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Radial sailor Johnny Durcan from Royal Cork alongside his coach–boat before a race at this summer's Laser Radial Youth Worlds in Dun Laoghaire. Durcan is among the talented Junior All Ireland Championships line–up in Schull, West Cork tomorrow
Youth Sailing
Tomorrow's All Ireland Junior sailing championships looks like it will get off to a wet and windy start for the 16–nominated junior sailing stars drawn from seven yacht clubs from around the country. The Under–18 championships is scheduled to race…
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…
Rory Fitzpatrick with his Philips Sports prize at the National Yacht Club
Olympic
The Philips Sports Manager of the Month for August is being shared by the two succesful Olympic medal winning coaches – both in waterports – from Rio.  Irish Sailing Association Olympic coach Rory Fitzpatrick and Morten Espersen, the High Performance…
Mixed dinghies converge on a leeward mark
Youth Sailing
In an exciting new initiative for youth sailors, the Irish Sailing Association has announced provisional details on a series of Performance Pathway Seminars. The seminars are replacing the ISA Optimist Squads and ISA Topper Squad which have traditionally run from…
Olympic silver medalist sailor Annalise Murphy was honoured with a whole school assembly at her former secondary school, The High School in Rathgar, to salute her achievement in Rio a month ago
Annalise Murphy
It's not every day that you get to spend a few hours with an Olympic sailing champion but last Friday that is just what we did writes Michelle Burrowes of The High School in Dublin.  We were impressed beyond words…
Ireland's Sonar crew competing in Rio
Olympic
John Twomey bowed out of his Paralympic sailing career in Rio at the weekend after a tricky series left the Irish Sonar crew in 13th place overall. Kinsale's Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll had hoped to finish on a…
John Twomey's Irish Sonar crew of Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll make a good start in Rio yesterday
Olympic
Another far from easy day in Rio for John Twomey's Irish Sonar crew in the Paralympic sees the KInsale Yacht Club trio drop to 11th overall. Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll have one more day of fleet racing to decide…
Annalise Murphy on the podium in Rio with her silver medal in the Laser Radial
Annalise Murphy
#AnnaliseMurphy - Barely a month after her silver medal victory at the Rio Olympics and Annalise Murphy, The Irish Times' Sportswoman of the Month for August, is already back on the water. This time, however, it was the foiling Moth…
The Paralympic Sonar fleet raced only one of two races yesterday
Olympic
In the only race of the day for the Sonars on the second day of the Rio Paralympic sailing regatta, Ireland's John Twomey from Kinsale Yacht Club with crew Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll finished 12th from 14 to put them 13th…
John Twomey's Sonar starts in yesterday's first race of the Rio Paralympic regatta
Olympic
Ireland's Paralympic sailing team secored a ten and 14 in the first two rounds of the three person keelboat regatta yesterday. Kinsale Yacht Club's Sonar crew of John Twomey, Ian Costelloe and Austin O'Carroll now lie 12th from 14 with two…
Dragon Sailors Great–grandad Noel (92), Grandad Paul (66), grandson Rory (38) and great grandson Evan (2)
Dragon
Proving sailing really is 'a sport for life' are four generations of the Maguire family from Dun Laoghaire, afloat on Dublin Bay recently in a Dragon keelboat. The Royal St. George Yacht Club clan were out for a day sail…
New boats to a classic design. On the waterfront at Clontarf, the IDRA 14 Wicked Sadie (left) and the Waldringfield Dragonfly Phoenix (right) are both 2016-completed to an O’Brien Kennedy design with its origins in 1938
W M Nixon
A two-day celebration in a coastal suburb of Dublin to mark the 70th birthday of a 14ft One-Design sailing dinghy class may not seem an event of major significance in an island nation which can trace its recreational sailing history…
John Twomey, skipper of Ireland's Sonar keelboat with crew  Austin O'Carroll and Ian Costelloe
Olympic
Some people just keep going and going. Ireland's Sonar helm, John Twomey, of Kinsale Yacht Club, can safely be put in to that bracket as he enters his 11th Paralympic Games at Rio 2016 writes Richard Aspland. It is this…
National Marine Gallantry and Meritorious Service Awards presented by the then Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donoghue held in Farmleigh House in Dublin. Pic shows Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donoghue with Mr Jim Griffin who received the Marine Ministerial Letter of Appreciation for Meritorious Service For acting on his initiative in realising that he was the nearest trained asset to assist with rescuing 7 people at Tramore Bay in August 2013 who were cut-off by the tide
News Update
Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport is inviting nominations in respect of the National Marine Gallantry and Meritorious Service Awards 2016. The purpose of this awards scheme is to recognise outstanding acts of courage, heroism, skill and initiative in the…
Annalise Murphy celebrates her race win
ISA
#ISA - Annalise Murphy's success in Rio is bringing the sport of sailing to "a much wider platform", according to the Irish Sailing Association's performance director. Speaking to Bobby Kerr on Newstalk's Down to Business yesterday morning (Saturday 3 September),…
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…

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