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The Atlantic 85 class lifeboat was christened the Christine and Raymond Fielding at the Union Hall Pier by crew Chris Collins (Helmsman), Darren Collins, Riona Casey and Hugh McNulty
Volunteers at Union Hall RNLI in West Cork held a special ceremony and service of dedication on Saturday (25 June) for their Atlantic 85 lifeboat, Christine and Raymond Fielding. A crowd gathered on Keelbeg Pier for a special ceremony and service…
First look - Royal Cork mixed dinghy racing in the annual Coolmore Race in Cork Harbour
Run by the Royal Cork Yacht Club for its junior and youth sailors, Sunday's fun Coolmore race for dinghies started off Coolmore House near Rabbit Island in Cork Harbour and finished in front of the RCYC clubhouse at high tide.…
Sam Hunt (left) and Cian McCarthy are presented with the inaugural KYC Inishtearaght Race trophy from sponsor James Matthews (centre)
Overall IRC and ECHO honours in Kinsale Yacht Club's inaugural Matthews Centre sponsored Inishtearaght Race went to double-handed duo Cian McCarthy and Sam Hunt of the host club. McCarthy and Hunt sailing the Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon Girl finished with a corrected…
Chris Power Smith's J/122 Aurelia crew from the Royal St. George Yacht Club at Dun Laoghaire Harbour celebrate the line honours win in the inaugural Kinsale Inishtearaght Race
Chris Power Smith's J/122 entry Aurelia from the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire was the line honours winner of the inaugural Inishtearaght Race, finishing at 9 pm on Saturday. The only Dublin entry in the Kinsale Yacht…
Royal Cork's Oisin Pierse leads the Optimist Munster Championships in Cork Harbour
Fresh from his IODAI Optimist Trials success at Ballyholme at Easter, Royal Cork's Oisin Pierse has taken the overall lead on home waters at the Optimist Munster Championships after four races sailed in the 46-boat senior fleet.  119 boats in three fleets are…
Brian Carroll's Chancer leads off the start line in Kinsale Yacht Club's inaugural 240-mile Inishteraght Race
There were great starts for the host club's Elan 40 Chancer (Brian Carroll) and Denis Murphy's Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo from Royal Cork in the inaugural Inishtearaght Race from Kinsale this morning in the brand new Irish offshore yacht race…
Creenan’s hostelry in Ballinacurra village near Midleton in East Cork was the mecca for Cork Harbour dinghy sailors on Sunday where the 75-year-old Rankin dinghy Cliodhna was the centre of attention
There were breezy conditions for the annual dinghy race from Cobh to Ballinacurra in Cork Harbour on Sunday. Organised by Cove Sailing Club in conjunction with the National 18 Class, the race started as usual from the Spit Bank area off Cobh. But…
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…
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…
Four boats came to the Royal Cork line for the first white sail race of the summer season
With many Royal Cork boats away competing at the Kinsale Yacht Club Spring league, as well as a large club contingent at the Ballyholme Youth Nationals this weekend, turnout was low for the opening white sail race of the 2022…
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…
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…
The Sand Quay refurbishment at Monkstown Bay is a work in progress and there has been a thumbs up for the new surface that replaces the grass. 
Monkstown Bay boaters in Cork Harbour got a pre-season boost with a general tidying up of the town's Sand Quay and boat park extensively used by Monkstown Bay Sailing Club (MBSC). The improvements come as the Cork Lower Harbour Main…
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…
Fiona Young, the helm of the Albin Express North Star was awarded Club Boat of the Year by Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Kieran O'Connell
Royal Cork Yacht Club's Club weekend cruiser-racer meeting on Saturday featured a discussion on IRC ratings and ECHO handicaps and start times for this summer's Cork Harbour racing from Crosshaven. The meeting also proved an opportunity for the presentation of…
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…
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,…
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…
Ronan Kenneally (centre) with photographed with the MBSC Yard of Ale trophy and Race Officer Alan Fehily (left) and club Commodore Sandy Rimmington
Twenty-knot blustery conditions brought the six-week Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser Winter League to a close in Cork Harbour yesterday. The host club's Ronan Kenneally successfully defended the MBSC Yard of Ale Trophy with the experienced Rob Howe (also an SB20 sailor)…
The overall leader of the  MBSC Laser Winter League Ronan Kenneally (right) has a six-point lead going into next Saturday's final races. Rob Scallan is also pictured.
The overall leader of the Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Laser Winter League Ronan Kenneally (right) has a six-point lead going into next Saturday's final races in Cork Harbour. Kenneally took the advantage on the penultimate Saturday to oust Cove's Kieran…
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