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The late Jack Roy in an unusually serious frame of mind after officiating as PRO at the Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale

Jack Roy RIP

13th December 2021 News Update
The death of former Irish Sailing President and Olympic Games Race Officer Jack Roy of Greystones and Dun Laoghaire has deprived our sport of one of its most popular and enthusiastic devotees, both in terms of services to sailing and in…
Newly elected Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Matthias Hellstern (left) with outgoing Commodore Mike Walsh
Kinsale Yacht Club has elected Matthias Helstern as its new Commodore at last night's online AGM. The former Mirror dinghy ace and Dragon keelboat sailor takes over at a busy time for the West Cork club from outgoing Commodore Mike Walsh.…
Kinsale Honour - Photographer Bob Bateman
Afloat Photographer Bob Bateman's essential role in promoting sailing in Ireland was recognised again last night, this time at the Kinsale Yacht Club AGM.  Bateman was made an honorary member of the West Cork club for his support of the…
South coast boats will have a new race along the Cork and Kerry coast next May when SCORA races around the Blasket Islands
The increasing interest in Irish offshore yacht racing events was illustrated at last Friday's South Coast Offshore Racing Association AGM with the announcement of a new race on the Cork and Kerry coast next May.  The twenty-first annual SCORA meeting was…
Sammy Cohen’s Gunsmoke
A fleet of sixteen boats took part in the final race of the Kinsale Yacht Club October/November Series on Sunday 28th November. Northerly winds meant that the Race Officer, Donal Hayes, was able to send the fleet on a beat…
Stephen Lysaght’s Reavra Too, an Elan 333
At Kinsale Yacht Club on Sunday, Stephen Lysaght’s Reavra Too an Elan 333 continued her successful arrival into Fleet 1 of the White Sails October/November Series. Having won her first race the previous week she repeated the victory on Sunday…
Michael Carroll’s Chancer finished second in the fifth race of Kinsale's White Sails October/November Series
The fifth race of Kinsale Yacht Club’s cruiser White Sails October/November Series was won in IRC Fleet 1 by Stephen Lysaght’s Reavra Too, the boat’s first outing in the league. Michael Carroll’s Chancer finished second and Valfreya (D.Riome & M.Leonard)…
Valfreya (M. Leonard & D. Riome’s Sigma 33) pictured at June's Sovereign's Cup
Class 1 IRC at Kinsale Yacht Club’s White Sails October/November series has been seeing changes at the top with Valfreya (M. Leonard & D. Riome’s Sigma 33) taking back first place after winning on Sunday and now on four points…
The Yachting Malta Coastal Race starts Wednesday 20th October
Kinsale Yacht Club's Freya skippered by Conor Doyle is part of an international fleet of over 40 boats expected to take part in the Yachting Malta Coastal Race tomorrow, a shakedown race before Saturday's 600-mile Middle Sea Race tomorrow. The…
Six days of competitive Squib racing are scheduled on the waters South of Kinsale harbour next June 19th
The first-ever UK and Irish Squib National Championships featuring combined fleets will take place next year in Kinsale. The rescheduled Squib National Championships incorporating the Irish Squib National Championships will sail from Kinsale Yacht Club from 19th to 24th June 2022.…
Meridian (Thomas Roche) is lying second in Kinsale Yacht Club's White Sails Series
Kinsale Yacht Club's October/November White Sails series has six boats entered in the IRC 1 fleet where the leader is Anthony O'Brien's White Tiger, with Meridian (Thomas Roche) second and Valfreya (M.Leonard/D.Riome) third. The IRC 2 leader is Patrick Beckett's,…
Kinsale Yacht Club is planning to acquire a suitable yacht (most likely a J/24 like the Royal Cork club boat (pictured above) for its new under 25 team
Kinsale Yacht Club plans for an Under 25 sailing team are progressing in West Cork.  The plan is to acquire a suitable yacht (most likely a J/24) that will compete on the under 25 keelboat circuit around Ireland. It follows expressions…
The Laser End of Season regatta sponsored by Matthews of Cork at Kinsale Yacht Club
The Laser End of Season regatta sponsored by Matthews of Cork concluded at Kinsale Yacht Club yesterday with Munster sailors taking the prizes in each of the three rig divisions after four races sailed in the 63-boat fleet.  The PRO,…
Lasers in action off the Sovereign Rocks, Kinsale
As many other fleets have put their boats to bed for the winter, Kinsale Yacht Club is gearing up to host the Laser Class for an end of season event this coming weekend. The event is proudly sponsored by James…
Conor Doyle's XP50 Freya from Kinsale Yacht Club is entered into the 2021 Rolex Malta Middle Sea Race this October
With 50 days to the start of the 42nd Rolex Middle Sea Race, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) is preparing itself for a stellar fleet and there is Irish offshore sailing interest in the lineup too with Kinsale's XP50…
Royal St. George's Peter Bowring, Neil Hegarty and David Williams are the 2021 Irish Dragon championships winners after a seven-race contest off Kinsale
The final race of the championship decided the top four places overall of the O'Leary Life Irish Dragon Nationals at Kinsale with Dublin Bay sailors Peter Bowring, Neil Hegarty and David Williams taking the title. The race was sailed in a consistent…

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.