Kinsale Yacht Club celebrated the official re-opening of its renovated Clubhouse at a reception for members and guests on Monday 17th June.
The 14-week construction programme included the gutting and total re-build of all changing facilities on the ground floor, to include a new Reception/Office, first-class men and womenâ€™s changing facilities, laundry, cadet training room and gym. All mechanical and electrical services within the building were replaced and the Bar/Dining areas have been totally refurbished. Also, the extended balcony offers a magnificent view over the marina and has total wheelchair access with a new lift to the main entrance area.
KYC Commodore, Cameron Good acknowledged the excellent work of MMB Construction, Kiernan Electrical, Simon Walker Architect, JLS Design, Fiona Oâ€™Keefe Interiors, Ray Keane & Associates and Martin Oâ€™Callaghan Quantity Surveyors.
He thanked members and staff of Kinsale Yacht Club for their patience and support during the transition and highlighted the key role of member David Ross who volunteered many months of his time to manage the project so professionally.
â€œWe are delighted with our new Clubhouse and hope that members will use and enjoy our excellent new facilities. Kinsale Yacht Club is looking forward to hosting The Sovereignâ€™s Cup for cruiser classes next week (27th-30th June), the International Federation of Disabled Sailing World Championships (22nd-30th August) as well as a number of fleet events during the 2013 season,â€ said Cameron Good, Commodore KYC.
For images of the construction project and new clubhouse as well as information on all events and activities at Kinsale Yacht Club, see www.kyc.ie
Photo: John Allen