Kinsale Yacht Club has been awarded the environmental Blue Flag for 2020. The 2020 results were announced today by An Taisce.
The marinas and beaches who achieved the accolade must adhere to specific criteria related to water quality, information provision, environmental education, safety and site management and comply with water regulations considerably above minimum EU standards.
Given this year’s extraordinary Covid – 19 circumstances the award ceremony was cancelled.
KYC Rear Commodore Tony Scannell commented 'this is a great achievement for Kinsale Yacht Club and congratulations to Marina Manager Paul Murphy and his assistant Richard McGinley for their hard work ensuring the club retained its blue flag status and also to the berth holders for their continued support.A lot of work goes on in the background to ensure the club marina remains a top-quality facility and thank you to all'.
As Afloat reported earlier, KYC marina is keen to stimulate sailing activity along the coastline and accordingly would like to invite members of all Cork clubs to use the marina in the coming weeks with a sizeable discount on usual rates.