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Grand Soleil Nieulargo in Charge after Strong Wind Axiom Private Clients Race off Kinsale (Photo Gallery)

25th April 2022
The Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo (Annamarie & Denis Murphy) from Royal Cork (right, above) has taken the overall lead in IRC Zero in the KYC Axiom Private Clients
The Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo (Annamarie & Denis Murphy) from Royal Cork (right, above) has taken the overall lead in IRC Zero and One in the KYC Axiom Private Clients Series

Kinsale is the southernmost point of the Wild Atlantic Way and yesterday's conditions outside this West Cork Harbour lived up to their billing in the third race of Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom Private Clients Series.

A lumpy sea and a force 4/5 easterly wind gave KYC Race Officers the opportunity to lay a weather mark close to the Sovereign's Isles followed by racing around existing marks in the outer harbour before a reach to the finish off Charles Fort.

It was a dull day that brightened up midway through the race. 

The course for the third race of Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom Private Clients SeriesThe course for the third race of Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom Private Clients Series

IRC 0 and 1 Fleet

J/122 Jelly Baby Revels in Strong WindsThe Royal Cork J/122 Jelly Baby Photo: Bob Bateman

Last week's third overall yacht, the Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo (Annamarie & Denis Murphy) from Royal Cork has taken the overall lead in IRC Zero and One fleet. One time leader Reavra Too, an Elan 333 skippered by Stephen Lysaght is now in second with Kinsale club mate Finbarr O'Regan in the J/109 'Artful DodJer' now in third place in the seven boat fleet.

IRC 2 Fleet

Royal Cork Albin Express North Star skippered by Fiona YoungRoyal Cork Albin Express North Star skippered by Fiona Young Photo: Bob Bateman

There is no stopping the march of the Royal Cork Albin Express North Star skippered by Fiona Young who is a clear leader in the six-boat IRC Two fleet ahead of Conor Phelan's Farr Quarter Tonner Anchor Challenge. 

Conor Phelan's Farr Quarter Tonner Anchor ChallengeConor Phelan's Farr Quarter Tonner Anchor Challenge Photo: Bob Bateman

Third is Kieran Kelleher/Colman Garvey's Dubois Quarter Tonner, Diamond.

White Sails 1 Echo Fleet

James Matthews' Fiscala from KinsaleJames Matthews' Fiscala from Kinsale Photo: Bob Bateman

After three races sailed, Batt & Helen O'Leary lead the six-boat White Sails 1 Echo Fleet in Sweet Dreams, a Sun Odyssey 36 from James Matthews' Fiscala. Mike MacCarthy's Royal Cork Dehler 40, Jolastan is third.

Mike MacCarthy's Royal Cork Dehler 40, JolastanMike MacCarthy's Royal Cork Dehler 40, Jolastan Photo: Bob Bateman

White Sails 2 Echo Fleet

Patrick Beckett's Tofinou 8 Miss CharliePatrick Beckett's Tofinou 8 Miss Charlie

Leading the seven-boat fleet is Sam Cohen's First 32, Gunsmoke 2. Albert O'Neill's Feeling 326 Sallybelle is second with Patrick Beckett's Tofinou 8 Miss Charlie now third.

See full results here

The concluding race of the series is next Saturday (not Sunday).

Kinsale Yacht Club Racing Photo Gallery by Bob Bateman

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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.

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