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ICRA Class One Champion Joker II (John Maybury) from Dublin Bay will defend her title in Cork Harbour next season
Racing
Next year's three big Irish sailing regattas have set out their stalls early. The race is on to attract entries for July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta but before that there will be a fortnight of action on the South Coast…
They won by 31 points with a crew of all the talents. Conor  Clarke’s lineup aboard the all-conquering Embarr included (left to  right) American 470 Olympic sailors Stuart McNay and David  Hughes, while the home crew were Aoife English, Maurice “Prof”  O’Connell (seated), and Conor Clarke. Photo Pierrick Contin    A runaway victory of 31 points clear in a fleet of 72 boats in the  International Melges 24 World Championship in Florida made  Conor Clarke of Dun Laoghaire’s Royal Irish YC the Afloat.ie  “Sailor of the Month” for November.
Racing
A runaway victory of 31 points clear in a fleet of 72 boats in the International Melges 24 World Championship in Florida made Conor Clarke of Dun Laoghaire’s Royal Irish YC the Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” for November. With a crew of…
Ireland's Embarr on Brink of Melges World Championship Victory; Two Races Left To Sail
Racing
Trickier conditions with a light breeze from 040° that filled in only in the afternoon, forced the Race Committee to raise AP flag until 2.50pm, moment when the fleet was eventually given the preparatory signal and allowed to sail the…
Conor Clarke's Embarr IRL829 - 2016 Melges 24 World Championship - Miami - Day 3
Racing
Undisputed leader at the Melges 24 World Championships his week in Florida is Royal Irish Yacht Embarr IRL829 (2-1-2): the entry skippered by Conor Clarke. The good tactical calls, together with the amazing speed that the crew manages to reach…
Sailing with Royal Irish based Clarke is Aoife English, Maurice O'Connell and American Olympic 470 duo David Hughes and Stuart McNay
Racing
A series long lead held this week by Irish Melges 24 Embarr continues in Miami, Florida today at the 74–boat World Championships. Skipper Conor Clarke has an eight–point lead over Italy's Gian Luca Perego. Third after six races is New England…
The 2017 FAST40+ Circuit has been announced for the Solent
Racing
The FAST40+ Class have announced their plans for the 2017 Race Circuit with eight events starting in April and concluding in October 2017. The FAST40+ Class will once again contest the prestigious One Ton Cup an event in which Royal…
Moth dinghy builder Simon Maguire competing on Lake Garda at the RS Aero Cup
Racing
Two Irish dinghy sailors travelled to Malcesine, Lake Garda, Italy for the RS AeroCup in late September. Thirty eight competitors from twelve countries raced in superb conditions of a steady 12-16 knots, enjoying this exciting new single hander design. As…
Embarr finished second overall at the US Melges Championships
Racing
Conor Clarke's Embarr has finished second overall at the Melges 24 US National Championships in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin in a fleet of 47 boats. It is Clarke's second attempt at this event in the same location, last time he lost…
Start line action during the final stages of the event
Racing
Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis (Nacra 17) once again won the Endeavour Championship after some epic sailing hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-on-Crouch, thus successfully defending the title they lifted in 2015 writes Sue Pelling. This win means…
Pat Kelly's Storm was crowned J109 Champion at the  RIYC today. Scroll down for more photos below
Racing
After six races sailed and one discard, Rush Sailing Club's J109 Storm emerged winner of the Royal Irish Yacht Club hosted J109 Irish National Championship 2016 on Dublin Bay today.  Pat Kelly's Storm held the overnight lead stayed and ahead in…
Stormin'– Pat Kelly leads the J109 Nationals at the Royal Irish YC
Racing
The blistering upwind pace of Rush Sailing Club entry Storm has given Pat Kelly a two point overnight lead of the J109 National Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Kelly was fourth in race one but followed this with…
Tim Corcoran's surprise farewell party at Sligo Yacht Club
GP14
GP14 Sailors rolled up to a blustery Rosses Point in Sligo for the GP14 Autumn Open with the possibility of getting little sailing done as strong winds were forecasted for the weekend reports Colman Grimes. With the youth championship been…
A total of 27 invitees – a new record number – will include Nick Craig (DZero champion)
Racing
The organisers of the Endeavour Championship can confirm that Olympian Ben Saxton and Paralympian Niki Birrell will be competing as wild card entries in this year’s Endeavour Trophy to be held from 7-9 October 2016 on the River Crouch, Burnham-on-Crouch,…
Joker II skippered by John Maybury of the Royal Irish Yacht Club
Racing
It looks like a full fleet on October 1st and 2nd in Dun Laoghaire as the RoyaI Irish YC host a new end-of-season format J/109 Nationals 2016 for one of the most successful multi-pupose cruiser/racer classes in Ireland and on…
Shane McCarthy and Noel Butler are Fireball Munster winners. Scroll down for more prizegiving photos
Fireball
Noel Butler and Shane McCarthy have won the Fireball Munsters at Killaloe after racing was abandoned for day two of the event. On Sunday morning the forecast strong southerly winds kept building and while initially it looked sailable a series…
Class 2 of Howth Yacht Club's Autumn League includes the club's newest assets, where up to five HYC J80s and Dominic O'Keefe's J80 'Graduate' from RIYC in Dun Laoghaire will compete
Howth YC
Howth Yacht Club's 37th year of its Autumn League begins this Saturday at 2:30pm and repeats each Saturday (with the exception of October 1st) until the final day on the 22nd of October.  As the entries to Howth Yacht Club's…
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