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ICRA Nationals & Sovereign’s Cup

Friday 26th June 2015, Kinsale, Co. Cork:
Tony Hayward's Blackfun from Cowes on the edge of control on Day 3 of the ICRA Sovereigns Cup sponsored by Cork County Council as a combined entry of 109 boats from around Ireland and the UK race on three courses.  The four day series concludes on Saturday afternoon.
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In a jam-packed Event Marquee at Kinsale Yacht Club, Mike Walsh, Regatta Director for this year’s event, was Master of Ceremonies and announced Equinox as the winner of the 2015 Sovereign’s Cup.  The Howth Yacht Club boat, owned by Ross McDonald has displayed an incredible run of 6 consecutive wins over the last three days to win the title as the boat that the organising committee judged was the best performing boat in IRC!

Clubmate Maximus, owned by Paddy Kyne, ensured that Howth Yacht Club was a major winner on the evening.  Maximus, was judged the best performing boat of the regatta under the ECHO handicap.

The Michelle Dunne Prix d’Elegance, awarded in memory of a stalwart of Kinsale …

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Skilled for Gold Regatta

IMG_2214The Skilled for Gold Regatta was held Friday on the Curlane Bank in beautiful sunshine and a stiff breeze.  It was the conclusion of the Club Coaching Programme run over the month of June led by Coach Thomas Chaix.

Twenty three Optimist sailors and 11 mixed dinghies took to the water after the morning briefing.  A four race series was run off for all fleets.  The toppers, laser radial’s, laser 4.7’s and 420 then came ashore as their results were calculated using the Portsmouth Yardstick (PY) handicap system.  The top 6 optimists from the 4 race series went into a medal race.  The winner was Cathal O’Regan, 2nd Rory O’Sullivan, 3rd Emily Whitaker, 4th Conor Horgan, 5th Michael Crosbie and …

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Leinsters at Rush 2015

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Our Topper Sailors are very busy this month we had the Leinsters in Rush last weekend and they head to Antrim at the end of the week for the Irish Nationals.Our Topper sailors were also very busy with Thomas and are looking forward to the skills for gold regatta tomorrow. Thank You Thomas.

We did very well in Rush taking 7 of the top 10 places.

Tom Keal                          2nd

Maeve O Sullivan            3rd  & first girl

Caoimhe Foster               4th & 1st under 17

Molly Murphy                  5th & 2nd under 17

Cian Jones                         8th

Lucy Donworth                9th

Amy Carroll                      10th

Juliet Nyhan                     11th & 1st under 14

Mia Murphy                       14th & 2nd under 14

Paddy Cunnane                 16th

Peter Martin                        21st

Rory …

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April/May Prizegiving

IMG_1936The Optimist April/May prize giving took place recently after Tuesday night League Racing.  The full results for the Gold / Silver and Bronze Fleets can be found here and the Copper May League results are here.  Celine McGrath, Rear Admiral Dinghies was on hand to present the prizes to the winning sailors.

The Admiral, Mr Pat Lyons then presented awards from the Club to the sailors who qualified for places on IODAI Teams this Summer.  He congratulated Emily Whitaker and Robert Keal who are on the International Development Team and travel in the coming weeks to the French Nationals in Plérin.  He wished them every success at the event.  Well done to all our sailors.

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Tom Durcan and Clive O Shea on T-Bone win the 1720 National’s in Style

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Tom Durcan, Clive O Shea and Their crew are the 2015 1720 sportsboat National Champions, after a nearly unheard of winning margin in the very competitive 1720 class. Tom, Clive and their crew of Alex Barry (Helm), Peter O Leary (Tactics), Sandy Rimmington and Kate Nagle (Bow) counted 5 bullets and 2 fourth places to win with a 8 point cushion from Anthony O Leary on Antix. Report from Afloat Bellow. The club and all members would like to congratulate Tom, Clive and Their crew on a great win.”

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