The scene is set for today’s tenth edition of Kinsale Yacht Club’s biennial Sovereign’s Cup with an entry of 93-boats.
Last night skippers and crews attended the venue for a pre-regatta briefing and this morning’s racing is expected to get off to a gentle start with only light winds forecast. Scroll down the page for Bob Bateman’s social shots from last night’s opening.
Regatta Director Mike Walsh opened the Cup event in bright sunshine to the applause of competitors. This years event sponsored by Covestone Asset Management see’s ninety three boats across all classes compete for the overall trophy the Sovereigns Cup.
A warm day with the lightest of breezes complimented by some warm sunshine provided competitors with the ideal conditions to complete their final preparations. Boats that needed to be craned in now sit alongside the marina ready to go with crews having put in the final tweaks to their rigs. Elsewhere, delivery crews unloaded non-essential equipment and switched to racing sails. Around Kinsale Yacht Club itself, a pleasant buzz of activity was evident throughout the day as those with jobs to do went about them in the pleasant conditions, while those who can afford to sit and watch the world go by had plenty to entertain them![button link=”#http://afloat.ie/sail/events/sovereigns-cup/item/22291-kinsales-sovereigns-cup-this-weeks-focus-for-irish-sailing” color=”black”] Continue reading @Afloat …[/button]