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Kinsale Yacht Club's At Home' yesterday. Photo gallery below
Kinsale
There was a great turnout for Kinsale Yacht Club's 'At Home' Regatta yesterday. The all–in IRC 2016 cruiser fleet attracted 19 entries and was won by Richard Hanley's GK24 Saoirse. In a 41–boat ECHO handicap division the win went to an Elan…
The late Alan McEneff of Foynes YC
Shannon Estuary
Foynes Yacht Club lost a stalwart this season with the untimely passing of Alan McEneff in early May. Alan, who was actively involved in promoting sailing to newcomers in the Club, will be greatly missed by all in the Shannon…
Colin Byrne of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire is one of three ICRA nominees to October's All Ireland Sailing Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
All Irelands
16 'successful nominees' for the ISA All Ireland Senior Sailing Championships 2016 at Royal Cork Yacht Club on October 1st have been announced by the Irish Sailing Association. A third of the invitees are from the host club who will…
Howth Yacht Club's Team 'Ireland's Eye Kilcullen' Graduate from the K25 Squad in Style
Howth YC
Whatever about all the other sailing around Howth Yacht Club, there are few who would dispute that one of the biggest HYC stories this year is the success of this J24 team. Following their unprecedented success over the past months…
Girls on Film: Peter Morton, Darren Marston, Phil Pafford, Nat Ives, Justin Slattery, Ash Curtis, Toby Mumford, Duncan Yeabsley, Nick Butt, Dirk de Ridder and Dave Lenz
Offshore
It was fifth time lucky for Morty, but the wait is now over. Peter Morton's Carkeek 40+ Girls on Film has won the 2016 One Ton Cup. The Cowes based team that included Ireland's Justin Slattery were worthy winners having…
One of cruising’s many pleasures is the unrivalled opportunity it provides to enjoy island and coastal wildlife without fuss. These puffins were seen on the Treshnish Islands west of Mull during the cruise by the Sun Fizz 40 Mystique of Malahide (Robert & Rose Michael) to the west coast of Scotland in July 2016
W M Nixon
While today’s galaxy of our top international sailing talent draws in its stars from many parts of Ireland to focus their energies and campaigns through a relatively few major centres, there was a time when one charming little estuary village…
This year the CH Marine Autumn Series will commence on Sunday, October 2nd
Royal Cork YC
The CH Marine Autumn Series at Royal Cork Yacht Club is rapidly approaching writes Kieran O'Connell. A highlight of the Cork Harbour sailing season the event attracts large numbers of sailors from a wide variety of clubs from around Ireland.…
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…
A performance sailer being used as an introductory fun boat. At last weekend’s Open Day for junior sailors with Howth YC’s new club-owned flotilla of five J/80s, instructor Craig Jeffares (left) guides Sarah Hanratty, Grace Quilligan on tiller, Anna Maguire, and Hannah Furlong, with Class Bos’un Luke Malcolm beyond
W M Nixon
While the headlines and public attention for much of the summer were dominated by the acrimonious Brexit vote in Britain and the extremes of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, out beyond a narrow sandspit on a secretive peninsula…
The victorious Jump Juice crew
Royal Cork YC
Conor Phelan’s Ker 37 Jump Juice defended her 2015 Abersoch Keelboat Week title in some style on Friday winning both the penultimate and the final races. The Royal Cork yacht finished the regatta a whopping 11–points clear. As Afloat.ie previously…
Light winds prevailed at Howth Yacht Club's ICRA National Championships in June
ICRA
Following its national championships at Howth Yacht Club in June, the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) is seeking feedback on the event via an online questionnaire. ICRA commodore Simon McGibney says the survey aims to get views on how the event…
ICRA Class three champion, the all-black Quarter Tonner Cartoon, skippered by Sybil McCormack/Ken Lawless from the Royal Irish Yacht Club will be in action in Cowes tomorrow
ICRA
Recently crowned ICRA Class three champion, the all-black Quarter Tonner Cartoon, skippered by Sybil McCormack and Ken Lawless, is one of three Irish Quarter Tonners competing in tomorrow's Quarter Ton Cup at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes. Only three days after…
Do you really think we’ll manage this? Closing in on the pin in a Division 1 start
ICRA
The wisdom of the old salts would have it that in a regatta series, a set of steady results towards the front of the fleet with no silly mistakes is much more useful in the final tally than an uneven…
Royal Irish Quarter Tonner Cartoon (Ken Lawless & Sybil McCormack) is vying for the IRC Three title at the ICRA National Championships at Howth YC
ICRA
After five races sailed, there are big changes at the top of the leader board in three of the four IRC classes at the Irish Cruiser Racing Association National Championships this evening which means the stage is set for tomorrow's cliff–hanger finale…
Off to a flying start. Tim & Richard Goodbody’s first major campaign with their new J/109 White Mischief saw them in top form in yesterday’s first two races of the ICRA Nats at Howth in Class 1, in which eleven J/109s are competing.
W M Nixon
If you’d brought a party of strangers to sailing out in a spectator boat to view yesterday’s first day of the three-day Irish Cruiser Racing Association’s National Championship, they could have been forgiven wondering why it all attracts such interest.…
An on–the–water jury keep a close eye on a class one start at today's ICRA National Championships off Howth
ICRA
Tim Goodbody made the perfect debut in the ultra competitive Irish Cruiser Racing Association class one IRC fleet off Howth this afternoon when he took a four point lead in his new J/109 White Mischief. The Royal Irish Skipper leads…

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