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Exhilarating ASM Frostbite Series at Kinsale Yacht Club
#kinsale – After a cancellation last Sunday the ASM Frostbite series came back with a vengeance today. Conditions were described as exhilarating, varying and challenging with race officers reporting winds of between 3 and 25 knots at different stages. The…
Kinsale Yacht Club Honours Navy's Rear Admrial Mark Mellett DSM
#kinsale – Kinsale Yacht Club bestowed Honorary Membership to Rear Admiral Mark Mellett DSM at a Reception at the Yacht Club today. Rear Admiral Mellett DSM is the first member of the Naval Service to have been promoted to the Naval…
Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbite Series Off to Sunny Start
#kyc – The annual Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbite League began today (Sunday 19th Jan). The league was once again sponsored by ASM Marine. Competitors were blessed with glorious sunshine and with winds of between 5 and 10 Knots , conditions…
Less Than A Week Till Kinsale Hosts IFDS Worlds
#IFDS - With only six days to go until the start of the Cork County Council IFDS World Championships for disabled sailors, Kinsale is already buzzing with excitement as teams from 18 nations arrive to practice in the venue for…
Tragedy As Body Recovered From Kinsale Harbour
#Kinsale - The Irish Independent reports that the body of a man in his 60s was recovered in the water off Kinsale Marina on Thursday evening (8 August). The search was begun after sailors noticed two plastic bags left unattended…
Disabled Sailing World Championship Heading for Kinsale
#disabledsailing – Kinsale in County Cork launches this summer's International Federation of Disabled Sailing (IFDS) World Championships on Friday.It's a proud moment for local sailor John Twomey. Not only is he a former commodre of the host club but he's…
Kinsale Cruiser League Musters Seven Boat Turnout
#kyc – Last Sunday was a bright and sunny day in Kinsale for Patricks day saw seven cruisers hit the water writes Brian Carlin.The wind was cool with a strong northwesterly building to 20-25 knots.The PRO made the most of…
Laser Sharp Kenneally Wins Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbite Sailing Prize
#kinsale – Ronan Kenneally received the Laser Standard Trophy, Darragh O'Sullivan – the inaugural ASM Radial Trophy, Richard Thompson – the 4.7 Destiny Trophy and Colm Dunne – the Squib Trophy after the final race day of the ASM-Marine KYC…
Kinsale Laser Sailors Brave Strong Winds for a Sunday 'Burn'
#kinsale – With Kinsale Yacht Club racing cancelled due to a building forecast on Sunday local helmsman Rob Howe and one other Laser sailor went out for a 'burn' with the above resulting 'deck-cam' video from Brian Carlin.
 Kenneally Takes Advantage as Kinsale Frostbite Series Sails Past Half Way Stage
#kinsale – The ASM-Marine Frostbite League for Lasers, Squibs and Mixed dinghies at Kinsale Yacht Club passed the half-way mark on Sunday when a further three races were successfully completed to bring the total races sailed to eight, with two…
Laser Sharp O'Shea Sets Early Mark in Kinsale Frostbites
#kinsale – The seasonal sharp drop in temperature heralded the opening day of the 2013 ASM-Marine Frostbite League at Kinsale Yacht Club on Sunday. The long established winter league, offering early competitive racing opens the KYC sailing season and continues…
Three Way Sailing Duel for Kinsale Yacht Club's Fastnet Race Honours
#kinsale – A final 20-minute postponement did little to deter the hardy crews who came out last Friday evening to do battle in the already twice postponed Kinsale Fastnet race, sponsored by CH Marine writes Peadar Murphy.  In what is…
Kinsale Outlines Benefits of Town Marina and Launches Optimist and Dragon Sailing Events
#KINSALE – Kinsale Yacht Club announced details of two major events for KYC this year at its clubhouse this week. The Davy Optimist National Championships (31st July – 4th August) and The Brewin Dolphin Dragon Gold Cup (8th-14th September) are…
Doyle's Freya Claims Kinsale's Top Spot
#KINSALE – The weather gods were not shining on the crews for the final series of races of the KYC Spring Series, sponsored this week by Mamukko and Ron Holland writes Peadar Murphy. The morning dawned bright and still with…
Coastal Race Adds Spice to Kinsale Sailing Series
#KINSALE –  It was back to the big winds and waves this week for the hardy competitors in the KYC Spring Series, with UK Halsey Sailmakers sponsoring events this week, and Des McWilliam himself out on the water checking up…
Privateer Claims Victory in Third Race of Kinsale League
#KINSALE – In contrast to last week's bruising battle, a dying, shifting breeze, pleasant sunshine and shortened courses were the order of the day for competitors in the North Sails sponsored third week of the Kinsale Yacht Club Spring Series…

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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