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Sea Fog Stops Spring Series Racing for Cruisers at Kinsale Yacht Club

16th April 2023
A sea fog stopped racing at the Spring Series for Cruisers at Kinsale Yacht Club
A sea fog stopped racing at the Spring Series for Cruisers at Kinsale Yacht Club Credit: Bob Bateman

A dense sea fog prevented any racing in Sunday afternoon's Axiom Private Clients Spring Series for Cruisers at Kinsale Yacht Club

Two attempts were made to start racing for both Class One and Two spinnaker divisions, but there was a general recall on both occasions.

Race Officer Richard Leonard was then going to attempt to split the fleet and start under a U flag but to no avail when the fog persisted.

It means the last racing in the league was now a fortnight ago on April 5th, as last weekend's racing was also cancelled due to strong winds.

As Afloat reported previously, Royal Cork Yacht Club boats topped the leaderboard in both Spinnaker One and Two divisions after the first – and only race so far – on April 2nd. 

The next race in the series will run next Sunday morning, April 23rd.

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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.