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Kinsale Yacht Club Fastnet Race Won By X Yacht EOS

30th May 2019
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
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Dave O'Sullivan is Commodore of Kinsale Yacht Club

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Kinsale Yacht Club located in Kinsale, County Cork lies just 120 nautical miles from Wales, 240 from North West France and only 500 from the Galician Coast of North Spain.

Kinsale Yacht Club is only a few minutes walk from every shop, hotel, pub and restaurant in Ireland’s gourmet capital but most significantly it is only 30 km by road from Cork, Ireland’s second city, and between the two lies one the region’s main assets - Cork International Airport - with its daily links to many European capitals.

Club members, of which there are more than 600, race Cruisers, One Design Keelboats and Dinghies.

The club runs inshore and offshore races, has an active cruising scene, a powerboat section and most significantly for any real club, a strong and dynamic junior training programme.

Beyond the club’s own marina is the club house itself and the dinghy park. Within the clubhouse are changing rooms, bar and restaurant all with full wheelchair access. The club’s full-time secretariat, steward and marina manager are there to look after sailing visitors and members alike in a relaxed, informal and fun environment.

The club welcomes new members and has always got room on its members’ yachts for new comers to the sport.

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