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“K2Q” Friday July 12th FG 1100hrs


FIRST GUN: 1100hr

The Organising Authority (“OA”) are ISORA & SCORA in association with The National Yacht Club & The Royal Cork Yacht Club. This race Race 11 – offshore race in the MUSTO ISORA 2024 Series – weight at 1.2  further information ISORA website CLICK HERE
The Kingstown to Queenstown Race (K2Q Race) was originally run in 1860 and is understood to be the first ever ocean yacht race on Irish Waters  which was held from Kingstown (Now Dun Laoghaire) to Queenstown (Now Cobh). It is reported that the winner of the race was paid a prize of £15 at the time and all competing boat got a bursary of 10/6 each. The winner of the first race was a Schooner Kingfisher owned by Cooper Penrose Esq. The race was held on the 14th of July 1860 and had sixteen boats racing.

Keeping with tradition, the winning boat will be awarded a first prize of a cheque for €15 mounted and framed and Trophy provided by the Royal Cork Yacht Club the oldest yacht club in the world.

Please see link to Afloat article written by WM Nixon for some history on this wonderful race that we look forward to hosting in 2024! Kingstown to Queenstown Afloat Article

2022 K2Q race winner – J109 Mojito Photo: Afloat

Past winner RCYC’s Murphy family & crew aboard Nieulargo 

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Sailing Instruction (due 3rd July) & related information via ISORA website



competitors, along with the sailing instructions will abide by the following; 

  • The ‘Rules’ (World Sailing – Racing Rules of Sailing 2021 – 2024) here and
  • World Sailing Special Offshore Rules 2024-2025 – here and 
  • The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (also known as COLREGs)

Proudly supported by Doyle Sails lofts in Rush Co. Dublin & Crosshaven Co. Cork  – Click here for more details & loft Website