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Squib racing at the Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbite Series 2023
Cinnamon Girl, the two-handed cruiser crew of Sam Hunt and Cian McCarthy, sailed the Squib, Breakaway, to first place in the first race of Sunday’s Custom Rigging Frostbite Series at Kinsale Yacht Club. This was the second day of racing,…
Micheal O'Suillieabhain (left) and father, Michael O'Sullivan lead the Squib Class at the Kinsale Yacht Club Custom Rigging Frostbite Series
After three races sailed in the Squib Class at Kinsale Yacht Club's Custom Rigging Frostbite Series, a father and son duo sailing Mucky Duck lead the 12-boat fleet on seven points. The O'Sullivan's, Micheal and Michael take a four-point advantage over Colm…
Solo Circumnavigator Conor O’Brien
Kinsale Yacht Club member Vincent Murphy has put together a presentation on circumnavigator Conor O’Brien, which he will give on Thursday, February 9. Murphy has compiled a booklet on the subject, which he is in the process of having printed…
The lobster pot Christmas tree next to the Port of Kinsale harbour master’s office at night
Tony Blair’s former spin doctor has bestowed an unusual honour upon the Port of Kinsale’s special Christmas tree. Earlier this week, Alastair Campbell named the lobster pot creation by local fisherman Eamonn O’Neill has his ‘Unusual Tree of the Day’…
Stephen Lysaght’s Reavra Too was victorious in Kinsale Yacht Club's 30th Gunsmoke Bell Trophy on St. Stephen's Day
2022 was a special year for Kinsale Yacht Club’s St. Stephens Day race for the Gunsmoke Bell Trophy. This year marked thirty years of race sponsorship by long-standing club member Sammy Cohen. For the nine boats that took part this…
Junior
Kinsale Yacht Club in West Cork is now recruiting instructors and assistants for its 2023 junior sailing courses. These courses will run for six weeks from 26 June to 5 August 2023. Interested parties should send an email to [email protected]
Kinsale Yacht Commodore Matthias Hellstern welcomes Maeve Cotter as Regatta Director for the Dragon Gold Cup 2024
Maeve Cotter will act as the regatta director for Kinsale's staging of the Dragon Gold Cup in 2024. Cotter is a former Commodore of Glandore Harbour Yacht Club and the current Rear Commodore of Kinsale YC. She takes up the role…
Kinsailors Under 25 crew honoured -   Front row, Dave O' Sullivan (mentor), Rachel Akerlind, Francesca Lewis and Matthias Hellstern KYC Commodore. (Back row) Lellie Collins, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Dorothy  Matthews, Mikey Carroll, Davy Carroll, Emer Heery and Rory Carroll
Kinsale Yacht Club honoured its Under 25 team and presented them with awards for their achievement to mark the success of the club’s project which, through the support of members, bought a J24, which they named Kinsailor and sailed successfully…
Kinsale X-yacht Freya, skippered by Conor Doyle, sailed to ORC success in the 2022 Middle Sea race in October and is pictured above competing on her home waters at the 2021 Sovereign's Cup
Sovereign's Cup Regatta Director Tony Scannell has published the Notice of Race (downloadable below) for next June's 15th Cup for Cruisers, Coastal and White Sails fleets. Scannell confirmed Kinsale Yacht Club is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to a 'full-strength'…
CGI of the new Rob Doyle/Juan Kouyoumdjian Argo 54 sloop under sail. The aluminium hull was recently launched in the Netherlands, and is currently on the way to Greece for fitting out and commissioning
Today’s largest sailing superyachts are so much a world unto themselves that they lead a sort of independent and supra-national existence. The name of Argentine-born designer Juan Kouyoumdjian (an ancestor was Armenian) may be best known in Ireland for his…
Kinsale Yacht Club Person of the Year, Dave O’Sullivan with KYC Commodore, Matthias Hellstern, KYC Vice Commodore, Tony Scannell, ISA President, John Twomey, as well as members of the Under 25’s Kinsailor project
In the time-honoured tradition at Kinsale in West Cork, the end of the season at Kinsale Yacht Club is marked by the Laying Up Dinner. This event allows members to come together to celebrate the season passed and look forward…
Big boat, big crew lineup of a stellar cast – Conor Doyle (centre) with his class-winning crew in Valetta
While the IRC may still be the rating system of choice in northwest Europe, any movement of the action in any international direction quickly finds your boat and crew are soon into hotly competitive offshore racing events where the ORC…
Sallybelle (Albert O’Neill) leads the McCarthy Insurance October/November White Sails League ECHO Division 2 at Kinsale Yacht Club
David Riome’s Valfeya won Saturday’s third race of the McCarthy Insurance October/November White Sails League at Kinsale Yacht Club in Fleet 1, both IRC and ECHO from John Stallard’s Siboney. Overall, Valfreya is on six points in IRC, one ahead…
Kinsale Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club has reminded members to submit their entries for the ‘Boat Log of the Year’ award. The closing date is Friday, October 28
Great sailing conditions for today's third race of Royal Cork Yacht Club's AIB-sponsored Autumn League at Crosshaven. Scroll down for a photo gallery of today's racing by Bob Bateman
The third race of the Royal Cork Yacht Club's AIB-sponsored Autumn League was sailed in the shadow of a gale warning today, with all fleets completing a single blustery race in Cork Harbour. After three races sailed – and no discard…
Patrick Beckett’s Miss Charlie maintains a lead of two points at the top of the Kinsale Yacht Club October White Sails League in Cruisers Class II IRC
Two races have been sailed in the McCarthy Insurance October White Sails League at Kinsale Yacht Club, with close competition in both IRC and ECHO handicaps. Michael Carroll’s Chancer leads Class 1 IRC on four points. John Stallard’s Siboney and…

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.