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James Matthews and his crew on Diamond on starboard at the finish line
The final race of the Frank Godsell sponsored March League took place in gentle spring conditions in Kinsale Yacht Club writes Commodore Dave O’Sullivan. For the third week in a row, the weather favoured the lighter boats and James Matthews and…
Miss Charlie (P. Beckett) is second in the March league at Kinsale
The promised light winds never materialised and the second week of the Frank Godsell sponsored, March League at Kinsale Yacht Club was sailed in a delightful 15-knot breeze writes Dave O'Sullivan. The course, taking in Sandycove and CentrePoint, was testing…
Quarter Tonner Diamond was Kinsale March League First Race Winner
Six boats braved the chilly morning and were soon lining up near the start line at Charles Fort for the first race of the Frank Godsell March League at Kinsale Yacht Club on 18th March 2019.  Race Officer Donal Hayes…
Water borne festivities for St Patrick's Day in Kinsale Harbour
An astonishing array of fishing boats, motor boats and yachts gathered off Charles Fort in Kinsale Harbour at 1930 HRS on Saturday, March 16th writes Dave O'Sullivan. On the command of the Grand Marshall festive lights were switched on and…
Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbites Ends, March Sailing League for Cruisers Beckons
There was no Kinsale Yacht Club Custom Rigging Frostbite racing yesterday due to high winds writes Dave O'Sullivan. The overall positions at the end of the series are below. The next KYC event is the Frank Godsell sponsored March League scheduled for…
Squib racing in Kinsale
A south-east lump with a 12-knot breeze (gusting to 18/20 knots later) greeted our competitors on the fourth morning of the Custom Rigging Frostbite series at Kinsale Yacht Club. Race Officer John Stallard aboard Destiny (Bruce & June Matthews) laid…
Squibs at the start of the second lap in the Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbites
A strong SW breeze greeted our competitors on the third morning of the Custom Rigging Frostbite series in Kinsale writes Dave O'Sullivan. Race Officer John Stallard assisted by Michele Kennelly (welcome back) and Siobhan Keane Hopcraft aboard Destiny (Bruce &…
Kinsale Harbour
Kinsale Yacht Club is encouraging its members to make submissions on the recent licence application for a mussel farm off Castlepark Beach in the West Cork harbour. Following its previous trial in the area, Woodstown Bay Shellfish — based in…
The Squib Allegro (134), Colm Dunne & Rob Gill, competing in a blustery KYC frostbite series second race
Another amazing sunny day greeted the sailors competing in the Custom Rigging Frostbites in Kinsale Yacht Club on Sunday 10th February writes Dave O'Sullivan. Race Officer John Stallard assisted by Sue Horgan aboard Destiny (Bruce & June Matthews) fixed a…
Great Start for Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbites
The Custom Rigging Frostbites at Kinsale Yacht Club got off to a great start on a beautiful sunny Sunday with a medium SW breeze rather than the forecasted gale. Race Officer John Stallard assisted by Sue Horgan aboard the lovely…
Ron Holland
One time Irish based yacht designer Ron Holland has won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Superyacht Design Symposium 2019, and Boat International Design and Innovation Awards The competition included a total of 61 nominated yachts with 19 receiving recognition.…
A full house at Kinsale Yacht Club to hear Olympian Mark Mansfield give pre season sailing tips
There was a full house to hear solo sailor Tom Dolan outline his 2019 plans in the new foiling Figaro 3 at Kinsale Yacht Club last Thursday.  As Afloat.ie previously reported, the evening also featured Mark Mansfield from UK Sailmakers Ireland…
A big fleet of Squibs for last year's KYC Frostbite Series
12 races over six weekends for Squib, Laser, Topper, and mixed Dinghy fleets gets the 2019 sailing season off to a flying start in Kinsale next month. Racing will be on laid courses within the harbour off Charles Fort with a First…
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Mark Mansfield will talk at Kinsale Yacht Club
Cork Olympian and sailing professional Mark Mansfield from UK Sailmakers will be giving a talk at Kinsale Yacht Club on helming and sail trim tips on Thursday 17th, January at 8 pm.  Mansfield will be joined at the club by Figaro sailor…
Conor Doyle's Freya took just two hours to complete the Kinsale to Monkstown race
Kinsale Yacht Club's 'Mary P' Race and Cruise organised by Neil Prendeville from Kinsale to Monkstown on Saturday morning took just two hours for Conor Doyle's new Freya XP50 to complete.  The six KYC boats in the 'All In' Echo, IRC…
Conor Doyle's Freya from Kinsale Yacht Club
Conor Doyle's new XP 50 Freya that expected to make her racing debut at the ill-fated ICRA Nationals in Galway Bay last month, won her maiden race instead at her home port of Kinsale last week. Competing in Kinsale Yacht…

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