The Custom Rigging Frostbites at Kinsale Yacht Club got off to a great start on a beautiful sunny Sunday with a medium SW breeze rather than the forecasted gale.
Race Officer John Stallard assisted by Sue Horgan aboard the lovely Destiny (Bruce & June Matthews) got the three fleets off to a prompt start 1100 HRS immediately followed by two further races with everybody ashore at 1430 HRS in time for a hot soup in the club.
Three fleets raced (Squibs, Topper and Lasers) with 20 boats in all.
The racing was very tight with no quarter given and the points spread is very close going into day two.
The nine boat Squib fleet was led by Allegro (Colm Dunne & Rob Gill) who got three firsts on the day with Outlaw (Ian Travers & Keith O’Riordan) close behind with three seconds and Badger (J Condell & J Cochrane) lying third overall with two third’s in race one and two followed by a fifth in race three.
In the four boat Laser Fleet, Dorothy Matthews dominated with three firsts followed by Robert McGarvey with two seconds and a third. Rory Carroll came third on the day, just a nose ahead of Gary Horgan as they both scored 11 points each.
The Seven Toppers were led by Frances Corkery with two firsts and a third closely followed by Francesca Lewis who showed consistency by scoring three seconds and Hanna Ackerlind came third overall having scored a first and two thirds.
It will all start again next Sunday 10th at 1100 HRS.