Kilcullen Voyager in first competative outing

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

ex Gamesa in her new role as Enda O'Coineen's Kilcullen Voyager in action with Hugo Boss.

Reviving a famous rivalry between the Royal Galway and Royal Cork Yacht Clubs; the 2015 Galway Plate was a brilliant race between two IMOCA 60s. Kilcullen Voyager, skippered by Enda O’Coineen faced off with Alex Thomson’s Hugo Boss in Cork Harbour.

Finishing the triangular course in under 3 hours, the boats finished a minute apart with line honors going to Hugo Boss, who stole the lead from Kilcullen Voyager with a swifter sail change. The race boasted ocean racers of the highest calibre including Mike Golding, Wouter Verbraak, Guillermo Altadill and younger talent in the form of Nico Boidevezi, Jesse Naimark-RoWse, Will Ayliffe, Dave Kenefick and Cillian McGovern.

The €10,000 prize is to be donated to the Atlantic Youth Trust and a rematch on Galway Bay aka “the blue playground” is lined up for 2016. Photo credit to Mark Killeen.

The Owen Clarke designed Open 60 Gamesa was recently purchased by Irish yachtsman and entrepeneur Enda O'Coineen via our brokerage operation OC Performance Yacht Brokerage Services.


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