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O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup Regatta at Kinsale Yacht Club - Day 3

by Bobby Nash 28 Jun 2019 21:17 BST 26-29 June 2019

Following cancellation of Thursday's programme due to gale conditions, racing at the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale Yacht Club resumed yesterday with weather again holding the upper hand.

Dense fog covered the course area for the entire day while a moderate breeze kept the left-over swell from the previous day's gale towards the challenging end of the scale at around three metres for the most part. Race management teams opted to sail round the cans courses for the cruiser racers while one-designs were given a short windward-leeward course.

However, the poor visibility meant the one-designs could only have one race while the remainder of the event completed the programme for the day.

That leaves the overall standings going into the final day on Saturday split between knife-edge results or clean sweeps.

In the largest fleet of the event, Nigel Biggs Checkmate XVIII leads Division 2 on IRC but national champion Michael Wright on Mata from Howth Yacht Club won both of the day's races and is poised to draw level on the final day.

Division 1 will come down to the final races as Richard Colwell and John Murphys' lead on Outrajeous from Howth YC comes under pressure from Brian Jones Jelly Baby from the Royal Cork YC.

Amongst the White Sails classes, John Twomey from Kinsale YC extended his lead on Shillelagh with another race win for the day. Summing up the series so far, he said: "The weather is boss!"

Fine and light conditions are forecast for the final day when the 1720 Sportsboat will be hoping to add more races to their single result that saw Ross McDonald on Ropedock Atara from Howth YC take the lead over Anthony O'Leary's Antix from the Royal Cork YC.

Full results available here.

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