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Following the departure of Paul Murphy after 18 years of service, Richard McKinlay has been appointed Marina Manager at Kinsale Yacht Club. He is joined by Ciaran Newport as Maintenance Technician on the marina. The club has installed a mesh…
The Jones family J109 Jelly Baby to weather of the Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon girl at the Start of the Kinsale Yacht Club Fastnet Race 2021
It was a one, two overall for the J109 design in this weekend's Kinsale Yacht Club SCORA Fastnet Race.  Royal Cork yacht Jelly Baby claimed a victory in a corrected time of 21 hours:13 minutes: 26 seconds from the host club's Artful Dodger (Finbarr…
Toy for the Boys (818) leads at a leeward mark followed by Outlaw (785) and (523) Sensation in one of the first of three races at the Squib Southern Championships off Kinsale
Wins in the second and third races in the Squib Southern Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club this afternoon has handed the overnight lead to Northern Ireland's Peter Wallace and Fiona Ward. The Wallace and Ward partnership from Royal North of Ireland…
Cian McCarthy's Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon Girl under  assymetric kite shortly after the start of the annual Fastnet race that this year has been shortened to round the Kowloon Bridge Buoy
A well-timed postponement meant the nine-boat Kinsale Yacht Club SCORA Fastnet Race got away in a great breeze this morning at 10 am for its annual offshore race even though the fleet will not now round the Rock but the much closer…
Kinsale's Bobby Nash and crew racing at the 2020 Squib South Coast Championships at Cove Sailing Club
Kinsale Yacht Club is hosting the Squib South Coast Championships this weekend. Racing on Saturday and Sunday will be between the Old Head and the Sovereign Islands of Kinsale Harbour. As Afloat reported previously, the Squib Northern Championships on Belfast…
Ronan Downing’s Half Tonner Miss Whiplash from Royal Cork Yacht Club is heading for the Fastnet Rock in the KYC/SCORA race on Saturday
Due to the light winds forecast for Friday night, Kinsale Yacht Club has postponed the SCORA Kinsale Fastnet race until Saturday morning.  Sailing secretary David Cullinane told Afloat "We have decided to postpone until Saturday 17th July. First Gun will…
Kinsale J109 Artful Dodjer (Finnbarr O'Regan)
An estimated fleet of ten boats is contemplating a light air forecast for Friday evening's SCORA Kinsale Yacht Club Fastnet Race. Sponsored by UK Sailmakers Ireland, the fleet includes the on form host club J109 entry of Artful Dodjer (Finnbarr…
Overall winner Cameron Good's 'Little Fella' from Kinsale Yacht Club took three race wins on Dublin Bay to win the East Coast Dragon Championships on Dublin Bay
West Cork Dragon sailors dominated the podium of the Irish East Coast Dragon Championships 2021 at the Royal St. George Yacht Club today with Kinsale Yacht Club crews claiming first second and third overall in the 13-boat fleet. Overall winner Cameron…
While the new Kinsale-conceived 206ft sloop will provide extensive comfort, top sailing performance is a priority
The largest boat currently racing in the Sovereigns Cup series at Kinsale is Conor Doyle's locally-based Xp50 Freya. For most of us, she's a biggy, and an elegant one at that. But if you were to exit Kinsale Yacht Club…
Conor Doyle's fifty-foot X-yacht Freya is the largest entry in the 2021 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
Kinsale Yacht Club rivals its South coast Royal Cork neighbour with four offshore entries into Wednesday's 280-mile Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race.  It's a strong turnout for the West Cork club that also has the biggest entry into the race in…
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…

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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