The commodore baton of the Kinsale Yacht Club has been passed over to Michael Walsh from David O’Sullivan in the month of December in 2019. Currently, the new commodore is gathering his troops to make the year 2020 the busiest for all of them. One of the busiest members of the committee will be Matthias Hellstern who has moved to the position as the Vice Commodore of the yacht club with the sailing responsibility. There are lots of sailing this season at the Kinsale Yacht Club in spite of not being the year for the Sovereign’s Cup.
The strong sailors will be testing the waters next month for the traditional arrangement of Frostbites along with the cruisers getting powdered down and going for the race in the month of March for the League of Frank Godsell. In the month of April, the much-awaited Spring Cruiser Series where high levels of competition can be witnessed. The launch of the Dragons will also take place in the same month somewhat earlier than the usual time. A weekend has been planned for the training session with Martin Payne, coach and international sailor.
The month of May will witness the Keelboat Regatta named after Bryan Ryan for Squibs and Dragons. Several club races for the trophy and other national competitive events will take place with the Optimist Munsters in the same month.
The Yacht Club of Kinsale has earned a lot of respect for its class of availability and so it can look back at some of the amazingly enjoyable and successful games that had run in 2019 with pride. It is also a club that can depend on their sailing secretary, Dave Cullinane who also won the club person of the year recognition. They can also depend on their volunteers for running all the major events of the Kinsale club with ease.