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Sponsor Wins Own Race at Kinsale Yacht Club's April League

30th April 2018
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James Matthews and the Diamond crew in winning form James Matthews and the Diamond crew in winning form Photo: Bob Bateman
  • Event Sponsor James Matthews was back in form and Diamond regained the IRC trophy secured last year.
  • Conor Phelan’s Jump Juice first place on the water secured the overall winners spot for IRC Class 1 over Denis Murphy’s Nieulargo
  • Peter Collins maintained the impressive form of his Olsen 30 to take line honours

The Child of Prague was put out on Friday night and for the second week in a row, competitors in the Matthews Helly Hansen sponsored April League hosted by Kinsale Yacht Club enjoyed a spell of sunshine that was decent enough to warrant dusting off the factor 50 sun cream writes Michael Walsh.

Once enough breeze had filled, PRO Denis Kieran called for the AP to be removed to allow the day’s proceedings and some more champagne sailing to get underway across Kinsale’s Outer Harbour.

The light north easterly breeze was due to shift southwards which ultimately it did, meaning the Round the Cans course from Bullens Bay over to the Sovereigns Islands allowed for plenty of sunny photographs of boats finishing under full spinnakers at the Bulman buoy.

Conor Phelan’s Jump Juice first place on the water secured the overall winners spot for IRC Class 1 over Denis Murphy’s Nieulargo , with Paul Tingle’s Alpaca completing the rout for the Crosshaven fleet.

Kieran Collins maintained the impressive form of his Olsen 30 to take line honours from KYCs Finny O Regan in IRC Class 2 and secured the silverware for Crosshaven in this fleet for both IRC and Echo . 

Event Sponsor James Matthews was back in form and Diamond regained the IRC trophy secured last year. Headcase finished in second place and Flyover in third.

A special mention of thanks to Rear Commodore Susan Horgan for organizing the barrebue and for her dedicated assistance on the Race Management Team for the whole series. Also a huge thanks to Race Officer Denis Kieran and to Tony & Ciara O’Brien for providing such a warm welcome and wonderful refreshments each week aboard committee boat White Tiger.

Overall results for the Matthews Helly Hansen April League:

Class 1 IRC : Conor Phelan’s Jump Juice

Class 1 Echo: Denis Murphy Nieulargo

Class 2 IRC: Kieran Collins’s Oracle IV

Class 2 Echo: Kieran Collins’s Oracle IV

Class 3 IRC: James Matthews’s Diamond

Class 3 Echo: O ‘Halloran & Helstern Headcase

Whitesail: Sammy Cohen’s Gunsmoke II

See photos from KYC league here

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