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Kinsale Yacht Club Fastnet Race Won By X Yacht EOS

30th May 2019
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Commodore David O'Sullivan (left) with the victorious EOS crew Commodore David O'Sullivan (left) with the victorious EOS crew

With the Kinsale Yacht Club Fastnet Race safety inspection (WS Cat 3 with Liferaft) and last minute, adjustments complete, the ten boat fleet lined up for a 1400 HRS start last Saturday writes Dave O'Sullivan. It was a tough beat into a 24-knot breeze tacking in and out of the bays along the West Cork coastline to an all but invisible Fastnet Rock shrouded in mist.

Conor Doyle's Freya rounded at 2330 HRS with EOS next at 0102 HRS followed by Finbarr O’Regan's Artful Dodger at 0215 HRS.

The offwind leg back to Kinsale involved many gybes as boats sought the advantage by playing the angles and dodging the westbound tide.

Freya finished at 0604 HRS followed by EOS at 0750 HRS and Artful Dodger at 0912 HRS. Waterford visitor the Albin Ballad Seven Whistler sailed brilliantly and finished at 1136 HRS.

Kinsale Marina was a sleepy place on Sunday afternoon with all the worn out sailors catching up on lost sleep.

The results, announced Wednesday evening after sailing, are as follows -

  1. EOS (C. McCarthy) KYC - Minihan Trophy
  2. Seven Whistler (R. Wubben) WHSC - Fastnet Trophy (for Visitors)
  3. 3. Artful Dodger (C. O’Regan) KYC
  4. Cara (F. Doyle) RCYC
  5. Freya (C. Doyle) KYC
  6. Flyover (D. Marchant) WHSC
  7. Siboney (J. Stallard) KYC
  8. Chancer (R.Carroll) KYC
  9. Blue Oyster (D. Coleman) SHSC 
  10.  Reavra Too (S. Lysaght) KYC
Published in Kinsale, ICRA
Dave O'Sullivan

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Dave O'Sullivan is Commodore of Kinsale Yacht Club

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