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The fleet set out in classic Kinsale weather with 20 knots and waves. The championships were both decided on the water in the final race at the Bandon Co-op Squib National Championships. After the many black flags of yesterday, the…
Squib National Championships racing at Kinsale Yacht Club
The weather came in and the Bandon Co-op Squib Nationals fleet left the harbour to embark on a three-race day, the gentle breeze turned southerly and the first race today was race four of the Championships, a nice 10 knots…
Sunshine and sunscreen were both needed today in the Squib National Championships after Sunday's freezing cold conditions. Day Two had two races scheduled and the combined fleets ran out of Kinsale harbour this morning with their colourful mace sails and…
Kinsale locals Colm Dunne and Rob Gill won the ‘Practice’ race of the Squib Nationals in Allegro
Day one of the Bandon Co-op Squib National championships in Kinsale started in a strong 16kt northern breeze with significant gusts. The Traditional Practice race gave visitors a good beat and run across the racecourse before Race 1 officially got…
The Squib fleet in action off Kinsale, where their premier 2022 Championship gets underway this weekend
The Bandon Co-Op-sponsored week-long British & Irish Squib Nationals getting underway this weekend in Kinsale - with the first racing on Sunday, June 19th - is an eloquent example of the imaginative thinking that is needed to get sailing back…
Sam Hunt and Cian McCarthy of Kinsale aboard the latter’s Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon Girl on the morning of the start of the Inishtearaght Race, which they won
Kinsale’s top two-handers Cian McCarthy and Sam Hunt with the Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon Girl seem to have already put in enough successful sailing in the season of 2022 to fulfil the ambitions of many crews for a whole year. And…
Anthony Kingston’s Swan 40 Shindig was the ECHO handicap winner in the Kinsale Yacht Club Cruiser Race to Glandore
Bad weather last Saturday affected entries for the annual Kinsale Yacht Club Cruiser Race to Glandore in West Cork. Anthony Kingston’s Swan 40 Shindig was the ECHO handicap winner. White sails fleet winner was Anthony Scannell’s Hansemer. The KYC Squibs…
Kinsale Yacht Club's Ian Travers (Regatta Director), Mayor of County Cork Cllr. Gillian Coughlan and Matthias Hellstern (Commodore Kinsale YC) with the prestigious trophies for June's Squib National Championships
The Squib National Championships scheduled for Kinsale Harbour in West Cork next month got a boost on Tuesday when the Mayor of County Cork launched the one design championships that is expected to attract 120 sailors from across Ireland and…
Kinsale YC Commodore Matthias Hellstern, Vice Commodore, Anthony Scannell who takes up the role as Regatta Director for the 2023 Sovereign’s Cup and Hon Sailing Secretary, Michele Kennelly
Kinsale Yacht Club has announced its Vice Commodore Anthony Scannell as the Regatta Director for the 2023 Sovereign’s Cup. The regatta will take place from 21st to 24th June 2023. "The club is very much looking forward to returning to…
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…
Kinsale Yacht club Marina in West Cork with a moored visiting superyacht at the facility
One of the country’s leading marinas will become unusable for keelboats unless urgent action is taken to address increasing silting in the harbour area writes David Forsythe in West Cork Kinsale-based Fine Gael councillor Kevin Murphy told the recent meeting of…
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…
Adrian Bendon in MarJ (156), the overall winner of the Dragon class, leads Brian Goggin's Whisper (213) into a windward mark at Kinsale Yacht Club's Robotic Mowers Open Keelboat Regatta
MarJ skippered by Adrian Bendon was the overall winner of the 13-boat Dragon class in Kinsale Yacht Club's Robotic Mowers sponsored Open Keelboat Regatta 2022 sailed at the weekend. With three race wins from six races sailed, Bendon on seven nett…
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…
Kinsale Harbour in West Cork. The Port is to get a new €1.2m fisherman's pontoon under Brexit adjustment funding announced by Government
Funds to help regions 'adjust' to Brexit will be used to fund major improvements at 14 harbours across West Cork it was announced earlier this week. As Afloat reported earlier, the grant is the largest ever funding announcement of its…
Attending the Garda Síochána Centenary ceremony on the water were Courtmacsherry and Kinsale RNLI lifeboats
A public event was organised on Sunday by An Garda Síochána to remember the first-ever members of the Cork West Garda Division. Attending the ceremony on the water were Courtmacsherry and Kinsale RNLI lifeboats and the local civil defence RIB. The…

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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