Bob Bateman was afloat today to capture the latest Spring sailing off Kinsale Yacht Club, a month long sailing series that has been sailed in sunshine so far each Sunday and today's Bank holiday Monday race was no different. Scroll down for photos, there are some nice shots of John Twomey's Sonar, Shillelagh.
Today's racing was sailed in a north east 8 knot breeze. An ebb tide flowing out of Kinsale harbour gave a good beat on the windward/leeward course, leaders tacking up the western shore.
The first round the weather mark was Anchor sailed by Ian Travers with sailmaker Nigel Young on board.
Winds dropped during the day but filled in again from the South East.
Classes 0, 1, 2 were on a round the cans course taking the Bullman buoy as weather mark before going on a two sail reach to Sovereigns Islands and a run out to SE mark.
Racing co ntinued all day and a weary class 2 only returned to the harbour after 5pm.
Racing concludes next saturday followed by a prize giving Dinner.