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Kinsale Yacht Club News
Gordon Patterson and Ross Nolan from RNIYC are one of eight NI Squibs heading for the Kinsale based Irish Nationals in June
It’s a long way for crew and boats to travel from Belfast Lough and Strangford Lough to Kinsale but eight from the northern-based Squib class will be making that 300 mile trip in June for the eight-race Bandon Co-Op Squib…
God’s own harbour town – Kinsale provides excellent berthing, superb hospitality, great sailing, and top class sport afloat
When the Irish Squib Class signed off their 2021 season with boats from all parts of the country taking part in the successful though socially-distanced Freshwater Regatta for four national keelboat classes at Dromineer on Lough Derg in October, the…
Dara McGee's - 'Under a mackerel sky', part of the Curacha outdoor exhibition
The Irish Dragon Fleet continues to build interest as the 2024 Gold Cup in Kinsale comes closer. News that the Glandore and Kinsale fleets particularly are experiencing strong growth in numbers and standard of sailors is contained in the International…
Squib racing off Kinsale - Kinsale Yacht Club will host the first dual UK & IRL Squib Championships in June
Preparations at Kinsale Yacht Club for the Bandon Co-op Squib National Championships 2022 are off to a fabulous start with 42 teams entered to date from the UK and Ireland. Entries thus far availed of an attractive early bird entry…
Yachts competing in the Kinsale Yacht Club Gunsmoke Bell Trophy Race
The weather gods were shining at Kinsale Yacht Club for the annual Gunsmoke Bell race sponsored by Sammy Cohen. In sunny weather, a fleet of 12 boats competed for the Gunsmoke Bell trophy. Race Officer, Donal Hayes, set a course…
Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Matthias Hellstern (left) along with Dave Cullinane (SCORA Vice-Commodore) and Harvey Matthews (centre) of sponsors Matthews of Cork, launched the inaugural Inishearaght Race in Kinsale
To meet a growing demand for offshore racing, Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Matthias Hellstern along with Dave Cullinane (SCORA Vice-Commodore) and Harvey Matthews representing sponsors Matthews of Cork, launched the inaugural Inishearaght Race in Kinsale on Wednesday, December 23rd. As Afloat…
“The quiet charm of a self-effacing Power Couple” – Rosemary and Jack Roy in Kinsale
When we published a comprehensive overview of Jack Roy’s achievement-filled career ashore and afloat on 14th July 2017, it was in light of his recently-elected position as President of Irish Sailing. With someone who lived life a hundred per cent…
The late Jack Roy in an unusually serious frame of mind after officiating as PRO at the Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale

Jack Roy RIP

13th December 2021 News Update
The death of former Irish Sailing President and Olympic Games Race Officer Jack Roy of Greystones and Dun Laoghaire has deprived our sport of one of its most popular and enthusiastic devotees, both in terms of services to sailing and in…
Newly elected Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Matthias Hellstern (left) with outgoing Commodore Mike Walsh
Kinsale Yacht Club has elected Matthias Helstern as its new Commodore at last night's online AGM. The former Mirror dinghy ace and Dragon keelboat sailor takes over at a busy time for the West Cork club from outgoing Commodore Mike Walsh.…
Kinsale Honour - Photographer Bob Bateman
Afloat Photographer Bob Bateman's essential role in promoting sailing in Ireland was recognised again last night, this time at the Kinsale Yacht Club AGM.  Bateman was made an honorary member of the West Cork club for his support of the…
South coast boats will have a new race along the Cork and Kerry coast next May when SCORA races around the Blasket Islands
The increasing interest in Irish offshore yacht racing events was illustrated at last Friday's South Coast Offshore Racing Association AGM with the announcement of a new race on the Cork and Kerry coast next May.  The twenty-first annual SCORA meeting was…
Sammy Cohen’s Gunsmoke
A fleet of sixteen boats took part in the final race of the Kinsale Yacht Club October/November Series on Sunday 28th November. Northerly winds meant that the Race Officer, Donal Hayes, was able to send the fleet on a beat…
Stephen Lysaght’s Reavra Too, an Elan 333
At Kinsale Yacht Club on Sunday, Stephen Lysaght’s Reavra Too an Elan 333 continued her successful arrival into Fleet 1 of the White Sails October/November Series. Having won her first race the previous week she repeated the victory on Sunday…
Michael Carroll’s Chancer finished second in the fifth race of Kinsale's White Sails October/November Series
The fifth race of Kinsale Yacht Club’s cruiser White Sails October/November Series was won in IRC Fleet 1 by Stephen Lysaght’s Reavra Too, the boat’s first outing in the league. Michael Carroll’s Chancer finished second and Valfreya (D.Riome & M.Leonard)…
Valfreya (M. Leonard & D. Riome’s Sigma 33) pictured at June's Sovereign's Cup
Class 1 IRC at Kinsale Yacht Club’s White Sails October/November series has been seeing changes at the top with Valfreya (M. Leonard & D. Riome’s Sigma 33) taking back first place after winning on Sunday and now on four points…
The Yachting Malta Coastal Race starts Wednesday 20th October
Kinsale Yacht Club's Freya skippered by Conor Doyle is part of an international fleet of over 40 boats expected to take part in the Yachting Malta Coastal Race tomorrow, a shakedown race before Saturday's 600-mile Middle Sea Race tomorrow. The…

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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