Yachts that were aiming to compete in the now-cancelled Round Ireland Race are among an expected 12-boat line-up that will contest tonight's Kinsale Yacht Club Fastnet Race sponsored by UK Sailmakers Ireland.
Among the front runners for the 100-mile race are Annamarie and Denis Murphy's Grand Soliel 40, Nieulargo that was also racing last night in Royal Cork's July league in Cork Harbour. Also starting as a contender is Cian McCarthy's new Sunfast 3300, Cinnamon Girl.
Making the trip from Dublin Bay is John Treanor's Grand Soleil 34 Justina from the National Yacht Club.
Kinsale entries are expected to include Finbarr O'Regan's Artful Dodger and Tom Roche's Meridian.
The race will have an all-in start with the first gun at 6.25 pm off the Charles Fort line.
KYC will award the Fastnet Trophy to the yacht with the lowest corrected time in IRC. The Ocean Trophy shall be awarded to the yacht with the second-lowest corrected time in IRC. The Minihane Trophy shall be awarded to the yacht with the lowest corrected time in Echo. If
The forecast is for light to medium south-west winds.