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Kinsale Sailors Battle Blustery Conditions in La Bougie Mid Week Series

19th May 2024

The third race of Kinsale Yacht Club's La Bougie Midweek Cruiser-Racer Series on May 15th presented challenging conditions for sailors. Easterly winds, gusting up to 15 knots, tested their skills.

In the Class One IRC category, Finbarr O’Regan’s J109 Artful Dodger again demonstrated its prowess, securing the top position. Stephen Lysaght’s Reavra Too put up a strong fight but settled for second place. In the ECHO division, Peter Donegan’s Jalapeño claimed victory, with Reavra Too securing the second-place finish.

Class Two IRC witnessed an impressive performance from Mathilde Dingemans and Gerard Campbell’s Cirrus, which secured a decisive win. David O’Sullivan and John O’Regan’s No Notions finished second. In the Echo division, Patrick Beckett’s Miss Charlie took the top honours, with Cirrus capturing second place in this category as well.

In Class Three IRC, Alan Mulcahy’s unstoppable Apache claimed first place, extending its dominant streak. Paul Cotter and Dominic Falvey’s Swift followed closely, securing second. The Echo division saw Swift taking the lead, with Padraig O’Donovan’s Chameleon capturing a well-earned second place.

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.