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Rob Gill and Padraig McGillicuddy from Kinsale Yacht Club competing in the Squib Southern Championships at Kinsale
Racing in westerly winds gusting to 30 knots, local crews hold the top three places overall after the first two races of the Squib South Coast Championship at Kinsale Yacht Club. National champions Ian Travers and Keith O'Riordan won both races…
Kinsale Yacht Club hosts the Squib South Coast Championships this weekend
The Squib South Coast Championships are scheduled for this weekend at Kinsale Yacht Club, where the class has strong support. Racing is planned for Saturday and Sunday, with the rules requiring that boats be kept afloat during the event, no…
First look - Stephen Lysaght’s Elan 333 'Reavra Too’
Kinsale Yacht Club returned to club cruiser monthly league racing after the Sovereigns Cup dominated activities, with racing in the Blue Haven Group Summer Series. Dan Buckley’s ‘Justus’ a J109, won the first race in IRC1 and ECHO handicaps from…
Job Done – Sam Hunt and Cian McCarthy relaxing in Dingle after winning the Two-Handed Division and placing second overall in the Dun Laoghaire-Dingle Race
The attractive Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon Girl made an impressive post-pandemic impact with last year’s Inishtearaght Race from Kinsale. But for 2023, her hand-in-glove team of Cian McCarthy and Sam Hunt made an international impression with fantastic coordination and impressively high-speed…
Kinsale Yacht Club welcomed Minister of State at the Department of Children, Equality and Disability, Anne Rabbitte, to launch its new Sailability fleet of access dinghies and a new Whaly Safety boat
Although the biennial Sovereigns Cup might be the big focus at Kinsale Yacht Club this week, another aspect of the club was boosted over the weekend - its commitment to inclusiveness in sailing. The West Cork club welcomed Minister of State at the Department…
Kinsale Yacht Club salute: (from left) Brian Carroll, KYC Cruiser Captain, Tom Roche, Meridian; Finbarr O Regan, ArtfulDodjer; Cian McCarthy and Sam Hunt, Cinnamon Girl and Matthias Hellstern, Commodore Kinsale Yacht Club
On the eve of its 100-boat Sovereign's Cup Regatta, Kinsale Yacht Club saluted their Volvo Dun Laoghaire Dingle Racers, particularly the two-handed campaign of Cian McCarthy and Sam Hunt, who finished second overall.  As Afloat readers know, the stunning performance of…
Inishtearaght is the westernmost of the Blasket Islands off the County Kerry coast
Following a successful inaugural race in 2022, the date for the 2024 Kinsale Yacht Club Inishtearaght Race has been set to start on Friday, 24th May 2024. The date has been set to be one month before the Round Ireland…
Peter Bowring's Phantom from the Royal St. George Yacht Club is one of the early entries for the South Coast Dragon Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club later this month
Kinsale Yacht Club will host the “O’Leary Life South Coast Dragon Championships” from the 26th – 28th of May. The event, which is the first regional event on the Irish Dragon class calendar, will mark the start of an exciting…
Dan Buckley's J109 Justus leads IRC Class One division at the Early Summer Cruiser Series at Kinsale Yacht Club
Dan Buckley's J109 Justus leads after one race sailed at the La Bougie Early Summer Cruiser Series at Kinsale Yacht Club. After last week's cancellation, the series got underway last night in breezy conditions in Kinsale Harbour. Justus now leads…
The Squib Outlaw, sailed by Ian Travers and Keith O’Riordan at Kinsale
The first Wednesday night of La Bougie Early Summer Cruiser Racing at Kinsale Yacht Club in Cork had to be cancelled due to high winds, but it is hoped to get going this Wednesday night, May 10 with First Gun (FG)…
Racing in the 2023 ORC European Championship, hosted by the Royal Malta Yacht Club
One final inshore race on May 1st completed the 2023 ORC European Championship, hosted by the Royal Malta Yacht Club, in which Kinsale yacht, the XP50 Freya, skippered by Conor Doyle, was competing.  The Kinsale crew competed in ORC A…
Honorary Member Mark Mellett (centre) is congratulated by Kinsale Yacht Club's Tom Roche left and Commodore Matthias Hellstern
Former Vice-Admiral Mark Mellett of the Irish Naval Service, who retired as head of the Defence Forces in September 2021, has been saluted by Kinsale Yacht Club at the weekend for his distinguished award from the French Government of 'Commandeur de…
Royal Cork's Jelly Baby crew relax after the four race Axiom Spring Series at Kinsale Yacht Club. The Brian Jones led crew from Cork Harbour were the Class One ECHO division winners. Scroll down for a photo galley and results.
Royal Cork Yacht Club Half Tonner Swuzzlebubble was the Spinnaker 1 - IRC fleet overall winner after four races sailed at Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom Spring Series. After a fortnight of cancellations due to big winds and fog, the KYC league concluded on Saturday,…
Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom Spring Series
Royal Cork Yacht Club Half Tonner Swuzzlebubble stays top of the Spinnaker 1 - IRC fleet after two more races at Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom Spring Series. After a fortnight of cancellations due to big winds and fog, the KYC league…
A dense fog stopped racing at Kinsale Yacht Club's Spring Series but more racing is planned this Sunday
Kinsale Yacht Club has not been having much luck with its Spring cruiser series where the weather is concerned. Last Sunday, yachts gathered for the start of the planned third day of the series but, just like on the second…
Cruiser racing at Kinsale Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club will begin midweek sailing for cruisers on Wednesday, May 3. One Design keelboats Squibs and Dragons will start their evening sailing on the following evening, Thursday, May 4. The club’s Keelboat Regatta, sponsored by the Kingston Kinsale…

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.