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Custom Rigging Frostbites at Kinsale Yacht Club

by Michele Kennelly 9 Mar 07:03 GMT
Custom Rigging Frostbites at Kinsale Yacht Club Prize Giving © Michele Kennelly

The Custom Rigging Frostbites at Kinsale Yacht Club finished in very challenging conditions with 19 - 21 knots, gusting 27 - 30 knots.

Seven Toppers entered the Frostbites, five of whom took to the water today. Hannah Akerlind took pole position and the Destiny trophy with Harvey Matthews 2nd and Frances Corkery 3rd. Edward Baker and Daniel Mallon retired before finishing. Given that the winds were at the top of their range the decision was made to send them home after the 1st race.

Francesca Lewis sailed her Laser 4.7 for the series, unfortunately no other Lasers sailed but this did not deter Francesca who persevered and completed the series.

There were eleven Squibs in the fleet. Allegro, Colm Dunne & Rob Gill, won the series with seven bullets and two 3rd places, which they were able to discard. Outlaw, Ian Travers & Keith O'Riordan were a close second with two 1st and five 2nd places. Longshot, Sean O'Riordan & Harry Lewis, were 3rd overall.

In Squib Echo positions were reversed with Outlaw 1st and Allegro in 2nd place. Sibu, Geraldine & Denis Kieran took 3rd.

Many thanks to Custom Rigging for sponsoring the event, Bruce & June Matthews for the use of Destiny as committee boat, to Race Officers John Stallard & Michele Kennelly and to all the RIB drivers and crew.

Overall Results:


PosSail NoHelm NamePts
1st47661Hannah Akerlind6
2nd48184Frances Corkery11
3rd48089Harvey Matthews18
4th48052Edward Baker22
5th48055Daniel Mallon37
6th47495Olan Dillon38
7th47635Lucy Foster43


PosBoat NameSail NoHelmCrewClubPts
1stAllegro134Colm DunneRob GillKYC7
2ndOutlaw785Ian TraversKeith O'RiordanKYC12
3rdLongshot781Sean O'RiordanHarry LewisKYC25
4thFifty Shades42Cliodhna O'ReganColm DalyKYC34
5thEspresso150Victor FuscoRuth FuscoKYC38
6thMucky Duck51Michael O'SullivanSean O'SullivanKYC39.5
7thPlan B494Pat SalterJune McCabeKYC45
8thSibu704Geraldine KieranDenis KieranKYC45
9thVitamin C713 Clem McElligottWendy McElligottRCYC56.5
10thSonata654 Nigel DannGer SheeranKYC64
11thSensation523Denis CudmoreBrid CudmoreKYC76

Squib (Echo)

PosBoat NameSail NoHelm NameCrew NameClubPts
1stOutlaw785Ian TraversKeith O'RiordanKYC17
2ndAllegro134Colm DunneRob GillKYC19
3rdSibu704Geraldine KieranDenis KieranKYC26.5
4thEspresso150Victor FuscoRuth FuscoKYC29
5thLongshot781Sean O'RiordanHarry LewisKYC34
6thPlan B494Pat SalterJune McCabeKYC35
7thMucky Duck51Michael O'SullivanSean O'SullivanKYC37
8thFifty Shades42Cliodhna O'ReganColm DalyKYC37.5
9thSonata654Nigel DannGer SheeranKYC40
10thVitamin Sea713Clem McElligottWendy McElligottRCYC49
11thSensation523Denis CudmoreBrid CudmoreKYC63

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