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The first day of racing at Medemblik was delayed due to light winds.
Laser
In a big step up for under–21 Irish stars, Aoife Hopkins and Aisling Keller embarked on the Laser Radial World Championships in Holland yesterday. Absent, through injury is Ireland's sailing star Annalise Murphy who had earmarked the event as the…
Overall winner in the Laser Standard Finn Lynch (centre) is presented with his prize by (left) John Roche Admiral Royal Cork and sponsors Mark Whitaker of Volvo. Scroll down for photo gallery of prizewinners
Laser
As the Irish Laser Championships started so did it end with consistent sailing rewarding day one leaders with overall victory at Royal Cork Yacht Club this afternoon. Scroll down for Bob Bateman's prizegiving gallery. A mix of mist and downpours…
Johnny Durcan competing in day three of the Laser Nationals at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Scroll down for a gallery of photos of today's action
Laser
The scoreline's impressive but it belies the fact that on the water the National Yacht Club's Finn Lynch is not getting things all his own way at Royal Cork Yacht Club's Laser National Championships. A string of wins came to an…
Lough Derg's Aisling Keller (left) and Aoife Hopkins at the U21 World Championship prizegiving in Belgium
Laser
Lough Derg Yacht Club's Aisling Keller took seventh place overall at the under–21 Laser Radial World Championships closely followed by Irish team mate Aoife Hopkins of Howth YC in ninth place overall. The encouraging results achieved at the Nieuwpoort, Belgium venue…
Ireland was to the fore at the UK Laser Nationals in Abersoch, North Wales
Laser
Current Youth Sailing Champion Ewan McMahon may be in the superstar role in Irish junior sailing, but the Sutton, County Dublin family who sail out of Howth Yacht Club have a new wave of talent coming along. This was shown…
Liam Glynn from Ballyholme is the 2017 Laser Leinster Champion in the Standard Rig
Laser
East coast sailors emerged top of the three Laser divisions after a very tricky day at sea at the Rush Sailing Club hosted Leinster Championships writes our special correspondent. Three races sailed bringing in a discard. Overall results, subject to protest,…
Laser dinghies are racing at Rush for Leinster honours this weekend
Laser
Royal St. George's Jack Fahy leads the Laser Radial Leinster Championships after the first two races sailed at Rush Sailing Club in Co. Dublin today writes out special correspondent.   There are some protests in so results are strictly provisional. Fahy…
The breezy weather of late July 2017 captured in one image – Aoife Hopkins flying on her way to winning the Euro Women’s Under 21 Laser Championship at Douarnenez.
Sailor of the Month
When that definitive image of young Aoife Hopkins leppin’ her Laser with rocket power out of a breaking wave at the European Women’s Laser Radials Under 21 Championship 2017 (July 17th to 24th) at Douarnenez in Brittany went viral, we…
Euro Champ – Aoife Hopkins of Howth Yacht Club
Laser
With a first overall for Aoife Hopkins of Howth, a second overall for Aisling Keller of Lough Derg, and a seventh overall for Sally Bell from Belfast Lough, Ireland has made pretty much of a clean sweep of the Laser…
Waiting for the wind in Douarnenez, France at the Laser Radial Under–21 Women Euros
Laser
Just like their junior Laser counterparts at the 4.7 Worlds in Belgium this week, Irish girls are off to a flying start at the Laser Radial Under–21 Women European Championships in Douarnenez, France. Ireland holds the top three places after…
The Irish 4.7 Sailing Squad members (left to right) Coach Chris Penny, Jack Fahy( RStGYC) Michael Carroll(KYC) Tom Higgins(RStGYC)Michael O'Suilleabhain(KYC)Thomas Mulvenna(CYC)Eve McMahon(HYC)Clare Gorman(NYC).
Youth Sailing
The National Yacht Club's Clare Gorman is off to a great start having posted a ten and a four to be tenth overall in the Ladies division of the Laser 4.7 team sailing in the World Championships which began yesterday…
Some of the Ireland youth sailors who competed at the European Youth Laser Championship 2017  (back row from left) Conor Quinn, Tara Coveney, Ewan MacMahon, Nell Staunton (front row from left) Jamie MacMahon, Loghlen Rickard, Johnny Durcan and Sally Bell
Laser
The next wave of Irish Laser Olympic prospects were out in force at the Radial Youth Sailing European Championships from 6th–13th July in Gdynia Poland. Conditions were light for most of the event with strong winds on the last day. In the…
Two new Stormforce 1650s like one above are now in service in Belfast Harbour
Marine Trade
#PilotBoats - Belfast Harbour has completed its £2 million deal with Redbay Boats for two new pilot boats to service the city’s busy waterfront, as The Irish News reports. Already on service is the Captain Michael Evans named after the…
The Irish Laser Youth Championships was decided in Wexford
Laser
North Dublin sailors were top of the fleet at the Irish Laser Youth Radial Championships at Wexford Boat Club last weekend, a fixture that clashed with the second Dinghy Fest at Royal Cork Yacht Club. The event was sailed as…
Easy To Fly is a new foiling multihull from Jean-Pierre Dick and Guillaume Verdier
Marine Trade
#Foiling - Orders are flying in for a new design foiling catamaran, according to its French makers. Easy to Fly is the brainchild of solo sailor Jean-Pierre Dick, who placed fourth in the most recent Vendée Globe, and Guillaume Verdier,…
Mediterranean sailing at its best. With a suit of sails made by UK McWilliam, including one of Des McWilliam’s very special spinnakers, the Judel Vrolik IMS 48 Cristabelle is making hay off Alicante
W M Nixon
Yesterday’s report on Afloat.ie of the major changes shaping up in the ownership structure of the UK/McWilliam Sailmakers business in Crosshaven clearly rings a bell with many in the sailing community at home and abroad. The remarkable response has reinforced…

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