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Kinsale Squibs enjoyed great conditions for the final races of the club's Frostbite Series
The Squib Outlaw sailed by Ian Travers and Keith O'Riordan were the overall winners of the Custom Rigging Frostbites at Kinsale Yacht Club yesterday in a mix of conditions that included some heavy squalls.  After 12 races sailed, and with a…
Ian Travers and Keith O'Riordan lead at the Kinsale Frostbites
After nine races sailed at Kinsale Yacht Club's Custom Rigging Frostbites Series, Ian Travers and Keith O'Riordan took three wins yesterday in Outlaw to lead overall by a single point. The duo lead Colm Dunne and Fiona Ward in the 13-boat fleet. …
Commodore of Kinsale Yacht Club, Matthias Hellstern
After a difficult two years when sailing activities were restricted by the Covid pandemic, the Commodore of Kinsale Yacht Club on the southern coastline of County Cork, Matthias Hellstern, says the ”main focus this year is club racing and getting…
Colm Dunne and Fiona Ward sailing the Squib Allegro
After six races sailed at Kinsale Yacht Club's Custom Rigging Frostbites Series, Colm Dunne and Fiona Ward in Allegro lead by three points. The duo lead KYC Commodore Matthias Hellstern and Colm Daly in the 13-boat fleet. Third is Ian Travers and Keith O'Riordan on…
Kinsale Yacht Club U25 sailors celebrate the launch of the new club J/24
Kinsale Yacht Club has launched its Under 25 Team’s J24 and named it ‘Kinsailor.’ The boat is the last J24 to have been built by Jeremy Rogers, who also built Contessas, on the Isle of Wight. “At 31 years old…
The record number of 420s lined up at Kinsale for the first class training session of 2022
21 420 racing dinghies have arrived at Kinsale Yacht Club for their annual February Mid-Term coaching camp. This record number has doubled in number since it was last held at Schull in 2019. Boats have travelled from Wexford Harbour, Waterford Harbour,…
Race Officers John and Valerie Stallard and Michele Kennelly got the first races of the Custom Rigging Kinsale Yacht Club League off to a gentle start in a patchy 10-knots on Sunday.  The first day of scheduled racing was last Sunday…
The Kinsale Yacht Club Custom Rigging Frostbite Series was due to start for Lasers, Squibs, Toppers (above) and Mixed Dinghies with a First Gun at 11.55
The much-anticipated return to the water for Kinsale Yacht Club's mixed dinghy and one design keelboat scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled due to the weather forecast.  The Custom Rigging Frostbite Series was due to start for Lasers, Squibs, Toppers and…
Kinsale YC has scheduled a meeting of marina berth holders for Thursday, February 24, at 8 p.m.
The sailing season kicks into an increased level this Sunday in Cork when the Custom Rigging Frostbite Series starts at Kinsale Yacht Club. Lasers, Squibs, Toppers and Mixed Dinghies are included in the series which has a First Gun at…
Gordon Patterson and Ross Nolan from RNIYC are one of eight NI Squibs heading for the Kinsale based Irish Nationals in June
It’s a long way for crew and boats to travel from Belfast Lough and Strangford Lough to Kinsale but eight from the northern-based Squib class will be making that 300 mile trip in June for the eight-race Bandon Co-Op Squib…
God’s own harbour town – Kinsale provides excellent berthing, superb hospitality, great sailing, and top class sport afloat
When the Irish Squib Class signed off their 2021 season with boats from all parts of the country taking part in the successful though socially-distanced Freshwater Regatta for four national keelboat classes at Dromineer on Lough Derg in October, the…
Dara McGee's - 'Under a mackerel sky', part of the Curacha outdoor exhibition
The Irish Dragon Fleet continues to build interest as the 2024 Gold Cup in Kinsale comes closer. News that the Glandore and Kinsale fleets particularly are experiencing strong growth in numbers and standard of sailors is contained in the International…
Squib racing off Kinsale - Kinsale Yacht Club will host the first dual UK & IRL Squib Championships in June
Preparations at Kinsale Yacht Club for the Bandon Co-op Squib National Championships 2022 are off to a fabulous start with 42 teams entered to date from the UK and Ireland. Entries thus far availed of an attractive early bird entry…
Yachts competing in the Kinsale Yacht Club Gunsmoke Bell Trophy Race
The weather gods were shining at Kinsale Yacht Club for the annual Gunsmoke Bell race sponsored by Sammy Cohen. In sunny weather, a fleet of 12 boats competed for the Gunsmoke Bell trophy. Race Officer, Donal Hayes, set a course…
Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Matthias Hellstern (left) along with Dave Cullinane (SCORA Vice-Commodore) and Harvey Matthews (centre) of sponsors Matthews of Cork, launched the inaugural Inishearaght Race in Kinsale
To meet a growing demand for offshore racing, Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Matthias Hellstern along with Dave Cullinane (SCORA Vice-Commodore) and Harvey Matthews representing sponsors Matthews of Cork, launched the inaugural Inishtearaght Race in Kinsale on Wednesday, December 23rd. As Afloat…
“The quiet charm of a self-effacing Power Couple” – Rosemary and Jack Roy in Kinsale
When we published a comprehensive overview of Jack Roy’s achievement-filled career ashore and afloat on 14th July 2017, it was in light of his recently-elected position as President of Irish Sailing. With someone who lived life a hundred per cent…

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.