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Kinsale X-yacht Freya, skippered by Conor Doyle, sailed to ORC success in the 2022 Middle Sea race in October and is pictured above competing on her home waters at the 2021 Sovereign's Cup
Sovereign's Cup Regatta Director Tony Scannell has published the Notice of Race (downloadable below) for next June's 15th Cup for Cruisers, Coastal and White Sails fleets. Scannell confirmed Kinsale Yacht Club is looking forward to welcoming everyone back to a 'full-strength'…
CGI of the new Rob Doyle/Juan Kouyoumdjian Argo 54 sloop under sail. The aluminium hull was recently launched in the Netherlands, and is currently on the way to Greece for fitting out and commissioning
Today’s largest sailing superyachts are so much a world unto themselves that they lead a sort of independent and supra-national existence. The name of Argentine-born designer Juan Kouyoumdjian (an ancestor was Armenian) may be best known in Ireland for his…
Kinsale Yacht Club Person of the Year, Dave O’Sullivan with KYC Commodore, Matthias Hellstern, KYC Vice Commodore, Tony Scannell, ISA President, John Twomey, as well as members of the Under 25’s Kinsailor project
In the time-honoured tradition at Kinsale in West Cork, the end of the season at Kinsale Yacht Club is marked by the Laying Up Dinner. This event allows members to come together to celebrate the season passed and look forward…
Big boat, big crew lineup of a stellar cast – Conor Doyle (centre) with his class-winning crew in Valetta
While the IRC may still be the rating system of choice in northwest Europe, any movement of the action in any international direction quickly finds your boat and crew are soon into hotly competitive offshore racing events where the ORC…
Sallybelle (Albert O’Neill) leads the McCarthy Insurance October/November White Sails League ECHO Division 2 at Kinsale Yacht Club
David Riome’s Valfeya won Saturday’s third race of the McCarthy Insurance October/November White Sails League at Kinsale Yacht Club in Fleet 1, both IRC and ECHO from John Stallard’s Siboney. Overall, Valfreya is on six points in IRC, one ahead…
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Kinsale Yacht Club has reminded members to submit their entries for the ‘Boat Log of the Year’ award. The closing date is Friday, October 28
Great sailing conditions for today's third race of Royal Cork Yacht Club's AIB-sponsored Autumn League at Crosshaven. Scroll down for a photo gallery of today's racing by Bob Bateman
The third race of the Royal Cork Yacht Club's AIB-sponsored Autumn League was sailed in the shadow of a gale warning today, with all fleets completing a single blustery race in Cork Harbour. After three races sailed – and no discard…
Patrick Beckett’s Miss Charlie maintains a lead of two points at the top of the Kinsale Yacht Club October White Sails League in Cruisers Class II IRC
Two races have been sailed in the McCarthy Insurance October White Sails League at Kinsale Yacht Club, with close competition in both IRC and ECHO handicaps. Michael Carroll’s Chancer leads Class 1 IRC on four points. John Stallard’s Siboney and…
Cruiser-racing at Kinsale Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club began its October/November White Sails League on Saturday with John Stallard's Siboney winning Class 1 IRC, Michael McCarthy’s Chancer in second place and David Rione’s Valfreya third. Class 2 winner was Patrick Beckett’s Miss Charlie; second Sallybelle…
One of seven 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race starts held in front of Valletta's Siege Bell war memorial
With the start of the 2022 Rolex Middle Sea Race just three weeks away, another fascinating contest beckons. The entry list currently stands at 120 yachts representing 25 countries, including Ireland. As Afloat previously reported, Kinsale Yacht Club had two entries…
Finishing on a high – the Kinsailor bronze-winning crew at the conclusion of the J/24 Euros at Howth with Micheal O Suilleabhain on the right
Micheal O Suilleabhain may well be the name that goes into the records books. But he will be the first to point out that not only was it a team effort, in fact, it was an entire Kinsale Yacht Club…
Miss Charlie (Patrick Beckett) was third in the KYC  'At Home' Regatta
Michael Carroll’s Chancer won Kinsale Yacht Club’s ECHO Cruisers Spinnaker Fleet Race in the 'At Home' Regatta on Sunday. Second was Samuel Cohen’s Gunsmoke II, and third Stephen Lysaght’s Reavra Too. Albert O’Neil’s Sallybelle won Whitesails ECHO with Anthony Scannell’s…
The ICRA U25 crew of Kinsailor took third overall at the J24 European Championships in Howth
The ICRA U25 Support Programme is now in its fourth year and currently supporting eleven U25 squads in clubs all over the country. "The programme is showing just what is possible when the energy and enthusiasm of youth are given…
Some Irish coastal towns almost ignore it. Others simply face it. But Kinsale embraces the sea
Where other Irish harbours face the sea, Kinsale embraces it. And this generous geographical reality helps to provide a genuine sense of community interaction when any initiative at the hospitable south Cork port is put together to help get young…
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Kinsale Yacht Club says it is examining an initiative with Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre (KOEC) and Kinsale Community School to develop a team racing programme for teenagers. It’s envisaged that up to six boats will be made available by KOEC who will provide training and safety boat…
Kinsale Yacht Club's Kinsailor crew competing at the J24 Europeans in Howth
After ten races, the J/24 European Championship hosted by Howth Yacht Club, concluded in a tie at 65 points, with the third-place team only one point back. That third-place team was made up of six junior sailors from the 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.

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