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Dave O'Sullivan is Commodore of Kinsale Yacht Club

Dragon racing at the open keelboat Regatta
Calendars in Kinsale fill quickly and Sunday saw the annual Ecumenical service of Sea Sunday attract sailors and fishermen and first responders to the seaside town. The annual vintage car rally added character and colour and one mile South of…
Brian Jones’ Jelly Baby
‘O, to be in Kinsale Now that April's there’ to paraphrase the poet. A true wind, a flat sea and a warm sun reminded the combined fleet of the Matthews Helly Hansen sponsored Kinsale Yacht Club Spring Series of the…
Great sailing in today's Kinsale Yacht Club Spring league. Scroll down for photo gallery below
"Men Plan, God Laughs", a proverb well illustrated this afternoon in Kinsale when the elements stole away a racing mark and forced RO Donal Hayes to abandon the race and start all over in the Kinsale Yacht Club Matthews Helly…
Class one competitor Bad Company
Kinsale Yacht Club Marina is a hive of activity today as repairs are underway to damage sustained during the gruelling two races of the Matthews Helly Hansen series last Sunday as previously reported by Afloat here. As sails are being taken away…
Conor Doyle's X-50 Freya is third in class one on IRC and ECHO. Scroll down for photo gallery
Kinsale Yacht Club's Matthews Centre and Helly Hansen Spring Series is led by Denis Murphy's Nieulargo on IRC and ECHO after today's first race in breeze writes Dave O'Sullivan. The committee boat, White Tiger, anchored with difficulty just south of Bulman…
James Matthews and his crew on Diamond on starboard at the finish line
The final race of the Frank Godsell sponsored March League took place in gentle spring conditions in Kinsale Yacht Club writes Commodore Dave O’Sullivan. For the third week in a row, the weather favoured the lighter boats and James Matthews and…
Miss Charlie (P. Beckett) is second in the March league at Kinsale
The promised light winds never materialised and the second week of the Frank Godsell sponsored, March League at Kinsale Yacht Club was sailed in a delightful 15-knot breeze writes Dave O'Sullivan. The course, taking in Sandycove and CentrePoint, was testing…
Quarter Tonner Diamond was Kinsale March League First Race Winner
Six boats braved the chilly morning and were soon lining up near the start line at Charles Fort for the first race of the Frank Godsell March League at Kinsale Yacht Club on 18th March 2019.  Race Officer Donal Hayes…
Water borne festivities for St Patrick's Day in Kinsale Harbour
An astonishing array of fishing boats, motor boats and yachts gathered off Charles Fort in Kinsale Harbour at 1930 HRS on Saturday, March 16th writes Dave O'Sullivan. On the command of the Grand Marshall festive lights were switched on and…
Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbites Ends, March Sailing League for Cruisers Beckons
There was no Kinsale Yacht Club Custom Rigging Frostbite racing yesterday due to high winds writes Dave O'Sullivan. The overall positions at the end of the series are below. The next KYC event is the Frank Godsell sponsored March League scheduled for…
Squib racing in Kinsale
A south-east lump with a 12-knot breeze (gusting to 18/20 knots later) greeted our competitors on the fourth morning of the Custom Rigging Frostbite series at Kinsale Yacht Club. Race Officer John Stallard aboard Destiny (Bruce & June Matthews) laid…
Squibs at the start of the second lap in the Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbites
A strong SW breeze greeted our competitors on the third morning of the Custom Rigging Frostbite series in Kinsale writes Dave O'Sullivan. Race Officer John Stallard assisted by Michele Kennelly (welcome back) and Siobhan Keane Hopcraft aboard Destiny (Bruce &…
The Squib Allegro (134), Colm Dunne & Rob Gill, competing in a blustery KYC frostbite series second race
Another amazing sunny day greeted the sailors competing in the Custom Rigging Frostbites in Kinsale Yacht Club on Sunday 10th February writes Dave O'Sullivan. Race Officer John Stallard assisted by Sue Horgan aboard Destiny (Bruce & June Matthews) fixed a…
Great Start for Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbites
The Custom Rigging Frostbites at Kinsale Yacht Club got off to a great start on a beautiful sunny Sunday with a medium SW breeze rather than the forecasted gale. Race Officer John Stallard assisted by Sue Horgan aboard the lovely…

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