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Kinsale Yacht Club's Gunsmoke Bell Race Won By Reavra Too

27th December 2021
Yachts competing in the Kinsale Yacht Club Gunsmoke Bell Trophy Race
Yachts competing in light winds on St. Stephen's Day the Kinsale Yacht Club Gunsmoke Bell Trophy Race Credit: Bob Bateman

The weather gods were shining at Kinsale Yacht Club for the annual Gunsmoke Bell race sponsored by Sammy Cohen.

In sunny weather, a fleet of 12 boats competed for the Gunsmoke Bell trophy. Race Officer, Donal Hayes, set a course to Sandycove and back via the Bulman.

12 boats started the Kinsale Yacht Club Gunsmoke Trophy Race on Stephen's Day Photo: Bob Bateman12 boats started the Kinsale Yacht Club Gunsmoke Bell Trophy Race on Stephen's Day Photo: Bob Bateman

Reavra Too had an excellent start and found a nice line of breeze on the right-hand side of the course. White Tiger led on rounding Sandycove but in a race combining White Sails and Cruisers, it was the boats flying spinnakers that took over the lead for the remainder of the race.

Reavra Too on her way to a win in the Kinsale Yacht Club Gunsmoke Trophy. Behind Reavra Too are Chancer and Meridian Photo: Dave CullinaneStephen Lysaght’s Reavra Too on her way to a win in the Kinsale Yacht Club Gunsmoke Bell Trophy. Behind Reavra Too are Chancer and Meridian Photo: Dave Cullinane

In the All-In Echo class, it was Stephen Lysaght’s Reavra Too that won the trophy. In second place was Cathal Buckleys Tir na nÓg and in third place was the Carroll Brothers Chancer.

Results here

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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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