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'Club Of The Year' Kinsale Continues Upgrading

3rd July 2014
'Club Of The Year' Kinsale Continues Upgrading

#Kinsale - Kinsale Yacht Club has not been resting on its laurels since being awarded the Mitsubishi Motors Sailing Club of The Year gong.

The KYC Marina recently attained the 5 Anchors Award acknowledging the major improvements that have been made to its facilities.

KYC's many visitors can now avail of the club's new laundry, which is equipped with a commercial washer and dryer.

The gate to the marina has also had a makeover, thanks to the wonderful craftsmanship was executed by KYC member Shawn Kingston.

The clubhouse underwent a major refurbishment in 2013, and a new improved layout meant that a gym could be incorporated. The fully equipped facility is available for use by club members and is proving very popular.

KYC member Eddie Nicholson also recently presented the club with a splendid pool table in memory of his late father, David Nicholson, a former Commodore of Kinsale Yacht Club.

The table now proudly stands in a dedicated room upstairs in KYC, and many members are relishing the thoughts of many winter evenings spent in the new pool lounge.

Kinsale pool lounge

The new KYC pool lounge with its table dedicated to former Commodore David Nicholson Photo: Gill Good

MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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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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