Irish Optimist Nationals 2018

Irish Optimist National and Open Championships 2018

August 16th until August 19th


IODAI and Kinsale Yacht  Yacht Club (KYC)  in Co. Cork are delighted to host the Optimist National Championships 2018.  We look forward to welcoming over 200 competitors from all over Ireland as well as visiting sailors from other countries to our Club, located in the picturesque Kinsale Harbour.

Please find below some important information prior to your arrival.

Logistics On arrival in Kinsale
Boats can be unloaded on the pier opposite the Kinsale Yacht Club.  Once boats are unloaded please take your car trailers to the Kinsale Equestrian Centre as indicated on the below map.

It is important to please note that the pier is not a parking area. It is for unloading only.

The Equestrian Centre is open 9am to 8pm daily from Wednesday Aug 15th through to Sunday Aug 19th.  Please park the trailers in the area indicated by the Signs.

It will not be possible to launch the support ribs on the main slip. Please use Lobster slip (Opposite Viking Wharf) as indicated on the map.


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