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Kinsale Yacht Club Cancels Second Race of Spring Series for Cruisers But Toppers Get In-Harbour Training Session

10th April 2022
The Carroll Brothers Elan 40 Chancer
The Carroll Brothers Elan 40 Chancer got sailing even though KYC racing was cancelled Credit: Bob Bateman

Racing in the second race of the Axiom Private Clients Spring Series for sailing cruisers at Kinsale was cancelled today due to inclement weather.

An attempt was made to stage racing, but there was difficulty in getting the anchor to hold on the Kinsale Yacht Club Race Committee vessel.

Training went ahead for Topper dinghies in the harbour regardless, with some cruisers also venturing out.

In addition, there was a range of watersports and other activities underway at the West Cork port, as captured below by Bob Bateman.

Published in Kinsale

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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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