Allianz and Afloat - Supporting Irish Boating

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Kinsale League Concludes on Saturday

27th April 2010
Kinsale League Concludes on Saturday

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 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 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
final day.

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

Published in Kinsale Team

About The Author Team

Email The Author is Ireland's dedicated marine journalism team.

Have you got a story for our reporters? Email us here.

We've got a favour to ask

More people are reading than ever thanks to the power of the internet but we're in stormy seas because advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. Unlike many news sites, we haven’t put up a paywall because we want to keep our marine journalism open. is Ireland's only full–time marine journalism team and it takes time, money and hard work to produce our content.

So you can see why we need to ask for your help.

If everyone chipped in, we can enhance our coverage and our future would be more secure. You can help us through a small donation. Thank you.

Direct Donation to Afloat button

Kinsale Yacht Club located in Kinsale, County Cork lies just 120 nautical miles from Wales, 240 from North West France and only 500 from the Galician Coast of North Spain.

Kinsale Yacht Club is only a few minutes walk from every shop, hotel, pub and restaurant in Ireland’s gourmet capital but most significantly it is only 30 km by road from Cork, Ireland’s second city, and between the two lies one the region’s main assets - Cork International Airport - with its daily links to many European capitals.

Club members, of which there are more than 600, race Cruisers, One Design Keelboats and Dinghies.

The club runs inshore and offshore races, has an active cruising scene, a powerboat section and most significantly for any real club, a strong and dynamic junior training programme.

Beyond the club’s own marina is the club house itself and the dinghy park. Within the clubhouse are changing rooms, bar and restaurant all with full wheelchair access. The club’s full-time secretariat, steward and marina manager are there to look after sailing visitors and members alike in a relaxed, informal and fun environment.

The club welcomes new members and has always got room on its members’ yachts for new comers to the sport.

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Car Brands

subaru sidebutton

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton dob
isora sidebutton

Featured Events 2021

vdlr21 sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

quantum sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating