Kinsailor, the Kinsale Yacht Club Under-25 J24 crew were the inaugural winners of the ‘Jack Roy Perpetual Trophy’, awarded to the best female helm at Saturday night’s 2023 Simply Blue Sovereign’s Cup prizegiving.
The trophy was commissioned by the club and made in West Cork.
KYC created the award as a mark of appreciation to the late Jack Roy’s running of many events for the club, particularly as Race Officer and Principal Race Officer for The Sovereign’s Cup Regatta for many years.
The club asked his wife, Rosemary, who also officiates at Sovereign’s Cup races, to present the trophy to the inaugural winners.
The Roy’s eldest daughter Jill thanked the club on behalf of the Roy family, highlighting how Jack loved everything about Kinsale Yacht Club and particularly enjoyed his involvement in the Sovereign’s Cup.
Jill Roy’s words were met with the biggest applause of the night as the packed clubhouse remembered their much-missed race officer.
We take this opportunity to also salute the great performance of Johnny Treanor placing his yacht ‘Valentina’ 2nd overall in both IRC and ECHO in the Coastal Class.