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Brian Carroll (red jacket on helm) will be racing on Chancer in Kinsale's 240-mile Inistearaght Race
The idea for the Inishtearaght Race originated because Kinsale sailors thought that the best and most scenic part of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race is west of Kinsale. So what about a race from Kinsale around the Blaskets and…
Adrian Bendon in MarJ (156), the overall winner of the Dragon class, leads Brian Goggin's Whisper (213) into a windward mark at Kinsale Yacht Club's Robotic Mowers Open Keelboat Regatta
MarJ skippered by Adrian Bendon was the overall winner of the 13-boat Dragon class in Kinsale Yacht Club's Robotic Mowers sponsored Open Keelboat Regatta 2022 sailed at the weekend. With three race wins from six races sailed, Bendon on seven nett…
The fourth race of Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom Private Clients Spring Series on Saturday ended in sunshine. See photo gallery below
The overall lead changed in three of four classes after the final race of Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom Private Clients Spring Series on Saturday. Ending in West Cork style, the wind filled in, the sun came out and the dolphins put on…
Kinsale Harbour in West Cork. The Port is to get a new €1.2m fisherman's pontoon under Brexit adjustment funding announced by Government
Funds to help regions 'adjust' to Brexit will be used to fund major improvements at 14 harbours across West Cork it was announced earlier this week. As Afloat reported earlier, the grant is the largest ever funding announcement of its…
The Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo (Annamarie & Denis Murphy) from Royal Cork (right, above) has taken the overall lead in IRC Zero in the KYC Axiom Private Clients
Kinsale is the southernmost point of the Wild Atlantic Way and yesterday's conditions outside this West Cork Harbour lived up to their billing in the third race of Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom Private Clients Series. A lumpy sea and a…
Attending the Garda Síochána Centenary ceremony on the water were Courtmacsherry and Kinsale RNLI lifeboats
A public event was organised on Sunday by An Garda Síochána to remember the first-ever members of the Cork West Garda Division. Attending the ceremony on the water were Courtmacsherry and Kinsale RNLI lifeboats and the local civil defence RIB. The…
Chris Power Smith's potent J/122 Aurelia (meaning The Golden One) from the Royal St. George Yacht Club is the only Dublin entry so far for May's inaugural Inishtearaght Race from Kinsale
A competitive eight boat fleet is building in Kinsale for the inaugural Matthews Inishtearaght Race taking place in less than a month's time.  The race, promoted as an 'ideal shakedown race' for boats entering June's Round Ireland Race, has attracted top…
White Sails 2 Echo competitor Miss Charlie, a Tofinou 8  skippered by Patrick Beckett of Kinsale
Local yachts are back in charge at the top of the IRC One fleet after two races sailed in the Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom Private Clients Spring Series in West Cork. The wind for the second race of the series, after last…
A busy scene as dinghies are rigged at Kinsale Yacht Club
Wednesday, May 4, has been set as the start date for Midweek Sailing at Kinsale Yacht Club in Cork. Dragons and Squibs will have their own racing on Thursdays. The club committee has told members: "We have an amazing amount…
The Carroll Brothers Elan 40 Chancer
Racing in the second race of the Axiom Private Clients Spring Series for sailing cruisers at Kinsale was cancelled today due to inclement weather. An attempt was made to stage racing, but there was difficulty in getting the anchor to…
Squib racing in Kinsale Harbour
The Robotic Mowers Cork One-Design Keelboat Regatta is on Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd May 2022 in Kinsale Yacht Club. The regatta is open to Squib and Dragon keelboats. It is an open event and KYC is looking forward to…
Sunday's Axiom Private Clients Spring Series saw the launch of Kinsale Yacht Club's Under 25 Team J24 named ‘Kinsailor.’
New Royal Cork yachts for the 2022 season enjoyed debut success in the first race of Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom Private Clients Spring Series on Sunday (April 3).  Cork Harbour sailor Brian Jones took victory in his new Jelly Baby in Class One while clubmate…
Yachts start an offshore race at Kinsale Yacht Club. The club's inaugural race to the westernmost Blasket Island in May will be an all-in start either in or outside Kinsale Harbour
With 50 days to go to the start, Kinsale Yacht Club in West Cork has opened the online entry for its inaugural Inishtearaght Race. The new Irish offshore fixture race will take place on Friday, 20th May with a first starting gun…
Sponsor Frank Godsell (centre) presents the overall trophy to Elan 333 skipper Stephen Lysaght (left) with Anthony Scannell, Vice Commodore  of Kinsale Yacht Club pictured right
A nice east south-east sailing breeze brought this year's two-day Frank Godsell Mixed Cruiser League to a conclusion in Kinsale Harbour on  Sunday. In the IRC Handicap division, first overall was the Carroll Brothers Elan 40 Chancer. Second was the Elan 333…
Tom Roche’s Salona 45, Meridian
Entry for the Axiom Private Clients Spring Series in Kinsale Yacht Club is now open online. The series starts on Sunday 3 April and runs for five weeks, finishing on Saturday 30 April. One race per day is scheduled for…
Kinsale Yacht Club's first cruiser race of 2022 was won today on IRC rating by the host club's Elan 333 Reavra Too (Stephen Lysaght) in the opening race of the Frank Godsell sponsored March League.  Scheduled as a three-race event,…

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.