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Wednesday Night Sailing To Go Ahead at Kinsale After Cancellation Last Week

9th May 2023
The Squib Outlaw, sailed by Ian Travers and Keith O’Riordan at Kinsale
he Squib Outlaw, sailed by Ian Travers and Keith O’Riordan at Kinsale was Kingston's Kinsale Boatyard series winner

The first Wednesday night of La Bougie Early Summer Cruiser Racing at Kinsale Yacht Club in Cork had to be cancelled due to high winds, but it is hoped to get going this Wednesday night, May 10 with First Gun (FG) at 18.55.

One Design Racing for Squibs and Dragons will be on Thursday at FG 18.55. McCarthy Insurances Early Summer TGIF on Friday will have FG 18.55.

The past weekend saw the Keelboat Regatta sponsored by Kinsale Boatyard. Six Dragons raced with James Matthews, TBD, being the winner on 5 points overall, from three first placings and two seconds in the five-race series. Second was Whisper (Brian Goggin) on 9 points and third Little Fella (Cameron Good) on 10,

The Squibs Class also sailed five races in the Kingstons Kinsale Boatyard series, which was won by Outlaw (IanTravers/Keith O’Riordan), having been first in all five races. Second was Fuggles (Sean and Paul Murphy) and third Flora (Bobby Nash/Frances Corkery).

The O’Leary Life Dragon South Coast will begin on Friday May 26.

Sea Sunday will be held next Sunday, May.14.

Final preparations are underway for the Simply Blue Sovereigns Cup which begins on June 21.

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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.