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David Riome's Sigma 33 'Valfreya' Leads White Sails IRC 1 at Kinsale Yacht Club's TGIF Series

18th May 2024
Light winds for Denis & Mary O'Brien Citroen Car Sales sponsored ''Thank Goodness It's Friday'' Series at Kinsale
Light winds for Denis & Mary O'Brien Citroen Car Sales sponsored ''Thank Goodness It's Friday'' Series at Kinsale Credit: Bob Bateman

With two race wins, David Riome's Sigma 33 Valfreya is the White Sails IRC 1 leader on seven points after three races sailed at Kinsale Yacht Club's Friday night Denis & Mary O'Brien Citroen Car Sales sponsored ''Thank Goodness It's Friday'' Series for cruiser-racers.

There is a tie-break for second place between David O'Sullivan's XC42 Cimarron and John Stallard's Sunfast 32i, Sibone, both on ten points.

In IRC 2, Alan Mulcahy's Albin Express, Apache leads.

All yachts retired due to light winds in Friday's (May 17) race.

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.