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Kinsale Yacht Club Welcomes Return Of Sailing & Dining This Week

29th June 2020
Dragon racing at Kinsale Yacht Club Dragon racing at Kinsale Yacht Club Credit: David Branigan

Kinsale Yacht Club’s marina is now open to all Irish visitors upon the latest lifting of coronavirus restrictions today, Monday 29 June.

In the latest letter to members from KYC Commodore Mike Walsh, it’s also confirmed that the club premises are open for tea, coffee and snacks from today, with the restaurant opening for advance bookings only from Wednesday 1 July.

The racing calendar has been updated with club races set to resume this Wednesday evening with the Cramer Stockford Race (FG 18:55). Dragons and Squibs will race on Thursday 2 while White Sails return to the water on Friday 3 July.

In addition, the cut-off date for white card has been extended to 31 December 2020

The club notes that a register of attendance will be kept to assist with contract tracing, and also directs its members to its Return to Sailing guidelines for the safety of everyone in the clubhouse and on the water.

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MacDara Conroy

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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.