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Swuzzlebubble skippered by Phil Plumtree (UK) leads at Kinsale's Half Ton Cup
Winds in excess of 30–knots off the Old Head of Kinsale forced the abandonment of the programme for Day 3 of the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club, Ireland. Although the conditions had eased by…
Phil Plumtree’s Swuzzlebubble leads at the Half ton Cup. Scroll down the page for gallery of photos
Phil Plumtree’s Swuzzlebubble found form on the second day of racing at the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club with two wins and two second places during a long day afloat sailed in ideal conditions.…
Consistent sailing for Nigel Biggs put the British team in the lead of the Half Ton Cup in Kinsale
Nigel Biggs on his newly-refurbished Checkmate XVIII leads the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club after a rain-soaked opening day but only two points separate first to fourth places. Although Phil Plumtree’s two-times past champion…
Nigel Biggs' Checkmate XVIII, the UK entry came to the assistance of a Finnish rival in Kinsale as the call went out for a spare mast
As the 21-strong fleet (just two down from expectations in March) for the Euro Car Parks Half Ton Classics Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club prepares for race one this morning, a race against time has been ongoing since Friday to…
Dave Cullen’s recent victories on Checkmate XV at Dun Laoghaire Regatta and the Sovereigns Cup places him best of the home fleet
With a 21-strong record entry, three new boats, a formidable defending title-holder and a two-times runner-up all in the mix, next month’s Euro Car Parks sponsored Half Ton Classics Cup has all the ingredients for a memorable championship from Sunday…
European Medals Winner Gina Griffin from Kinsale Yacht Club. Scroll down for homecoming gallery below
European Medals Winner Gina Griffin arrived home today from Polands to a hero's welcome at Cork Airport. Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Tom Roche led the KYC welcoming party, along with family and many friends from the KYC Sailability Class. Griffin…
Irish Sailing President Jack Roy on duty as Race Officer at June's ICRA National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
This summer I’ll be wearing two hats – one as President of Irish Sailing, and the other as a Race Official at several events, and a very busy summer it is proving to be writes Jack Roy It’s been a…
The all conquering Fools Gold crew from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club with the 2017 Sovereign's Cup. Straight wins across the series - a string of six bullets - in Class 1 IRC which was the largest division with 16 boats out of the 98-strong fleet meant Rob McConnell’s result was the best score of the event. Pictured (Back row) left to right: Roy Darrer - Helm Stephen McConnell - Bow Rob McConnell - Skipper Aaron Power - Trimmer 2 Dougie Power - Mast  Graham Curran - Trimmer 1  (Front row) left to right: Stephen Ryan - Backup Trimmer Marcella Connolly - Mid-bow Greg Morrisey  - Pit Tom Fitzpatrick -Tactician. Not pictured: Brian Heneghan
The standout performance of the 2017 O'Leary Life Sovereign’s Cup was Rob McConnell’s Fool’s Gold, with a string of six bullets in a Class 1 IRC fleet jam-packed with top-notch racers and no less than eleven J109s writes Peadar Murphy.…
Great racing in great conditions for the second day of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale today
The halfway stage of the O’Leary Life Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club was marked by perfect sailing conditions today with the 98-strong fleet revelling in the steadily building breeze that topped out with 25 knot gusts and brilliant sunshine…
A class two start on day two of the O'Leary Life Sovereigns Cup off Kinsale. Scroll down for photo gallery
There were ideal sailing conditions off Kinsale today for the second day of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup.  Medium to heavy winds and sunshine delivered another racing programme, mostly incident-free. A turnout of 98 boats from around Ireland and further…
In winning form, Rob McConnell's Fools Gold from WHSC is in the lead of Class One at the Sovereign's Cup
Rob McConnell’s Fool’s Gold from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club won both races of the first day of the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup in Division One, the largest fleet in the event with 18 entries, a result only matched elsewhere in…
Who will win the Sovereign's Cup 2017 – Check out our class predictions below
With about 100–boats entered for the first races of O'Leary Life & Pensions Sovereigns Cup this afternoon, there are plenty of good boats capable of winning in each class in Kinsale's biennial Grand Prix Regatta. Sticking its neck out, here…
Racing at KYC's Bertoletti Trophy Race last night in Kinsale. Scroll down for Bob Bateman's photo gallery
Kinsale Yacht Club's postponed Bertoletti Trophy Race – staged annually in memory of club steward Mario Bertoletti – was held last night, ideal timing for a last minute tune–up before Kinsale's big event of the the season, the O'Leary Life…
A beautiful sight for the sea-battered mariner. Hospitable Kinsale and its marina opens to view as you sail in past the forts
The people of Ireland – sailors and farmers alike - are gasping for a bit of real summer. But with Met Eireann predicting that next week will be favourable for hay-making, there’s a dilemma for grassland farmers who like a…
Flag raisers– (from left) Ian Diamond, An Taisce, Gavin Deane of Royal Cork and Senator Gerry Buttimer raise Royal Cork Marina's Blue Flag in Crosshaven yesterday
Seven Irish Marinas were awarded Blue Flags yesterday at the annual awards scheme hosted by Royal Cork Yacht Club in Cork Harbour. Royal Cork's own marina was one of the seven facilities to receive an award. Greencastle Marina in County Donegal raises the…
142 Optimists are heading for Kinsale this weekend
142 boats across the 3 fleets are confirmed for this weekend's Munster Optimist Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club this weekend. Six races are scheduled over the two days. The Senior and Junior fleets will race outside the harbour, weather permitting,…

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