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The partnership will see competitors benefiting from an exclusive Henri Lloyd Privilege Club
SB20
Marine clothing brand Henri Lloyd has announced its support of this year’s SB20 World Championships, being hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes this August. The partnership will see competitors benefiting from an exclusive Henri Lloyd Privilege Club that…
Despite some frustrations for the Fireballers this was a very pleasant evening’s racing in warm pleasant conditions
Fireball
While Tuesday was a warm blustery day by the time Fireballers descended on the waterfront clubs the breeze was fading. Early birds Frank Miller and Ed Butler sailed to the harbour mouth to be greeted by 180 degree shifts and…
The size and variety of the Morbihan Festival fleet continued to amaze at todays picnic, but the style of the boats wasn’t quite matched by the style of the crews on the beach
Historic Boats
When you’ve an inland sea well filled with islands, the tides running between them are bound to be quite strong from time to time writes W M Nixon. After the second day of the Morbihan Festival of Sail, the veteran…
Definitely not Glyndebourne style....In fact, these Dublin Bay Water Wags spotted on a beach in the Morbihan would probably be very offended at the suggestion that this is a picnic. They’re serious Picnic People in the Water Wags, and they’d regard this informal gathering as no more than a quick lunch stop. Photo: Judith Malcolm
Water Wag
It’s probably more than a little sacrilegious to suggest that, as some of the rituals of a global religion are built around The Last Supper, then it’s not at all unreasonable for the world’s oldest One-Design sailing class to have…
Prize winners at the Laser Masters in Ballyholme with event organiser Claire Storey and Rear Commodore Ruan O'Tiarnaigh
Laser
Almost 40 Laser sailors enjoyed great sailing over the weekend in Belfast Lough, hosted by Ballyholme Yacht Club at the Danske Bank Private Banking sponsored Irish Laser Master Championships. Despite the forecast of little wind on the Saturday followed by…
Close racing for the 16–boat J24 fleet at Foynes Yacht Club
J24
The J24 Western Championship weekend was characterised by great racing, sailing conditions and fantastic hospitality in Foynes Yacht Club.The Championship - which saw boats from all around the island of Ireland take part - culminated in a great two final…
Extremely short races, with no respite in between gave the participants a thorough workout & tested that ‘muscle memory’ to the limit
Fireball
When Ger Owens’ 'Loopies' replace Adam Bower’s 'Woompatah' you know it must be Fireball Training Weekend writes Neil Cramer. With generous sponsorship from the ISA Class Training Scheme and hosting by the DMYC, the Fireball Class assembled in Dun Laoghaire…
A view from the 2013 Wayfarer Nationals at East Down Yacht Club
Wayfarer
#Wayfarer - The National Yacht Club is offering to members a special charter for its four club Wayfarers during the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta this July. The NYC will be the host club for the Wayfarer class hosting its Irish…
Close racing at the J24 Western Championships at Lough Erne Yacht Club
J24
Day one of the Yachtsman Euromarine J24 West Coast Championships at Foynes Yacht Club dawned to overcast skies with a westerly force 8-10 knots of breeze writes Elaine O'Mahoney. Last minute tweaking on the pontoon was followed by a procession…
Looking east from the Foynes Yacht Club clubhouse, sixteen J/24’s have arrived to the club’s new pontoon
J24
Eighty five sailors from around Ireland have gathered in Limerick with all province’s being represented at the two day Yachtsman Euromarine J/24 Western Championships. Looking east from the Foynes Yacht Club clubhouse the sixteen J/24’s gently move tied to the…
Water Wag No.44 Scallywag is one of nine heading to the traditional French yachting regatta at Morbihan
Water Wag
Over the next few days fourteen Water Wags will head by ferry to France to participate in one of the greatest classic boat regattas in Europe. As Afloat.ie reported previously, one thousand four hundred and forty two traditional workboats and…
Released into the daylight at last – Bill Trafford at Skenakilla with his latest creation
Etchells
As Johnny Smullen, boatbuilder to America’s Cup legend Dennis Conner has put it, the transformation job on a tired old Etchells 22 is simply amazing writes W M Nixon The well-worn white hull of a standard Etchells 22 went into…
At the time when the first boats started, there was almost no wind in that part of the harbour
Water Wag
Yesterday evening the Water Wags raced for the Buckingham Cup & Wigham Trophy with handicaps applied at the start, resulting in some boats starting five and a half minutes ahead of others. The handicaps were allocated on the basis of…
As Bango (James, Peter et al) squeezed past the gate mark, they were able to head up 20 degrees, their kite popped and they took off once more
SB20
After a fortnight of frustrating cancellations and false starts to the season, eight SB20s made it onto the start line for the first Saturday races of the 2017 DBSC SB20 sailing programme. The forecast was for a freshening southerly breeze…
 There was quite a swell outside the harbour which provided a testing beat for the fleets
Optimist
Unseasonal weather provided very challenging conditions for the 145 entrants in The Davy Munster Optimist Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club. Sailors travelled from as far away as Dublin and Galway for the event. Six races were planned over Saturday and…
Foynes Yacht Club prepares to welcome the J24s
J24
With five days to go to First Gun, Seventeen J24’s representing nine clubs have entered for the first of their regional events this year, the Yachtsman Euromarine J24 Western Championships being hosted by Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary…

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