 IRC (Quarter ton Class): 1st Anchor Challenge (Eamonn Rohan); 2nd Aguilla (Rob Gray); 3rd Tiger (Kenefick/Kenefick/O'Brien).

Class 5 IRC: 1st. Samba (John and Pat Downing) 2nd Orna (Philip Dilworth). 3rd. VSOP: (Donal McCarthy).

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Torpedoes and bulbs will be a topic of conversation in Kinsale this week at the Sovereign's Cup. The much sought after Kiwi Quarter tonner, Black Fun that competed in last week's ICRA Nats is entered for the regatta and eagle eyed photographer Bob Bateman snapped the quarter tonner in the Royal Cork boat park.


Acoording to Wicklow based yacht designer Mark Mills, the magic behind any bulb is in separating the two functions of a keel: low vertical centre of gravity (vcg) and lift. A fin keel usually by the time it has enough lead in it for stability will be larger than required for lift (see the standard 1/4 ton keel). The bulb gets one job done by getting the most weight down low, while the fin can be sized for the right amount of lift - as long as that is enough to keep the bulb attached.


Bulb keel technology on Black Fun


Black Fun puts her bulb to good use off Roches Point



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A retro class of sailing boats will give a shot in the arm to the two major south-coast regattas this June. Although its heyday was 30 years ago, the revitalised Quarter Ton class in Britain and Ireland, is experiencing a new lease of life.

Up to 25 Quarter Tonners have signed up for Cork harbour's Irish Cruiser (ICRA) National Championships and the Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale – only a week separates the two fixtures. (Latest Sovereigns Cup news here)

The budget-minded class has been back building numbers steadily since 2001 when Peter Morton revived the class on the south coast of England. Now over 40 boats compete in Britain and up to 10 will visit Cork this summer after a successful trial here two years ago.

From June 17th they'll go head to head with a number of hot Irish campaigns that have emerged in the last 12 months, including the host port's "Tiger" (O'Brien, Kenefick and Kenefick), Eamon Rohan's recently refurbished Anchor Challenge and Dún Laoghaire's Supernova, skippered by Ken Lawless.


The crew of Anchor Challenge Complete a gybe. Photo: Bob Bateman


For this year's event, some of these dated 24-26 footers are being pulled from hedgerows and fields rather than building new ones.

Last raced in the 1980s, others are getting the full make-over and have been extensively remodelled for today's IRC handicap rule.

"Budget sailing with five friends, that's the ethos", claims Kinsale skipper Ian Travers about the style of the passe class.

The current fleet contains boats from €6,000 to €30,000, the more expensive boats having extensive optimisation and new sail plans.

It's well within the rules to alter rudders and keels but hull shapes must stay original.

To qualify to race in the Quarter Ton cup, a boat must fall within the old IOR rule or be a production boat derivative. This means many mainstream class-three craft such as Farr 727s, GK24s, Starflash 26s and Boleros all qualify.

Travers reckons therefore a potential Irish fleet could reach 50 boats, if enough owners showed interest.

One boat of particular interest in June will be "Black Fun" a fully refurbished and IRC optimised 1977 Laurie Davidson- designed Quarter Tonner.

Back then she was the top Quarter Tonner in New Zealand but for financial reasons did not make the journey to Finland to compete in the Quarter Ton Cup that year. Now, 34 years later, the current owners are shipping her from New Zealand to compete in this year's cup in Cowes in July but beforehand will compete in both Irish regattas as warm-ups.

And in further good news for the ICRA event a west coast cruiser fleet have confirmed that at least 15 boats will be entering the national championships.

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The Half Ton Class was created by the Offshore Racing Council for boats within the racing band not exceeding 22'-0". The ORC decided that the rule should "....permit the development of seaworthy offshore racing yachts...The Council will endeavour to protect the majority of the existing IOR fleet from rapid obsolescence caused by ....developments which produce increased performance without corresponding changes in ratings..."

When first introduced the IOR rule was perfectly adequate for rating boats in existence at that time. However yacht designers naturally examined the rule to seize upon any advantage they could find, the most noticeable of which has been a reduction in displacement and a return to fractional rigs.

After 1993, when the IOR Mk.III rule reached it termination due to lack of people building new boats, the rule was replaced by the CHS (Channel) Handicap system which in turn developed into the IRC system now used.

The IRC handicap system operates by a secret formula which tries to develop boats which are 'Cruising type' of relatively heavy boats with good internal accommodation. It tends to penalise boats with excessive stability or excessive sail area.


The most significant events for the Half Ton Class has been the annual Half Ton Cup which was sailed under the IOR rules until 1993. More recently this has been replaced with the Half Ton Classics Cup. The venue of the event moved from continent to continent with over-representation on French or British ports. In later years the event is held biennially. Initially, it was proposed to hold events in Ireland, Britain and France by rotation. However, it was the Belgians who took the ball and ran with it. The Class is now managed from Belgium. 

At A Glance – Half Ton Classics Cup Winners

  • 2017 – Kinsale – Swuzzlebubble – Phil Plumtree – Farr 1977
  • 2016 – Falmouth – Swuzzlebubble – Greg Peck – Farr 1977
  • 2015 – Nieuwport – Checkmate XV – David Cullen – Humphreys 1985
  • 2014 – St Quay Portrieux – Swuzzlebubble – Peter Morton – Farr 1977
  • 2013 – Boulogne – Checkmate XV – Nigel Biggs – Humphreys 1985
  • 2011 – Cowes – Chimp – Michael Kershaw – Berret 1978
  • 2009 – Nieuwpoort – Général Tapioca – Philippe Pilate – Berret 1978
  • 2007 – Dun Laoghaire – Henri-Lloyd Harmony – Nigel Biggs – Humphreys 1980~
  • 2005 – Dinard – Gingko – Patrick Lobrichon – Mauric 1968
  • 2003 – Nieuwpoort – Général Tapioca – Philippe Pilate – Berret 1978

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