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Lack of wind scuppered Bank Holiday weekend racing at Kinsale Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club's Dick Hegarty Trophy race was postponed again on Bank Holiday Monday, having deferred racing from Sunday due to weather.  The First Gun for the memorial race was scheduled at 13.55, but lack of wind prevented racing. The Victoria’s…
Kinsale Yacht Club cruisers will compete in the Dick Hegarty Trophy Race on October Bank Holiday Monday
Kinsale Yacht Club sails its Dick Hegarty Trophy race on Bank Holiday Monday, having deferred racing from Sunday due to weather.  The First Gun for the memorial race is 13.55. The Victoria’s Antiques White Sails Autumn/Winter Series incorporates the Hegarty Trophy…
Patrick Beckett’s  Tofinou 8 Miss Charlie is competing in Kinsale YC’s Whitesail October-November Series
Racing at the top of Kinsale YC’s Whitesail October-November series in IRC One Fleet is close. David Riome’s Sigma 33 won the third race on Sunday and leads the fleet. Only a point separates the top three from each other.…
The Sun Fast 3300 Cinnamon Girl from Kinsale with her
The Sun Fast 3300 Cinnamon Girl from Kinsale, sailed two-handed by Cian McCarthy and Sam Hunt, has been cutting a successful swathe through Irish offshore racing for more than two years now. But in December, they'll be making the top-level…
Freya's 2023 Middle Sea Race Crew pictured before the start: Conor Doyle - Skipper, Will Byrne - Bow, Fabio Galea - Mid Bow, Niall McGuinness - Mast, Grattan Roberts - Pit, John Maher - Pit, Harry Durcan - Trim, Micheál O’ Súilleabhain - Trim, Chris Taylor - Trim, James Lyons - Main, Nicholas O’Leary - Tactician
and Emily Nagle - Navigator
The 44th Rolex Middle Sea Race starts this morning, Saturday, 21 October, at 1100 CEST from Grand Harbour, Valletta, with Conor Doyle’s xP50 Freya from Kinsale defending an ORC Class podium place. The Mediterranean’s most renowned offshore race has all the…
After two races of Kinsale Yacht Club's White Sail October-November Series, Gavin Lawlor’s Genesis leads the IRC 1 Fleet, with Meridian (Thomas Roche) second and John Godkin’s Godot. third. In ECHO handicap Cirrus (Gerard and Mathilde Campbell) leads with Godot…
Kinsale's Shawn Kingston, Donal Small and Conor Hemlock were the Dragon class winners at Lough Derg Yacht Club Freshwater Keelboat Regatta
Counting four race wins Kinsale Yacht Club's Shawn Kingston, Donal Small and Conor Hemlock, sailing 'Grey Hare' were the clear winners of the Dragon Class at a cut-short Lough Derg Yacht Club Freshwater Keelboat One Design Regatta on Sunday.  Five races…
Kinsale's Ian Travers and Keith O'Riordan were the Squib class winners of Lough Derg Yacht Club's Freshwater Keelboat One Design Regatta
A win in race four meant Kinsale Yacht Club Squib duo Ian Travers and Keith O'Riordan won a cut-short Lough Derg Yacht Club Freshwater Keelboat One Design Regatta on Sunday.  Four races were sailed on Saturday with one discard, but racing…
David Rime’s Valfreya is competing in the Victoria Antiques White Sails League October/November at Kinsale Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club’s opening day for the Victoria Antiques White Sails League October/November last Sunday had seven yachts in IRC Fleet 1 which was won by Gavin Lawlor’s Genesis with John Godkin’s Godot second and David Rime’s Valfreya third. On…
Albert O’Neill, skipper of the Sallybelle, was the winner of the Daunt Trophy at Kinsale Yacht Club's  2023 'At Home' Regatta is pictured with KYC Commodore Matthias Hellstern (right)
Kinsale Yacht Club's 'At Home' Regatta, sponsored by Victoria's Antiques, was held on Sunday, 17th September, and saw a great turnout despite the damp weather. The event was a big success, with many sailors from the sailability, dinghy, and keelboat…
Finbarr O'Regan's J109 Artful Dodjer, took overall victory in the final race of the Eden Capital Mid-Week Series for cruisers at Kinsale Yacht Club
The J109 Artful Dodjer, skippered by Finbarr O'Regan, secured the victory in the final race of the Eden Capital Mid-Week Series for cruisers at Kinsale Yacht Club, winning by a narrow margin of 9 seconds over the Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon…
Kinsale Yacht Club's Spaleen Race is an All-In ECHO Trophy Race for cruiser-racers
The annual Draper family ‘Spalpeen Race’ will be sailed at Kinsale Yacht Club this Friday. This is an All-In ECHO Trophy Race for cruiser-racers, with the first gun at 1825 and a time limit to finish by 2030. The race…
The South Coast Offshore Racing Association (SCORA) Fastnet Race has been cancelled this Friday
The South Coast Offshore Racing Association (SCORA) has cancelled its Fastnet Race scheduled to start, in conjunction with Kinsale Yacht Club, this Friday from Kinsale, due to weather, but this time because the forecast conditions are too light! It is…
The Under-25 J24 'Kinsailor' team from Kinsale Yacht Club are congratulated by Royal Irish Commodore Jerry Dowling (second from left) for their win at the J Cup Ireland on Dublin Bay
The Commodore of Kinsale Yacht Club, Matthias Hellestern, has congratulated the club's Under 25 team on another success.  As Afloat reported, the Under-25 Kinsale team competed at the J Cup Ireland in the J24 division and managed to stay in…
The 54th la Solitaire du Figaro leave the starting line off Ouistreham, France, heading for Kinsale County Cork
The 54th La Solitaire du Figaro Paprec, a renowned solo sailing race, kicked off its first stage today at Ouistreham beach off Caen on France's Normandy coast. The 32 solo skippers were given a purposeful but relatively straightforward start on…
2023’s Dragon National Champions are Cameron Good, Simon Furneyand Henry Kingston on Little Fella crossing the finish line in the seventh and final race on Sunday 27 August
Cameron Good, Simon Furney and Henry Kingston sailing ‘Little Fella’ maintained their lead to defend their Irish National Dragon Championship in Kinsale on Sunday (27 August). The host club leaders finished with a four-point margin after a total of seven…

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.