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A fleet of eight boats started from the Kinsale Harbour line at Charlesfort at 7 pm on Friday to contest the UK Sailmakers Kinsale Yacht Club/SCORA Fastnet Race that was won by Cian McCarthy's Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon Girl (pictured on right)
Cian McCarthy's Cinnamon Girl of the host club has added to her offshore wins this season with an overall IRC victory in the UK Sailmakers Ireland Kinsale Yacht Club Fastnet Race. A strong fleet of eight started the UK Sailmakers Ireland…
Mike McCarthy's Royal Cork Dehler 40, Jolastan
The West Cork festival of yacht racing kicks off on Saturday, July 30th, when SCORA will start an offshore race from Kinsale to Baltimore at 8 am. This race replaces the traditional overnight one from Crosshaven, which had suffered from…
The start of the 2022 K2Q race from Dun Laoghaire to Cork. The offshore race began on July 1, just a week after the Round Ireland Race had finished
Kinsale Yacht Club's second offshore race of the season indicates a south coast demand for this type of racing. Still, the absence of any Cork boats on July's K2Q 260 race course means organisers look set to alter the timing…
Thomas Roche's Salona 45 Meridian from Kinsale Yacht Club is entered into October's Middle Sea Race from Malta
Some 49 yachts from 21 countries – including Ireland – have entered the Mediterranean’s premier 606-mile classic to date. Thomas Roche's Salona 45 Meridian from Kinsale Yacht Club is entered into the race that has seen a string of Irish boats compete…
First look - Andrew Hall's Welsh J125 Jackknife is among the entries for the inaugural K2Q race on July 1 from Dun Laoghaire to Cork Harbour
Just as the 2022 Round Ireland Race concludes at the end of June, a new Irish biennial offshore racing fixture between Dublin and Cork has launched with a start in five days' time, and a 'novel set up' to provide…
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…
Brian Carroll (red jacket on helm) will be racing on Chancer in Kinsale's 240-mile Inistearaght Race
The idea for the Inishtearaght Race originated because Kinsale sailors thought that the best and most scenic part of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race is west of Kinsale. So what about a race from Kinsale around the Blaskets and…
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 ICRA National Championships that take place as part of Cork Week will have a double weighting for the Boat of the Year Award in 2022
12 regattas and series will determine the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) Boat of the Year award in 2022 including Kinsale Yacht Club's new south coast offshore race around the Blasket Islands. Scoring in the Boat of the Year competition…
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…
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…
The start of the Palermo to Montecarlo Race in which Ireland's XP 50 Freya was fifth on IRC rating. Next up for skipper Conor Doyle and the Kinsale crew is October's Middle Sea Race in Malta
In a warm-up for October's Middle Sea Race, in which Cork yacht Freya is the only Irish entry, the Kinsale Yacht Club XP50 skippered by Conor Doyle took fifth overall on IRC and ninth in line honours in this week's…
The Freya crew from Kinsale competing in the Palermo to Monte Carlo Race
Conor Doyle’s XP50 ‘Freya’ from Kinsale Yacht Club starts in Saturday's 450-mile Palermo to Montecarlo Race as the sole Irish entry in the Italian classic. An international fleet of 56 boats will race in the fixture organised by the Circolo…
Robert Marchant's yellow–hulled Fulmar 32 Fulmar Fever is a SCORA stalwart. Up to seven Cork yachts will race to Dunmore East next Saturday.
The South Coast Offshore Racing Association (SCORA) will run a Cork Harbour to Dunmore East offshore race next Saturday, August 21st. The offshore body is also considering a race back to Crosshaven the following day. The plan is for a…
New life for old – Richard Leonard's David Thomas-designed Bolero Bandit, the Bruce Farr 1977-vintage Farrocious, and the Young family's Albin Express North Star racing with Royal Cork YC last Thursday evening
Where other people and places see problems, down Crosshaven way they see opportunities and solutions. Thus although the sailing world generally may be getting increasingly agitated about the fact that fibreglass boats seem to last forever and eventually present a…
Frank Doyle's J112 Cara finished in third place in SCORA's Kinsale to Baltimore Race
Royal Cork J/109 Jelly Baby was the winner of SCORA's coastal race from Kinsale to Baltimore completing the passage in a corrected time of 7 hours 57 minutes and 16 seconds.  There were six entrants for the overnight feeder race to join…

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