North Sails LOFT NEWS
Story Contributors: Maurice O’Connell
NORTH SAILS CLIENTS AT THE SOVEREIGN CUP IN KINSALE
A Report from North Sails Ireland
Well, what an amazing event that was!
Congratulations to the team in Kinsale Yacht Club for another fabulous Sovereign Cup. We had a nice mixture of wind speeds and directions, tons of shifts, plenty of sunshine, and the odd light smattering of rain. We were thrilled to see so many of our customers on the water and you were all flying!
Your North Sails Ireland team was all afloat and racing hard. I had a fantastic time doing the tactics on Conor Phelan’s Jump Juice in the Coastal fleet, North expert Shane Hughes was mainsheet trimmer on the IRC 1 winner Snapshot and North expert Nigel Young guested on the GS37 Frank Caul’s Prince Of Tides, Fiscala the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 owned by James Matthews and the Elan 37 Cappella Of Howth owned by Graham Vickers.
We had fun each day catching up with our friends and customers every day after sailing in Kinsale YC.
North Sails powered so many class winners and stacked the podiums. It was great to see Mike and Richie Evans winning both their class and the overall trophy in their first event “out of the box”. Here’s what Mike had to say after the event:
“We chose North Sails for our new J/99 Snapshot. We were looking for all-around performance with a focus on inshore racing. The team at North sails worked with us to provide us with a wonderful suit of sails which gave us really competitive upwind and downwind performance. We are delighted with our results at our first major regatta here at Sovereigns Week.”
“The team at North sails worked with us to provide us with a wonderful suit of sails which gave us really competitive upwind and downwind performance. We are delighted with our results at our first major regatta here at Sovereigns Week.”
Another winner “out of the box” was Bob Rendell’s GS 44 Samatom. Here’s what owner Bob Rendell had to say after his epic win:
“We were delighted to take the coastal class win at Sovereigns Cup. Certainly, the new North Sails inventory made a big contribution to Samatom’s performance across the range of conditions we experienced. The service and support from Shane and the North Sails Ireland team has been crucial in getting this project off the ground so successfully.”
Here is a quick summary of our North Sails clients’ wonderful results – thank you everyone and well done!
IRC Coastal Fleet
1st Samatom – GS 44 – Bob Rendell – Howth YC
2nd* Nieulargo – GS 40 – Denis Murphy & AnneMarie Fegan
3rd Jump Juice – Ker 37 – Conor Phelan
1st Snapshot – J99 – Mike & Richie Evans – Howth YC
2nd* Artful Dodger – J109 – Finbarr O’Regan
3rd Storm II – J109 – Pat Kelly
2nd* Kind One – 1/2 Tonner – David Kelly
1st YagottaWanna – J/24 – David Lana – Royal Cork YC
White Sails 1 IRC
2nd Price Of Tides – GS37 – Frank Caul – Royal Cork YC
3rd Valfreya – Sigma 33 – David Riome & David Leonard
White Sails 2 IRC
1st Shillelagh – Blazer 23 – John Twomey – Kinsale YC
3rd* Miss Charlie – Tofinou 8 – Patrick Beckett
White Sails 1 ECHO
1st Fiscala – Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 49 – James Matthews – Kinsale YC
2nd Capella Of Kinsale – Elan 37 – Graham Vickers – Kinsale YC
3rd Prince Of Tides – GS 37 ” Frank Caul – Royal Cork YC
* denotes partial inventory
If you would like to discuss any aspect of your boat’s performance, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We’re always delighted to chat!