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Kinsale Yacht Club News
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 League Blows Up with 20-Knot Westerlies
#KINSALE – Easter Monday dawned overcast and breezy for the second week of the KYC Spring Series, sponsored this week by Cheeky Cherubs crèches writes Peadar Murphy. By the time the hardy competitors were out on course they were faced…
Gentle Start to Kinsale's April League
Round one of the Kinsale Yacht Club Spring Series commenced yesterday, April 1st, in very light conditions. It was slightly cooler than the summery conditions we have been experiencing of late, but this did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the competitors…
Kinsale Yacht Club Spring Series Starts Sunday
Kinsale Yacht Club's Spring series kicks off on Sunday and incorporates the first races of the SCORA league. There will be nine races over five weekends with results scored in IRC, IRC Restricted and Echo handicaps. Racing will be either…
Quarter Tonner Bandit in New Hands for Kinsale League
#KINSALE – With only a week to the start of Kinsale's big April Series, the final race of the yacht club's March league saw some new faces on familiar boats. Kieran O'Connell and Graham Marron who have recently acquired the…
Kinsale Frostbite Concludes (Prizegiving Photos here!)
#KINSALE –  Conditions for the final day of the ASM-Marine Frostbite League at Kinsale Yacht Club last Sunday morning did not look promising initially. The approaching weak warm front, attended by early mist and drizzle, however was accompanied by a…
Photos from Kinsale Frostbites Final Race
#KINSALE – Stronger winds brought the ASM-Marine Frostbite League at Kinsale Yacht Club to a close this afternoon. Brian Carlin's final race photography is below.

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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