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Strong Turnout of Cruisers for Axiom Spring Series at Kinsale (Photo Gallery)

2nd April 2024
Spinnaker division boats compete in good breeze and sunshine in the first race of the Axiom Spring Series for cruisers at Kinsale
Spinnaker division boats compete in good breeze and sunshine in the first race of the Axiom Spring Series for cruisers at Kinsale Credit: Bob Bateman

The Axiom Private Clients Spring Series 2024 at Kinsale Yacht Club got underway on Easter Monday with a fine turnout of over 30 cruisers and 1720 sportsboats in both the Spinnaker and Whitesail divisions.

The racing lived up to its pre-event promise to deliver an 'impressive lineup' of contenders following on from KYC's March Frank Godsell sponsored league, including visiting entries from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club, Royal Cork YC and Schull Harbour Sailing Club.

The series incorporates the SCORA League 2024.

Although raced under IRC and ECHO, the White Sails division is attracting strong interest. Alan Mulcahy's Albin Express Apache continued its strong form from March and finished top in IRC and ECHO in the nine-boat fleet, according to KYC's provisional results below.

Alan Mulcahy's Albin Express Apache is the IRC and ECHO White sail leader in Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom Spring Cruiser Series Photo: Bob BatemanAlan Mulcahy's Albin Express Apache is the IRC and ECHO White sail leader in Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom Spring Cruiser Series Photo: Bob Bateman

John O Connor's Impala 28 Fast Buck lies second on ECHO, and Patrick Beckett's Tofinou 8 Miss Charlie lies third.

In the spinnaker divisions, Kinsale Yacht Club says the first day's "results are being held over until next week to allow for redress".

Kinsale Yacht Club's 2024 Axiom Spring Cruiser Series Photo Gallery by Bob Bateman

Race Results

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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.