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Blessington Sailing Club's Cora McNaughton and  Sean Cronin (left) were the overall winners of the 420 dinghy Munster Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club
Blessington Sailing Club's Cora McNaughton and Sean Cronin emerged as the victorious duo, clinching the top spot with a lead of four points in the 420 Munster Championships held at Kinsale Yacht Club on Saturday. The championships, which attracted a…
With 20 420 dinghies in attendance, the sailors are ready to focus on practical training and improvement at Kinsale Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club is again hosting the annual Craftinsure Irish International 420 Dinghy Spring Training, marking the start of a new sailing season for the fleet. The event started on Monday, 12th February and will conclude with the 420 Munster…
Ian Travers (right) and Keith O'Riordan lead the Squib division at Kinsale Yacht Club's Custom Rigging Frostbite Series in Kinsale Harbour
After six races sailed at Kinsale Yacht Club's Custom Rigging Frostbite Series, Ian Travers and Keith O'Riordan sailing Outlaw are overall Squib keelboat division leaders on seven points, four points clear of Harvey Tucker and Harvey Matthews in Fagan. Springtime weather greeted the competitors for the third…
Squib keelboat racing on the second day of Kinsale Yacht Club's Custom Rigging Frostbite Series with overall leader Outlaw (Number 785) sailed by  Ian Travers and Keith O'Riordan to windward of third-placed Allegro (134) sailed by Colm Dunne and Daniel McCloskey 
After three races sailed at Kinsale Yacht Club's Custom Rigging Frostbite Series, Ian Travers and Keith O'Riordan sailing Outlaw are overall Squib keelboat division leaders on five points, two points clear of Harvey Tucker and Harvey Matthews in Fagan. KYC Club mates Colm Dunne and…
A Kinsale Yacht Club meeting has been scheduled for Friday, March to develop a cruising schedule for the season
Kinsale Yacht Club intends to “re-establish and grow” its Cruising Fleet this season. The County Cork club will “reinvigorate the cruising section of the club,” according to Vice Commodore Anthony O’Neill. Niall McCann will undertake co-ordination of the Cruiser Fleet.…
SCORA's Boat of the Year award went to the all-conquering Half Tonner Swuzzlebubble, with Commodore Darragh Connolly (right) complimenting helmsman James Dwyer (left) and crew on a fantastic 2023 season at the association's AGM
The Commodore of the South Coast Offshore Racing Association (SCORA) has a clear, direct aim for this year’s season – get more boats sailing. “That is it, that is what we will be aiming to do, encourage boats from the…
Inishtearaght in the Blasket Islands
The Notice of Race is now available for Kinsale Yacht Club’s Inishtearaght Race, once again generously sponsored by Matthews of Cork. Cian McCarthy and Sam Hunt on Cinnamon Girl won the race on IRC in 2022 and they have confirmed…
Squib keelboats are part of the lineup for the Kinsale Yacht Club Winter Frostbite Series
Kinsale Yacht Club will start their Winter Frostbite Series of dinghy and Squibs racing on Sunday, January 28. It will run for six weeks for Squibs, Lasers, 420s, Toppers, and Mixed Dinghies, concluding on March 3. Racing will be on…
Kinsale Okay - Sam Hunt (left), Steph Lyons, and Cian McCarthy (right) flying the flag for Kinsale YC in Hobart after success in the race from Sydney
We'll be carrying a full review of the Irish in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2023 in due course, but meanwhile, this sunny photo shows that the weather is on the mend down in Tasmania and that Kinsale YC members…
Sean Langman's Will Byrne-crewed Reichel Pugh-designed Moneypenny
Cian McCarthy and Sam Hunt of Kinsale, racing the Sun Fast 3300 Cinnamon Girl-Eden Capital, were leading the 628-mile Rolex Sydney Hobart Race's two-handed division of 15 starters after nine hours of racing, and are the top-placed small boat overall,…
Cian McCarthy, co-skipper on Cinnamon Girl from Kinsale, pictured in Sydney Harbour in preparation for the 2023 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
For Kinsale Yacht Club's Cian McCarthy, owner and co-skipper with Sam Hunt of the Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300, Cinnamon Girl – Eden Capital, the two-handed entry from Ireland, this will be their first Sydney-Hobart Race, one of ten international entries…
David O'Sullivan has been awarded Honorary Membership of Kinsale Yacht Club
David O'Sullivan, a former Commodore of Kinsale Yacht Club, has been awarded Honorary Membership of the club following last Thursday's AGM. O'Sullivan has been an integral part of the club for over 25 years, having served as a Flag Officer…
Kinsailor rocketed through the 2022 J/24 Euros To bronze Overall and Youth Gold and had more achievements in 2023
The success of the Under 25 team sailing the club J24 ’Kinsailor’ is one of the many successes highlighted in the annual Class reports at Kinsale Yacht Club which, like many clubs, had to deal with the occasional ravages the…
Minister of State at the Department of Children, Equality and Disability, Anne Rabbitte, launched Kinsale Yacht Club's new Sailability fleet in June
Kinsale Yacht Club's commitment to promoting inclusiveness in sailing has been rewarded with a win in Wednesday night's (November 29) Cork's Sports Partnership Active Community Award. As Afloat reported previously, Sailability Kinsale and KYC promoter Donal Hickey were nominated as…
Some of the Sailability Kinsale sailors afloat with KYC promoter Donal Hickey on the slipway at Kinsale Harbour this summer
Kinsale Yacht Club's commitment to promoting inclusiveness in sailing has been recognised with nominations for the annual Cork's Sports Partnership awards. Sailability Kinsale and KYC promoter Donal Hickey have both been nominated as finalists in the 'active community' section of Wednesday's…
Kinsale's Cian McCarthy and Sam Hunt, who have been cutting a successful swathe through Irish offshore racing for more than two years now, are making a tilt at the Sydney Hobart Two-Handed title this Christmas
A diverse fleet, including multiple former winners and some key Irish offshore interests, will take on the 628 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on St. Stehpen's Day. One hundred and thirteen boats are entered for the 78th running…

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.