Axiom Private Client League final race decides three classes off Kinsale (Photo Gallery)

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The overall lead changed in three of the four classes following the final race of Kinsale Yacht Club’s Axiom Private Clients Spring Series on Saturday.

Ending in West Cork style, the wind picked up, the sun rose and the Dolphins put on a magical show for the fourth and final race which also counts for SCORA series points.

Light southwesterly winds of five knots led KYC Race Officer Donal Hayes to lay a weather mark, followed by a race around existing club marks in the outer harbor before reaching a finish in the port.

Kinsale Yacht Club Axiom Private Clients Spring Series Winners Photo: Bob Bateman

IRC fleet 0 and 1

J/109' Artful DodJer skippered by Finbarr O'Regan of Kinsale was the winner of the Zero/One classJ/109 ‘Artful DodJer skippered by Finbarr O’Regan of Kinsale was the winner of the Zero/One class Photo: Bob Bateman

Third overall yacht last week, J/109′ Artful DodJer skippered by Finbarr O’Regan of Kinsale won the IRC overall prize after a victory in the final race yesterday, but only by the tighter on points as the top three all finished on a clean six points overall.

Former leader Reavra Too, an Elan 333 skippered by Stephen Lysaght finished second overall with RCYC’s J/122 1Jelly Baby (Brian Jones) third in the seven-boat fleet.

IRC Fleet 2

Overall winner of the IRC Royal Cork Albin Express North Star skippered by Fiona Young at Teammates Weather and second overall Conor Phelan's Anchor ChallengeOverall winner of the IRC Royal Cork Albin Express North Star skippered by Fiona Young at Teammates Weather and second overall Conor Phelan’s Anchor Challenge Photo: Bob Bateman

The final race brought no change to the general classification in IRC Two. With three straight wins, Royal Cork Albin Express North Star skippered by Fiona Young was the clear winner with three points in the six-boat IRC Two fleet ahead of teammate Conor Phelan’s Farr Quarter Tonner Anchor Challenge with six points.

Third was Dubois Quarter Tonner of Kieran Kelleher/Colman Garvey, Diamond with seven points.

White Sails 1 Echo Fleet

Mike MacCarthy's Royal Cork Dehler 40, JolastanMike McCarthy’s Royal Cork Dehler 40, Jolastan Photo: Bob Bateman

After four races sailed, Batt and Helen O’Leary took on the fleet of six White Sails 1 Echo boats in Sweet Dreams, a Sun Odyssey 36, but it was a close battle with Mike McCarthy’s Royal Cork Dehler 40, Jolastan second on the same six points. Third was James Matthews’ Fiscala out of nine.

White Sails 2 echo fleet

Sam Cohen's First 32, Gunsmoke 2Sam Cohen’s first 32, Gunsmoke 2 Photo: Bob Bateman

Leading the seven-boat fleet is Sam Cohen’s First 32, Gunsmoke 2 with five points. Dermot Lanigan’s Dufour 365 Privateer finished second out of seven. Nigel Dann and Vincent Murphy’s First 345 Val Kriss also took third out of seven

See full results here

Kinsale Yacht Club Spring League Race Four Photo Gallery by Bob Bateman

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