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Kinsale Keelboat Regatta 2018 Won By Dragon Little Fella & Squib Allegro

14th May 2018
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Dragon Winner Little Fella (211) Dragon Winner Little Fella (211) Photo: Siobhan Keane Hopcraft

Sunshine and sparkling waters provided the backdrop to an excellent sailing weekend at Kinsale Yacht Club.

Sponsored by Barry Ryan, the Kinsale Keelboat Regatta was sailed over two days and provided championship windward leeward competition with a particularly stiff wind late on Sunday giving a spectacular finish to this long established event.

With a first gun each day at 1155 HRS, six races were sailed off Kinsale Harbour between Bulman Rock and Black Head. The Squib fleet was dominated by Allegro (134) finishing up with six points after a discard scoring five bullets in all. Outlaw (785) and Sensation (523) had a good tussle for second place with Outlaw just clinching it in the end.

squib 134 AllegroSquib winner 134 Allegro

The Dragon fleet were more equally matched on day one but Little Fella (211) got into its stride on day two and scored three firsts romping home with six points overall followed by Serafina (180) and Grey Hare (188) on ten and sixteen points respectively. In addition to local Kinsale Dragons, excellent competition was provided by two visiting Glandore yachts, the elegant green Aphrodite (110) and shiny white Laurus (131).

KYC Commodore Dave O’Sullivan and team officiated.

Results -

Squibs 
Allegro (134) Dunne & Ward
Outlaw (785) Travers & O’Riordan
Sensation (523) Cudmore & Cudmore

Dragons 
Little Fella (211) Good, Kingston & Furney.
Seraphear (180) Cotter, Murphy & Goggin
Grey Hare (188) Kingston, Kingston & Lewis.

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