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Sailors rounding Fastnet Rock
The Notice of Race for the 2020 SCORA Fastnet Race, sponsored by UK Sailmakers Ireland, is now available to download. No class divisions apply in this all-in IRC race, which sets off from the Kinsale Yacht Club’s Charles Fort Line…
Dragon racing at Kinsale Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club’s marina is now open to all Irish visitors upon the latest lifting of coronavirus restrictions today, Monday 29 June. In the latest letter to members from KYC Commodore Mike Walsh, it’s also confirmed that the club premises…
Blue Flag - Kinsale Marina has been awarded the environmental Blue Flag for 2020
Kinsale Yacht Club has been awarded the environmental Blue Flag for 2020. The 2020 results were announced today by An Taisce. The marinas and beaches who achieved the accolade must adhere to specific criteria related to water quality, information provision,…
The Sunfast 3300 Cinnamonn Girl is the 44th entry into the Round Ireland Race
Cian McCarthy's brand new Sunfast 3300 'Cinnamon Girl' from Kinsale Yacht Club is the latest entry into the SSE Renewables Round Ireland Yacht Race in ten weeks time. As regular Afloat readers will know, the recently arrived Kinsale-based 3300 supplied by…
Kinsale Marina
With the unexpected announcement from An Taoiseach on Friday afternoon that travel is permitted throughout all of county Cork from today, Kinsale Yacht Club is keen to stimulate some sailing activity along our coastline and accordingly would like to invite…
A scene from KYC's cruise in company
Kinsale basked in glorious sunshine this June bank holiday weekend and with the good weather forecasted, sailing secretary and last year’s Kinsale Yacht Club person of the year, David Cullinane organised a “cruise in company” for people living within 5km…
The Dragon Gold Cup at Kinsale has been cancelled
Kinsale Yacht Club have today confirmed that the 2020 Dragon Gold Cup, due to be sailed from the 5 to 11 September, has been cancelled. “Clearly the global COVID-19 crisis has already impacted many events and our thoughts and prayers…
Crowds lining the quayside at 2018’s Kinsale Regatta
Retired Kinsale Harbour Master Capt Phil Devitt has confirmed that the 2020 Kinsale Regatta, which had been scheduled for the August Bank Holiday weekend, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “We look to 2021 when we set sail again,”…
Foggy morning in Kinsale with empty berths highlighting the new marina sections
With the country in lockdown, it’s heartening to see major renovations recently completed on the marina by Kinsale Yacht Club. Many readers will be familiar with Kinsale Yacht Club marina, which is right in the centre of town and guarded…
Kinsale Yacht Club
The Kinsale Yacht Club March League has been postponed on the South Coast. "Due to the Covid19 crisis Kinsale Yacht Club Management Committee has taken the decision to postpone the league", KYC Commodore Mike Walsh told Afloat.
Tom and Ursula Roche’s Meridian
With March upon us, the boatyard in Kinsale is a hive of activity ahead of Kinsale Yacht Club’s cruiser racing season. Polish and antifouling are being applied with some of the more eager and organised expected to be on the…
Tom Roche's Meridian surfs downwind off Kinsale
Former Club Commodore, Tom Roche of Axiom Private Clients has come on board as title sponsors for this year’s Spring Series at Kinsale Yacht Club writes Brian Goggin. Tom and his wife Ursula have campaigned their Solona 45 - Meridian…
A Topper capsizes in breezy conditions at the Kinsale Yacht Club Spring Series
Westerly winds of 16 to 20 knots greeted the first day of the Custom Rigging Spring Frostbites Series at Kinsale Yacht Club on Sunday.  Squibs, Toppers and Lasers competed over a course set by the race officer team of John and…
Mike Walsh (Left) Commodore KYC welcomed the celebrations to the yacht club
A big celebration evening took place at Kinsale Yacht Club on Thursday night last to mark Kinsale’s win at the recent Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards writes Brian Goggin of KYC. Kinsale took home the National title for…
Kinsale meets the famous Harbour Bridge. Stephanie Lyons busy on the bow of the successful Sydney 38 Wild One
Even by Australia’s sometimes weird boat-naming standards, calling your pride-and-joy Secret Men’s Business is a bit off the wall. Yet there is such a boat – in fact there are two, the second one being a TP52. But the first,…
Dragons sailing at Kinsale, which welcomes the Gold Cup again in 2020
With the Kinsale Yacht Club commodore baton being passed from David O’Sullivan to Michael Walsh in December last year, the new commodore is rallying his troops for a busy year ahead, writes the club’s Brian Goggin. One busy committee member…

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.