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Kinsale Quarter Tonner 'Runaway Bus' enjoying the great sailing conditions for today's April league at Kinsale Yacht Club. Scroll down for a gallery of photos
Wind and sun provided champagne sailing on day three of Kinsale Yacht Club's Spring Sailing Series 2018. It was a perfect day for the windward leeward course with a blustery 20–knot breeze blowing from Bullen’s Bay. The 1055 first gun…
Denis Murphy’s Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo dominated Class One
A strong south east breeze provided Kinsale Yacht Club's Matthews Helly Hansen sponsored Spring Series with two excellent races. Race one got away promptly at noon with the round the cans course finishing at Charles Fort. Race two got away…
Waterford Harbour visitor Slack Alice was second in class two IRC at the Kinsale Spring Series
The much promised sunshine failed to arrive on the first day of the Matthews Helly Hansen sponsored Spring Series for Sailing Cruisers in Kinsale Yacht Club. Race officer Denis Kieran aboard White Tiger got the twenty six boat fleet, with…
Jeff Condell and Jeff Cochrane of Fuggles accepting the Squib Trophy from Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Dave Sullivan and Bruce Matthews
Having lost three weeks to the vagaries of the Irish weather, flat seas and a 9 – 12 knot breeze greeted the fleets on Sunday morning for the last day of the 2018 Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbite Series. 13 Squibs…
10 Squibs, 6 Toppers and 5 Mixed Dinghies, took to the water in Kinsale today
Having lost two weeks racing in the Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbite Series to weather, PRO John Stallard was determined to get some racing in this week. With temperatures in the low single digits and considerable wind chill the fleets, 10…
Despite going to sea, the DBSC Spring Chicken Series was one of three sailing fixtures cancelled yesterday due to strong winds
Strong and bitterly cold north-westerly winds scotched racing in Dublin Bay and Kinsale yesterday. Winds gusting to 30–knots in snow showers. it was more than enough to put paid to the second race of the DBSC Spring Chicken Series, the…
Blue skies and great breezes for Kinsale's first races of their Frostbite Series
Blue skies and a cold northerly breeze greeted the fleets in Kinsale Harbour yesterday as the Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbite Series got underway. RO John Stallard assembled his usual crack team to ensure that the racing is top notch. Bruce…
The Monkstown Laser League fleet jostle for position at the start of one of yesterday's three races in Cork Harbour
Another three race wins at the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser League in Cork Harbour on Saturday means Kinsale Yacht Club's Darragh O'Sullivan has it all sewn up before the final race and he'll claim the traditional 'Yard of Ale' first…
Entries Open For RWYC’s Round Britain & Ireland With June Start In Plymouth
#RB&I - The Royal Western Yacht Club of England is now taking entries for the latest Round Britain and Ireland two-handed race, which starts from Plymouth on Sunday 3 June. This year marks the 14th running of the quadrennial yacht…
Tom Roche’s Meridian won the St.Stephen’s Day cruiser race at Kinsale Yacht Club for the Gunsmoke Bell
Kinsale Yacht Club will start its Frostbite Series on Sunday, February 4. This will be raced over six Sundays until March 11, writes Tom MacSweeney. Registration will take place on the opening day. First Gun each Sunday will be at…
New Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore David O'Sullivan has a busy season ahead
Kinsale Yacht Club has its annual ‘Gunsmoke Bell’ race scheduled for St.Stephen’s Day. First Gun will be fired to start the race at 1325 on the Charles Fort Line. It will be an All-In Race under the ECHO handicap system writes…
(Top) The essence of summer sailing for the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, which also celebrated the Bicentenary of the Harbour. The classic restored Dublin Bay 24 Periwinkle (Chris Craig and David Espey) and the likewise restored 1897-vintage 37ft Myfanwy (Rob Mason) racing neck and neck towards the in-harbour finish. Photo: David O’Brien/Afloat.ie (Above) Another side of 2017’s sailing. 2016 All-Ireland Champion Helm Alex Barry of Monkstown Bay SC revelling in brisk conditions at the Royal Cork’s successful Dinghyfest 2017. Event organizer Nin O’Leary had put in such good work beforehand that he was able to take a day out to go to England and win the huge-fleet Round the Island Race. Photo: Robert Bateman
While sailing is now a year-round interest, and for many a year-round activity too, the notion of a traditional season is natural for anyone who lives in Ireland. Admittedly, there are times when we seem to be experiencing the four…
The distinctive livery of Runaway Bus photographed off Daunt Rock in 2011. The UK Quarter Tonner is joining Kinsale's Quarter Ton fleet next week
The Irish Quarter Ton fleet will be getting a new addition this Autumn with the arrival of the very distinctive and well known Quarter Tonner, Runaway Bus writes Bob Bateman Kinsale Yacht Club's Alan Mulcahy has bought the 1977–vintage craft made…
John Twomey, with crew, at the helm of his Sonar keelboat
John Twomey, Ireland’s most decorated Paralympian athlete, to host exclusive black-tie ball in Cork in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland.  The Cork Jazz Ball in aid of Spinal Injuries Ireland is set to take place at the Clayton Silver Springs…
Dragons racing was cancelled in Kinsale Yacht Club
The second day of racing at the Dragon South Coast Championships has been cancelled at Kinsale Yacht Club following two one hour postponements this morning writes Bob Bateman. Race Officer Alan Crosbie went out in a RIB to inspect the…
Squibs off Kinsale
Light airs and fog ensured that the Squib South Coast Race Officer, John Stallard, and his Kinsale Yacht Club team were tested to the limits over the past two days. Saturday saw bright sunny conditions but no wind so the…

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