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Lysaght's Elan 333, Reavra Too Leads Kinsale Yacht Club's Cruiser Mid-Week Series

6th May 2024
Stephen Lysaght's Elan 333, Reavra Too (left) leads Kinsale Yacht Club's Cruiser Mid-Week Series
Stephen Lysaght's Elan 333, Reavra Too (left) leads Kinsale Yacht Club's Cruiser Mid-Week Series Credit: Bob Bateman

Kinsale Yacht Club's Cruiser Mid-Week Series, sponsored by La Bougie, kicked off with a bang on Wednesday, May 1st. The sailors were greeted with winds up to 14 knots, and flat seas, setting the stage for a great competition.

The Elan 333, Reavra Too, owned by Stephen Lysaght, dominated both the IRC 1 and Echo 1 categories, while Dave Sullivan's J80, No Notions, skillfully claimed the lead in IRC 2 and Echo 2.

Alan Mulcahy's Albin Express, Apache, commanded in IRC 3 and Echo 3.

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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.