WOW factor to the fore as Sisk sees off local challengers in Kinsale
Full race programme take place on opening day of Sovereign’s Cup
Bad Company, X-Rated and Maximus in action competing in Class 2 at the O’Leary Life Sovereign’s Cup 2019 organised by Kinsale Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport
With strong winds forecast to put day two into some doubt, it could yet be Friday before firm favourites emerge, although there are plenty of familiar names at the front of most classes.
Eight crews are contesting this division, many of which might otherwise have featured in Division 0, that only has five entries.
However, it was in this class that Frank Whelan’s Greystones Sailing Club laid to rest any doubts following the recent ICRA national championships with two wins for the day against Conor Phelan’s Jump Juice from the Royal Cork YC.
Other classes have bigger numbers where consistency is more challenging, notably in the Dragon class that is holding its national championships as part of Sovereign’s week.
Of the 17 competing boats, the top three are tied on points after two races with Martin Byrne’s Jaguar racing team from the Royal St George YC leading only on tie-break.