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Tie-Break Decides Dragon Class at Kinsale Yacht Club's O’Leary Life Keelboat Regatta

13th May 2024
Six Dragons contested the O’Leary Life Keelboat Regatta at Kinsale Yacht Club
Six Dragons contested the O’Leary Life Keelboat Regatta at Kinsale Yacht Club

A tie-break decided the six-boat Dragon Class season opener at Kinsale Yacht Club's O’Leary Keelboat Regatta on May 12th.

With close racing over two days, James Matthews, David Good, and Fergal O’Hanlon on TBD took the trophy after six intense races. Ghost, sailed by Colm Dunne, Daniel McCloskey, and Keith Reardon, finished on the same 12 nett points.

In third place on 13 points was Scarlet Ribbons sailed by Tomas O'Brien Donal Small Conor Hemlock.

One boat made the trip from Glandore with the remaining crews made up from the home club.

Results are below

Race Results

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Published in Kinsale, Dragon Team

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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.