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Kinsale Yacht Club News
The  Dragon Gold Cup will run in Kinsale in 2024 and now has support from Astra Construction
There was good news from Kinsale this week as a yacht club member, Stephen McCarthy and his construction company Astra Construction have become the Gold sponsor to back the yacht clubs' hosting of the Dragon Gold Cup in 2024. After…
Kinsale Yacht Club marina
West Cork's Kinsale Yacht Club is looking forward to having members who live more than five kilometres from Kinsale visit the club marina to use their boats for family cruises from 12th April. Club Commodore Mike Walsh says KYC is…
Sailor Steph Lyons in business mode – her noted administrative expertise has now been recruited by World Sailing
It was exactly fourteen months ago – precisely on January 21st 2020 – that we featured the intriguing story of how Stephanie Lyons of Kildare had come to be in a role of active sailing prominence in Australia via training…
The Old Head of Kinsale Napoleonic Tower and Memorial Garden in the foreground
The community group at the renowned South Coast landmark, the Old Head of Kinsale, plans to build a major, new Lusitania Museum to replace the present small museum at the site, where they have also constructed a memorial garden. The…
Kinsale Yacht Club’s Online Day Skipper Course Returns This Month
The coronavirus pandemic forced a sudden change of plans for Kinsale Yacht Club’s day skipper course last March. But after jumping in at the deep end and working out on the fly how to adapt the usual on-the-water lessons to…
The yacht as located off the Old Head of Kinsale by Courtmacsherry lifeboat
The Courtmacsherry All-Weather Trent Class RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 7 am this Sunday morning to go to the aid of a 50 ft-yacht with three people on board which had got into difficulties four miles east of the…
Festive lights afloat at Kinsale Marina in West Cork
There are only a few harbours in Ireland where you get the feeling that the land is effortlessly embracing the sea rather than endlessly battling it, but Kinsale is undoubtedly one of them. The picturesque port town provides a gentle…
Dragon racing off Kinsale in West Cork
After the disappointment of being forced to cancel its hosting of the Dragon Gold Cup due to coronavirus restrictions, Kinsale Yacht Club has expressed delight at being awarded the event again in 2024. Dragons recently returned to the waters at…
Kinsale Yacht Club To Host 2022 Squib Combined Irish & UK Championships
At the recent Squib one-design keelboat class Irish AGM held on Zoom, it was confirmed that Kinsale Yacht Club will host the combined Irish and UK National Championships 19-24 June 2022 with an expected fleet of 75 or more Squibs.…
Tralee Bay Sailing Club's Paddy Cunnane (211141) was the winner of the 11-strong Standard division
Day Two of the 60-boat Laser Munsters at Kinsale Yacht Club has just been cancelled due to weather conditions with winds forecast to gust to nearly 40 knots today. With four races sailed yesterday, as Afloat reported earlier, the championship…
A very special house in a very special location. Edgewater in Kinsale has direct access to its own 6-boat marina
"Unique" and "iconic" are words so overused they've almost become meaningless. So it says something about a very special harbourside house on the market in Kinsale, that it should so confidently restore the vitality and meaning of those terms -…
Conor Doyle's Xp 50, Freya competing in Kinsale Yacht Club's September Series. Scroll down for photo gallery
Finbarr O'Regan's Elan 333 leads IRC One in the Kinsale Yacht Club 'Mary P' September Saturday Series for cruisers after yesterday's first light airs race. O'Regan leads Thomas Roche's Salona 45 Meridien in second. Third from four starters is Conor Doyle's Xp 50, Freya.  In…
The upturned fishing boat is inspected by the Irish Ferries Isle of Inishmore rescue boat
The Irish Ferries Isle of Inishmore cross channel ferry spotted a 20-foot Kinsale-based fishing boat capsized off the coast of Wales this afternoon. The ferry, under the command of well-known Irish yachtsman and tall ship skipper Captain Gerry Burns, was…
Kinsale Yacht Club’s Mary P September Series Starts Next Saturday For Cruisers & White Sails
Kinsale Yacht Club has announced details of its Mary P September Saturday Series for cruisers and White Sails which starts next weekend. Races will take place each Saturday in September starting next Saturday 5 September, with first gun for Cruisers…
Annamarie Fegan is presented with the KYC Fastnet Trophy by Rear Commodore Tony Scannell. Scroll down for the prizegiving slideshow
Royal Cork's Denis Murphy and Annamarie Fegan sailing Nieulargo were the winners of the IRC All In Fleet in Kinsale Yacht Club's Fastnet SCORA Race sponsored by UK Sailmakers Ireland. The Grand Soleil 40 crew that included former All Ireland Sailing…
 The race had an all-in start with the first gun at 6.25 pm off the Charles Fort line. Scroll down for a photo slideshow
A nine boat fleet started tonight off the Charles Fort line in the SCORA and Kinsale Yacht Club 100-mile Fastnet Race. As previously reported, the fleet was a mix of south coast cruisers, including three from Royal Cork, mixed with…

Kinsale Yacht Club located in Kinsale, County Cork lies just 120 nautical miles from Wales, 240 from North West France and only 500 from the Galician Coast of North Spain.

Kinsale Yacht Club is only a few minutes walk from every shop, hotel, pub and restaurant in Ireland’s gourmet capital but most significantly it is only 30 km by road from Cork, Ireland’s second city, and between the two lies one the region’s main assets - Cork International Airport - with its daily links to many European capitals.

Club members, of which there are more than 600, race Cruisers, One Design Keelboats and Dinghies.

The club runs inshore and offshore races, has an active cruising scene, a powerboat section and most significantly for any real club, a strong and dynamic junior training programme.

Beyond the club’s own marina is the club house itself and the dinghy park. Within the clubhouse are changing rooms, bar and restaurant all with full wheelchair access. The club’s full-time secretariat, steward and marina manager are there to look after sailing visitors and members alike in a relaxed, informal and fun environment.

The club welcomes new members and has always got room on its members’ yachts for new comers to the sport.

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