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RORC Commodore Michael Boyd (right) with Wicklow Sailing Club’s Race Organiser Theo Phelan immediately after the Boyd-skippered First 44.7 Lisa had finished the Volvo Round Ireland Race to become the best-placed Irish boat at third overall in IRC. Photo courtesy Volvo Round Ireland Race
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Michael Boyd of the Royal Irish Yacht Club is in the midst of a long, interesting and successful sailing career in which he first came to international prominence with the overall win in the 1996 Round Ireland Race on the…
The moment when a nation held its breath. Annalise Murphy in her Laser Radial approaches the finish line to clinch the Silver Medal in the Olympic Games at Rio, Tuesday August 16th 2016
W M Nixon
It’s indicative of the pace of Irish sailing in 2016 that for anyone taking an overview, it takes a bit of an effort to remember what the weather was like for much of our spring, summer and autumn. Admittedly, here…
The Archambault 35 Another Adventure (Darragh Cafferky) from Wicklow is one of 54 boats competing in the ISORA series
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#ISORA - More than half of respondents to the recent Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) fleet survey consider themselves regular offshore racers. The online questionnaire, as previously reported on Afloat.ie, aimed to determine whether ISORA is 'providing the racing…
After Cork week 2016, Cruiser–racer action returns to the South coast next June for both the ICRA Nationals at Royal Cork and the Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale
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It will be a packed June for cruiser-racer fans on the south coast next year with two of the biggest sailing events of the season taking place within a fortnight. Plans are well advanced for the 2017 ICRA Cruiser National Championships…
After a light wind start Howth's BAM is now reaching towards Stromboli with the A2 up doing 10 knots
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Howth Yacht Club crew man Anthony Doyle reports from Conor Fogerty's Jeanneau 3600 BAM! on the second day of the Middle Sea Race Race. 'We're just through the straits of Messina at approx 1530, we have what you can only…
The complete package. DBSC Commodore Chris Moore racing his J/109 Powder Monkey in Calves Week at Schull. Despite her undistorted hull shape and comfortable accommodation, the J/109 frequently beats all comers in open IRC racing, while also now offering the possibility of viable One Design racing in Dublin Bay
W M Nixon
The J/109 has proven herself to be well suited for sailing in Irish waters for several years, achieving major successes in the main offshore races and championships allied to starring roles in top regattas. Yet it is only now that…
Conor Fogerty's BAM, a Sunfast 3600, from Howth, pictured here during Jun'es Round Ireland Race, races in division IRC six in Malta tomorrow
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One Irish boat and a good selection of Irish sailors are among 112 twelve boats, from twenty five nations and six starts in tomorrow's Middle Sea Race. A light wind forecast means that it may suit smaller boats rather than…
Lynx, a Sailing school entry was tenth overall in a fleet of 63–boats in this year's Volvo Round Ireland race. Above the INSS Reflex 38 sets out on her 700–mile journey off the Wicklow coast. She is now for sale at €60k.
Boat Sales
Lynx, the successful Irish offshore Reflex 38 racer that has featured at the top of Ireland's offshore racing fleets for the past five seasons or more is seriously for sale by current owners, the Irish National Sailing School (INSS) in…
The Archambault 35 Another Adventure (Darragh Cafferky) from Wicklow is one of 54 boats competing in the Irish Sea Offshore (ISORA) series
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Offshore sailing body ISORA that goes from strength to strength on the Irish Sea, with 54 boats racing in 2016, is surveying competitors in an on-line questionnaire for competitors (past, present and future) to make sure it is 'providing the…
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Stephen Tudor’s J/109 Sgrech in flying form off the “Snowdon Riviera”
Sailor of the Month
In a year in which one of our 'Sailor of the Month' awards went to America’s irrepressible George David for his fabulous overall victory in the Volvo Round Ireland Race 2016 in Rambler 88, we see no reason at all…
ISORA Champion Sgrech skippered by Stephen Tudor
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Following an intense battle between three top contenders across the Irish Sea yesterday overall ISORA leader Sgrech skippered by Sptehen Tudor was crowned ISORA champion at the National Yacht Club last night. Defending champion Ruth skipperd by Liam Shanahan of…
Current ISORA Champion Ruth (Liam Shanahan) is looking for a third win in a row having won in 2014 and 2015 on Saturday
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The last race of the AveryCrest 2016 ISORA series, the “LC Tyres James Eadie Race”, takes place on Saturday 10th September from Pwllheli to Dun Laoghaire, a distance of about 75 miles. As happened in the last two years this…
Defending champion Ruth skippered by Liam Shanahan is in third place going into the final race of the 2016 ISORA series
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There are some familiar names at the top of the ISORA 2016 leaderboard that should produce a cliff hanger finish off Dun Laoghaire on September 10th. J109s fill the top three places and J Boats the top five overall. Former champion…
Paddy Gregory’s “Flashback” took first overall in the race to Greystones
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The ISORA / RAYC Irish Hospital Supplies Day race was the concluding race in the Viking Marine / RAYC Coastal Series and was also the feeder race to the Greystones Regatta writes Peter Ryan. It took place on Saturday 27th…
The ISORA fleet off Dun Laoghaire and heading for Wales on Saturday
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The offshore from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli at 08.00am on Saturday 6th August attracted 16 boats from the 27 boats entered writes Peter Ryan. Mainly crew availability had forced boats to pull out of the race.The course for the race…

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