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Historic Kingstown to Queenstown Race Will Return in 2022

12th December 2021
File image of yacht racing in Cobh
File image of yacht racing in Cobh Credit: Bob Bateman

As noted recently on Afloat.ie, the historic Kingstown to Queenstown Race will return in 2022 in a modern-day format — reviving the tradition of a race first run in 1860.

Hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, National Yacht Club and Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA), the 270-mile offshore race will start in Dun Laoghaire (formerly Kingstown) and finish in Cork Harbour at Cobh (formerly Queenstown) — via Fastnet Rock.

Scheduled to run on the weekend of 1 July 2022, the participating fleet will have plenty of time to arrive in Cork ahead of the racing and festivities of Volvo Cork Week 2022.

The K2Q race also forms part of a busy summer calendar for both ISORA and SCORA in and around the Cork Harbour regatta — including the Round Ireland Race from 18 June and the Cork to Baltimore Race on 29 July.

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