The May Bank Holiday saw the inaugural “Axiom One Deign Keelboat Regatta” held in Kinsale Yacht Club. 12 Squibs and five Dragons came out to do battle for the very generous prizes and newly commissioned trophy kindly sponsored by Tom Roche of “Axiom Private Clients”.
PRO Tony Ireson and his team provided great racing with six races held over the two days on a windward leeward course. Saturdays racing was held in 12-18 knots from the south west with the opening races in Dragons been taken by Little Fella sailed by Cameron Good, Simon Furney and Henry Kingston. The Squibs were having a fierce battle with places at the top constantly been swapped with National Champion James Mathews in Mucky Duck, Colm Dunne and Rob Gill in Allegro and Finbarr and Cian O’Regan in Fagin. Kevin Downey knocked in a great day with 4, 4, 5 in his new Squib Grey Matter.
Day two saw the wind blowing from due south so Tony Ireson set his line at the mouth of the harbour. Lumpy seas and slightly lighter winds made for difficult sailing but Colm Dunne and Cameron Good found the groove and extended their leads with both finishing as overall winners.
At The prize giving there was great excitement as to which boat would win the newly commissioned trophy and after the criteria was spelt out by sailing secretary John Stallard the first name to go on the trophy is Allegro sailed by Colm Dunne and Rob Gill.
Such was the success of the event club Commodore Finbarr O’ Regan was able to announce that Axiom Private Clients are to come on board for 2015 as the main sponsor and the dates were announced as May 2nd and 3rd 2015.