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Matthews Helly Hansen Spring Series at Kinsale Yacht Club - Day 3

by Dave O'Sullivan 23 Apr 12:16 BST 21 April 2019
Matthews Helly Hansen Spring Series day 3 © Dave O'Sullivan

"Men Plan, God Laughs" a proverb well illustrated this in Kinsale on Sunday afternoon when the elements stole away a racing mark and forced RO Donal Hayes to abandon the race and start all over in the KYC Matthews Helly Hansen sponsored Spring Series.

The four classes returned to the start line as a substitute mark was laid and the day resumed. Winds were considerably stronger than forecast and the Eastern direction made conditions quite challenging but the Spring sunshine made it a thoroughly enjoyable outing.

Class 0 and 1 saw the honours go to Jump Juice and Jelly Baby, respectively, on both IRC and Echo. James Matthews (event sponsor) was first in Class 2 (IRC and Echo) and the stalwarts on Godot romped home in both handicaps in White Sails.

Godkin & Co. now have three bullets and look pretty unassailable in White Sails. James Matthews and Co. appear to have class 2 wrapped.

Zero and One are still anybody's to win with two races left. If you are planning on wining it is well worth remembering, Men Plan, God Laughs. All to plan for next week with first gun at 1155hrs.

Day 3 Results:

Class Zero IRC & ECHO
1. Nieulargo - D. Murphy
2. Jump Juice - C Phelan
3. Freya - C. Doyle

Class One IRC & ECHO
1. Justus - D. Buckley
2. Coracle VI - K. Collins
3. Bad Company - F. Desmond

Class Two IRC & ECHO
1. Diamond - J. Matthews
2. Flyover - D. Marchant
3. Fulmar Fever - R. Marchant

White Sail IRC & ECHO
1. Godot - J. Godkin
2. Gunsmoke II - S. Cohen
3. Miss Charlie - P. Beckett

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