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Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Article and Photos by Bob Bateman and www.afloat.ie
George Sisk's new XP40 Wow was the Sovereign's Cup winner in the Coastal class, having delivered a hat-trick of wins
George Sisk’s new Xp 44 “Wow” was the Sovereign’s Cup winner in the Coastal class, having delivered a hat-trick of wins  Photo: Bob Bateman

George Sisk’s new Xp 44 Wow sailed to success in the O’Leary Life Sovereign’s Cup today beating bigger sistership the Xp 50 Freya on her home waters off Kinsale in the Regatta’s Coastal Class.

The Royal Irish Yacht Club crew led the regatta from the beginning and scored three wins in the three-race series that was cut short on Thursday due to gales.

Conor Doyle’s Freya was second overall in the eight boat class. Third was Doyle’s Royal Cork clubmate, Thomas Roche in Meridian.

Freya XP50 Conor Doyle

Conor Doyle’s Xp 50 Freya

The Coastal class enjoyed a 15 nautical-mile race today between the new racing mark at the Old Head of Kinsale Golf links and the Sovereigns rocks off Oysterhaven.

See full overall results here and read WM Nixon‘s review of the 2019 Sovereign’s Cup here.