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Elan 333 'Reavra Too' Wins Kinsale's 40th Frank Godsell Series

28th March 2022
Sponsor Frank Godsell (centre) presents the overall trophy to Elan 333 skipper Stephen Lysaght (left) with Anthony Scannell, Vice Commodore  of Kinsale Yacht Club pictured right
Sponsor Frank Godsell (centre) presents the overall trophy to Elan 333 skipper Stephen Lysaght (left) with Anthony Scannell, Vice Commodore of Kinsale Yacht Club pictured right Credit: Bob Bateman

A nice east south-east sailing breeze brought this year's two-day Frank Godsell Mixed Cruiser League to a conclusion in Kinsale Harbour on  Sunday.

In the IRC Handicap division, first overall was the Carroll Brothers Elan 40 Chancer. Second was the Elan 333 IRC Reavra Too (Stephen Lysaght) with third place going to Colman Garvey's quarter tonner Diamond. 

On ECHO, which reflected the overall results, Lysaght was the winner with Diamond second and Chancer in third.

Anthony Scannell, Vice Commodore KYCAnthony Scannell, Vice Commodore KYC (right) makes a presentation to sponsor Frank Godsell, a sailing enthusiast, who has sponsored the series for the last forty years Photo: Bob Bateman

As it was the 40th year of Frank Godell's sponsorship of the Kinsale Yacht Club event, the sponsor presented a gift of wine to all the competitors.

Colman Garvey, skipper of DiamondColman Garvey, skipper of Diamond Photo: Bob Bateman

The Carroll Brothers Elan 40 Chancer was presented with  third overallThe Carroll Brothers Elan 40 Chancer was presented with third overall Photo: Bob Batemans

Results are 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.

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