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Kinsale Yacht Club News
Foggy morning in Kinsale with empty berths highlighting the new marina sections
With the country in lockdown, it’s heartening to see major renovations recently completed on the marina by Kinsale Yacht Club. Many readers will be familiar with Kinsale Yacht Club marina, which is right in the centre of town and guarded…
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The Kinsale Yacht Club March League has been postponed on the South Coast. "Due to the Covid19 crisis Kinsale Yacht Club Management Committee has taken the decision to postpone the league", KYC Commodore Mike Walsh told Afloat.
Tom and Ursula Roche’s Meridian
With March upon us, the boatyard in Kinsale is a hive of activity ahead of Kinsale Yacht Club’s cruiser racing season. Polish and antifouling are being applied with some of the more eager and organised expected to be on the…
Tom Roche's Meridian surfs downwind off Kinsale
Former Club Commodore, Tom Roche of Axiom Private Clients has come on board as title sponsors for this year’s Spring Series at Kinsale Yacht Club writes Brian Goggin. Tom and his wife Ursula have campaigned their Solona 45 - Meridian…
A Topper capsizes in breezy conditions at the Kinsale Yacht Club Spring Series
Westerly winds of 16 to 20 knots greeted the first day of the Custom Rigging Spring Frostbites Series at Kinsale Yacht Club on Sunday.  Squibs, Toppers and Lasers competed over a course set by the race officer team of John and…
Mike Walsh (Left) Commodore KYC welcomed the celebrations to the yacht club
A big celebration evening took place at Kinsale Yacht Club on Thursday night last to mark Kinsale’s win at the recent Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards writes Brian Goggin of KYC. Kinsale took home the National title for…
Kinsale meets the famous Harbour Bridge. Stephanie Lyons busy on the bow of the successful Sydney 38 Wild One
Even by Australia’s sometimes weird boat-naming standards, calling your pride-and-joy Secret Men’s Business is a bit off the wall. Yet there is such a boat – in fact there are two, the second one being a TP52. But the first,…
Dragons sailing at Kinsale, which welcomes the Gold Cup again in 2020
With the Kinsale Yacht Club commodore baton being passed from David O’Sullivan to Michael Walsh in December last year, the new commodore is rallying his troops for a busy year ahead, writes the club’s Brian Goggin. One busy committee member…
KYC Commodore Mike Walsh
Kinsale Yacht Club has elected Mike Walsh as Commodore. Walsh, a former director of KYC's biennial Sovereign's Cup takes over the helm from outgoing flag officer Dave Sullivan.  In a big year on the water for Kinsale, the West Cork…
Winning skipper Stephen Lysaght
Six sailing cruisers raced for the Gunsmoke Bell on St.Stephen’s Day at Kinsale Yacht Club in the annual event sponsored by Sam Cohen. The winner was Stephen Lysaght’s Reavra Too, with Michael Carroll’s Chancer second and Sam Cohen himself sailing…
The modern Dragon class racing the 2019 Grand Prix at Cannes – an extraordinary transformation for a boat designed 90 years ago to be a weekend cruiser and club racer in the Swedish islands around Gothenburg.
The International Dragon Class and Kinsale seem to have been made for each other. When the Dragon Gold Cup is staged at the glossy south coast port next September, there will undoubtedly be a natural harmony to the event. With…
The Dufour 44 Godot finished third
Kinsale Yacht Club’s October Whitesail series concluded with three yachts in a tie for the top places in the ECHO fleet writes Tom MacSweeney Valfreya (Leonard/Riome), Justus (Dan Buckley) and Godot (John Godkin) all finished on 11 points. After one…
Cork’s criminal court office
A judge at a Cork court has told two outboard motor thieves that the targeting of outboard engines for theft is a particularly disquieting crime, writes Tom MacSweeney. At Cork Circuit Criminal Court, Judge Sean Ó Donnabháin refused to grant…
Squibs racing off Kinsale
Kinsale Yacht Club and the Kinsale Squib fleet are hosting the 2020 Squib National Championships 21st to 26th June 2020 and registration opens online on Tuesday, 1st October here Racing will be in the waters between the Old Head of Kinsale…
Katherine Hedley leads Adam Billany followed by John Patrick in Race one of the International 2.4mR Open Championships at Kinsale Scroll down for photo gallery
Ireland was outclassed as British boats took the podium places at the International 2.4mR one-person keelboat Irish Open Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club today. Megan Pascoe, a past World and European champion in the class, dominated the four-race event with four straight…
Four of the ten 2.4m moored in Kinsale this morning
The International 2.4mR one-person keelboat Irish National Championships was cancelled this morning in Kinsale, County Cork writes Bob Bateman It was initially postponed by Race Officer Jack Roy by one hour but after going to sea and observing the sea…

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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