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Yacht in Kinsale Harbour at low tide, listing against the adjacent keel wall with its mast looming over the road
Low tide was a little too low for one Kinsale yacht which listed over the adjacent quay on Wednesday afternoon (10 April). As CorkBeo reports, a section of Pier Road in the West Cork town was closed to traffic after…
Racing in week one of the 2024 Axiom April League at Kinsale Yacht Club
An 'ugly' sea state and a gale warning in operation have led to the cancellation of the second day of racing at Kinsale Yacht Club's Axiom April League on the south coast. The league began last weekend for mixed cruisers…
Cian McCarthy addresses the Kinsale Yacht Club gathering saluting his achievements with Sam Hunt in the 2023 Sydney-Hobart Race
Cian McCarthy and Sam Hunt were honoured at home on the Easter weekend by Kinsale Yacht Club, the West Cork club joining a long list of organisations that saluted the duo's Christmas 2003 achievements competing in Australia's Sydney Hobart Race.…
Spinnaker division boats compete in good breeze and sunshine in the first race of the Axiom Spring Series for cruisers at Kinsale
The Axiom Private Clients Spring Series 2024 at Kinsale Yacht Club got underway on Easter Monday with a fine turnout of over 30 cruisers and 1720 sportsboats in both the Spinnaker and Whitesail divisions. The racing lived up to its…
Testing conditions. In the Irish Intervarsities Keelboat Champs at Howth in the final weekend of March, UCC Captain Michael O’Suillebhain has shown that he has maintained the skills that got him onto he podium in the J/24 Euros at the same venue
It’s more than 18 months now since Michael O’Suillebhain did some skilled helming to bring Kinsale YC’s J/24 Kinsailor onto the podium in the J/24 Europeans at Howth. But his skills were as sharp as ever as he led the…
The Crosshaven Lifeboat crew members with the Dublin Bay Old Gaffers Association on the ketch Ilen off Kinsale at the weekend are (left to right) Kline Pennefeather, Sandra Farrell, Darryl Hughes, Phil Maguire & Conor Barry
There is now only one branch of the international Old Gaffers Association in all Ireland. But though it draws in its membership from every county, it continues to be known as the DBOGA, for it seems that the Dublin Bay…
Racing in the 2023 Kinsale Yacht Club Axiom Spring Series at Kinsale Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club is all set to host its Axiom Spring Series 2024 for sailing cruisers and one designs, which incorporates the SCORA League 2024, on Easter Monday, April 1st. The event promises an 'impressive lineup' of contenders already signed…
Dave Carroll (left) from the Elan 40 Chancer was the winner of IRC Spinnaker Division in the Kinsale Yacht Club March league and collects his prizes from sponsor Frank Godsell, Anthony Scannell, Commodore Kinsale Yacht Club,  Michele Kennelly, Sailing Secretary and Paul Cotter Cruiser Class Captain
The Frank Godsell March League 2024 for mixed cruisers at Kinsale Yacht Club was won overall on IRC on Sunday, March 24th, by Michael Carroll's Elan 40 Chancer. The Carroll brothers entry won on four points from Stephen Lysaght's Elan 333, Reavra Too on seven. Cian…
Kinsale Yacht Club Commodore Anthony Scannell's Yacht
The Frank Godsell March League 2024 for mixed cruisers at Kinsale Yacht Club that was cancelled last weekend due to 'adverse wind and sea conditions' will sail two races this Sunday to compensate. Although racing under IRC and ECHO, the White Sails…
Alan Mulcahy's Albin Express Apache leads the Frank Godsell March League 2024 for mixed cruisers at Kinsale Yacht Club
The Frank Godsell March League 2024 for mixed cruisers at Kinsale Yacht Club was cancelled on Monday, March 18, due to 'adverse wind and sea conditions'.  Although racing under IRC and ECHO, the White Sails division is attracting the most…
Kinsale Yacht Club played an essential role in the tenth Kinsale St. Patrick's Maritime Festival, with members' boats involved in the on-the-water parade
The picturesque town of Kinsale Harbour in West Cork was packed with spectators over the weekend as it played host to the tenth annual St. Patrick's Maritime Festival. Despite a gloomy and wet day, the town was buzzing with excitement…
Alan Mulcahy's Albin Express Apache (left) was the winner of the first race of the Frank Godsell Kinsale Yacht Club March League at Kinsale
The Frank Godsell March League 2024 for mixed cruisers at Kinsale Yacht Club got off to an exciting start on Sunday. The fleet decided to round alternative turning marks after discovering that some of the prescribed buoys on the course…
The winner of the Frank Godsell League in 2023 was Alan Mulcahy. He can be seen holding the trophy with sponsor Frank Godsell, along with his crew and the flag officers of Kinsale Yacht Club, Anthony Scannell (on the left) and Michele Kenelly. The league for 2024 will commence this Sunday
The 42nd annual Frank Godsell League kicks off this Sunday at Kinsale Yacht Club, located on the South Cork coastline. The cruiser league will run for three weeks, with two more races to follow after Sunday's opening. The next race…
Kinsale Frostbite Prizegiving 2024 - John Stallard, Principal Race Officer, Michele Kennelly (Sailing Secretary of Kinsale YC), Ian Travers (Squib keelboat division winner), Harry Lewis (Custom Rigging Sponsor) and winning crew Keith O'Riordan
After 12 races sailed at Kinsale Yacht Club's 2024 Custom Rigging Frostbite Series, Ian Travers and Keith O'Riordan sailing Outlaw were crowned overall Squib keelboat division winners on 16 points, three points clear of Colm Dunne and Daniel McCloskey in Allegro. KYC Club mates Harvey Tucker…
Kinsale Yacht Club's Spring Series is set for an Easter Monday start on April 1
A preliminary list of cruiser racing events on the Cork coastline lists the Kinsale YC Spring Series set for an Easter Monday start, April 1. At the RCYC in Crosshaven, evening racing is set for a start on Thursday, May…
Kinsale Yacht Club Marina in County Cork
Kinsale Yacht Club has cancelled racing on Sunday, 25th February, due to the adverse weather forecast. KYC Race Officer John Stallard will run the next Frostbite races for Squibs and dinghies sailing on Sunday, March 3rd. Easterly winds are expected…

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.